Old 03-30-2019   #2081
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Old 04-01-2019   #2082
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Old 04-11-2019   #2083
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Old 05-08-2019   #2084
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Old 06-08-2019   #2086
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Outdated XX Borax MQ Aristo #2 RC Multigrade dev by Nokton48, on Flickr

Testing my Minolta XK, before it went to Essex (camera came back right before Katrina hit!) 85mm F1.7 MC Rokkor ADOX Borax MQ
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Old 06-08-2019   #2087
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My 400' roll arrived a week ago. I have 6 36 exposure rolls ready to test but sadly it will be a couple more weeks before I'll be able to get out and start snap shooting.
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Old 06-09-2019   #2089
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I quite like the glow around bright lights, halation presumably. Is it an inherent quality of 5222 (Double X) due to the Remjet coating being removed by Kodak for use in still photography?
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I quite like the glow around bright lights, halation presumably. Is it an inherent quality of 5222 (Double X) due to the Remjet coating being removed by Kodak for use in still photography?
As far as I know, Double-X doesn't have any remjet to begin with. I don't know if it's an inherent quality of the film per se to have the glow around bright lights, but I did find that the highlights had less latitude than say Tri-X or HP5+.
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I thought Double X started life for use in motion pictures and had the remjet (a carbon based deposit) to reduce the risk of static, and as an anti-halation defence.
For use in stills photography the frame rate and static problem is insignificant, but the remjet was an annoyance for development in commercial labs and at home. I'm led to understand that the remjet was removed by Kodak for use in stills photography, but please correct me if I'm incorrect. The upshot maybe (?) minimal, if any, anti-halation and the glow I'm looking for.
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I thought Double X started life for use in motion pictures and had the remjet (a carbon based deposit) to reduce the risk of static, and as an anti-halation defence.
For use in stills photography the frame rate and static problem is insignificant, but the remjet was an annoyance for development in commercial labs and at home. I'm led to understand that the remjet was removed by Kodak for use in stills photography, but please correct me if I'm incorrect. The upshot maybe (?) minimal, if any, anti-halation and the glow I'm looking for.
You may be thinking of Kodak's color cine films, which most definitely do have the remjet layer. They are also designed for a different ECN-2 chemistry. Cinestill is the company that takes Kodak's various Vision3 color film stocks and pre-removes the remjet layer so that it can processed in commercial labs or at home (usually cross-processed in C-41 chemistry). They also sell BwXX, but it is basically Eastman Double-X spooled down into 36-exposure cassettes.

Kodak's product information for Double-X states:
EASTMAN DOUBLE-X Negative Film has a gray acetate safety base. The back side of the base contains an anti-static layer with lubricant.
Meanwhile, if you check the product information for the other Vision3 films, it specifically mentions the remjet backing layer.

You can buy Double-X directly from Kodak in 400-foot spools, but Film Photography Project also spools down into 100-foot bulk rolls. I and others on the forum process Double-X at home with no additional steps needed compared to "traditional" black and white film.
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On a side note, if you're looking for a black and white film that has a bit of glow in the highlights, I suggest looking at the thread for Ultrafine Xtreme 400. Someone noted in that thread that the film has less anti-halation undercoat (or worse depending on your perspective).

My own experience with the film (in 120 format) seems to bear that out a bit. The pre-wash comes out completely clear, compared to purplish for Ilford and Kodak films. In some of my images, particularly heavily back-lit high contrast scenes, there is a bit of halo around bright highlights.
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On a side note, if you're looking for a black and white film that has a bit of glow in the highlights, I suggest looking at the thread for Ultrafine Xtreme 400. Someone noted in that thread that the film has less anti-halation undercoat (or worse depending on your perspective).

My own experience with the film (in 120 format) seems to bear that out a bit. The pre-wash comes out completely clear, compared to purplish for Ilford and Kodak films. In some of my images, particularly heavily back-lit high contrast scenes, there is a bit of halo around bright highlights.
Thanks for the info, dourbalistar, in both your replies.
Based on what I've read, think I might give Kentmere a run for the money and see if I can induce the bright-lights glow as others have noticed.
Still attracted to Double X for the look it produces, and having located a seller on the well known auction site (the .uk arm) I can order 5 rolls instead of ordering a bulk roll and rolling my own.
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Spaghetti Warehouse old XX ADOX Aristo #2 RC Multigrade by Nokton48, on Flickr

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(short end) XX turns out expired, but I think usuable. Testing SRT bodies rebuilt by Greg Stelz out in Colorado. Again dichroic fog level jacks with print contrast. So dmax could be better. With short ends you take what you can get. I shoot expired film all the time like most photogs do............
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