CineStill Releases a Sort of New Black and White Film


CineStill, the folks who put out the Tungsten 800 film that is more or less rewrapped Kodak cinema film, are continuing in their traditions with a new black and white film offering. Japan Camera Hunter got the scoop–and according to Bellamy the new film is a black and white film called bwXX that comes from Kodak’s XX black and white cinema film stock. He states that the film has been used in Schindler’s List (1993), Memento (2000), Kafka (1991), Casino Royale (2006), I’m Not There (2007), and many many more.”

Kodak states that you should expose it at around 250 or 200 ISO depending on various situations. If anything, the film looks like a high contrast black and white emulsion–which is beautiful and has some very silky smooth blacks to it.

Bellamy is giving away a bunch of the film on this site when you purchase a 35mm camera of some sort. Otherwise, CineStill lists the film at $7.49 a roll.