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I have a cardboard box filled with about a hundred of those 400 foot cores.
I like your setup; I'd like to make one for myself. Those 70mm rollers can be very spendy!
I'm always patient with eBay, and manage to do OK. It's when one needs it now that the robbery seems impossible to avoid. There are several used motion picture supply places online as well (or were when I was getting set-up) that were not entirely unreasonable, but shipping charges were high IIRC.

I toss the old cores when I load the split reel, I'm running out of room to store stuff I can't imagine I'll use again. The many hundreds of 120 spools I found in a box when I last moved? Oi.
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Two of my friends from work. They drove all the way across town to hear my Son play in his rock band. We were all under golf umbrellas.

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Been meaning to try out the XX again. Didn't like it in HC-110 much, so decided to try Pyrocat. Shot some ice today here in the GA mountains. Worked pretty well, and subject lends itself to a bit of grain. Maybe I'll stick with the Pyrocat.

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Knowing this is a motion picture film, I always manage to see the shots in this thread as cinematic! My imagination, no doubt, but does anyone else see 5222 shots that way, more so than ones done with other films?
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Worked pretty well, and subject lends itself to a bit of grain. Maybe I'll stick with the Pyrocat.

I am curious, PMK was always a favorite of mine, in the larger format. Does the XX film scan easily with the Pyro stain?

XX in NOT a lower grain film, it was designed in 1958, and really hasn't changed much. Kind of like stepping into a time capsule that takes you back to 1958.

Some of the best photography that I see comes from Cinema. I see images all the time on the TV and I say to myself "Man, that would make a great still photo."

Myself I do sometimes tend to look at subjects with a cinematic eye. I enjoy doing that.
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I am curious, PMK was always a favorite of mine, in the larger format. Does the XX film scan easily with the Pyro stain?

XX in NOT a lower grain film, it was designed in 1958, and really hasn't changed much. Kind of like stepping into a time capsule that takes you back to 1958.

Some of the best photography that I see comes from Cinema. I see images all the time on the TV and I say to myself "Man, that would make a great still photo."

Myself I do sometimes tend to look at subjects with a cinematic eye. I enjoy doing that.
^^^THAT!!!^^^

Totally agree... Double X has given me a new life, literally, both in how/what I shoot and the ultimate use of the images. Long story. I only wish Double X was available in 120 so I could shoot with the 503.

So, I just bought a box of TriX.
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Nice, Dan,

On the iPhone screen I can see the depth and contrasts that look terrific. I must pull this up on the computer fir a better view.
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Three Mugs. LOL Minolta SRT101 85mm F1.7 MC Rokkor XX Legacy Mic-X

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I am curious, PMK was always a favorite of mine, in the larger format. Does the XX film scan easily with the Pyro stain?

XX in NOT a lower grain film, it was designed in 1958, and really hasn't changed much. Kind of like stepping into a time capsule that takes you back to 1958.
The scanner I use has upwards of 5300 true optical resolution so I'm not a great person to ask this. Lower-end scanners may have issues with grain aliasing with such a grainy film. I scanned the XX at 6000 DPI to get the smoothest grain from my Cezanne. That said, the Pyrocat was much less grainy than other developers tried.

Of course I wasn't trying to make it look like T-Max 100, in terms of grain, but, with HC-110 it seemed like the grain was really jumping out at me and was too over-the-top. I'm definitely a fine-grain kinda guy. But I thought I'd give the XX a go since I bought the 400' tin for $50.

I am almost out of Tri-X, which I probably will replace with XX for my occasional ~400-speed needs. The XX will likely last me a decade, while I go through 100' of T-Max every few months.
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Just as a general idea, staining/tanning developers like PMK and Pyrocat will give you the look of less grain since they kind of fill in the denser parts of the neg with stain. The grain is still there, it just gets masked a bit.

If you want a lot of grain with 5222, go with Rodinal or Beutler's. I uploaded some images with Beutler's on the last page or two.

Here is a decent example of the grain masking effects of Pyrocat in a strong solution 2:2:100-

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