35mm BW Film - Emulsion X High Grain (1 Roll)
Emulsion X High Grain BW Film - LIMITED!
Rare, unusual and different, Emulsion X is an unknown film from a mystery vault.
1 Roll – 24 exp – iso 100 - non DX Coded
Looking for a gritty, grindy, grainy soft focus vintage look? If so, Emulsion X is for you. It is a panchromatic film with a super thick base. Don’t be shocked as it has a red tinted, age related, base fog after processing.
Image by Leslie Lezenby / Shot on Emulsion X.
Exposure and processing data:
ISO 100, but like most B/W films it has a decent latitude, but over expose it even one stop and the grain explodes.
Kodak Xtol stock, 8 minutes and double your normal fix time. Other steps can be completed as your normal routine dictates. I recommend that you use water for the stop bath step as this film can exhibit small pepper flakes in the emulsion and an acid stop bath may magnify this. Keep close control of the temperature throughout all steps of your processing as this film has an older emulsion that will reticulate.
Read Mark O'Brien's Emulsion X Review at his Random Camera Blog.
"Keep close control of the temperature throughout all steps of your processing as this film has an older emulsion that will reticulate." What is reticulation?
Emulsion X is the first FPP film to have its own theme song!