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Kodak Double X 7222 Information and Help

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Hi everyone!


In a few weeks, I'll be shooting Kodak Double-X 7222 16mm film using the Arriflex 16SB and Cooke Kinetal 12.5, 17.5 and the 25mm lenses. The film will be developed at Cinelab London and scanned with a Spirit 4K (the Scanity is supposedly under maintenance).

It will be the first time using this film stock and camera so tests will be done before the shoot however I was wondering could you tell me what to expect in terms of image quality, graininess etc. The shoot will happen in a metro meaning relatively low light conditions. Also, any tips on properly (over)exposing the film would be greatly appreciated. 

Tips, recommendations or potential alternatives are all welcome. Thank you!


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I shot 5222 a few years ago. Learned it's best to rate it 100-125 asa max so keep that in mind for the subway. Grain is much more prevalent than i expected but it's such a beautiful stock. It's not easy to push so if you really need more exposure - you can shoot on 500t and convert to b&w, but it won't look the same. Make tests and have lab measure negative with densitometer! 

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Meter as accuratly as you can.  7222 is a very good stock but its still B/W. Your range of latitude is narrower that color 

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I personally like 7222  and agree that rating it down to 125 is a good idea, but if you need a faster stock I would look at the 400iso Orwo Un74.

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