Shooting a roll of Eastman Kodak 2238 at Iso 6 just because it’s challenge. Kodak 2238 is what is called a Panchromatic Separation Film meaning it is sensitive across all the colour spectrums and was actually used to create archival film prints from colour prints.
For the below car park shot I metered at approximately 25 seconds but not knowing how the film would handle I doubled the time from experience on film reciprocity plus a little bit for luck and it worked out ok at about 1 minute thankfully.
There wasn’t not much data on shooting this film when I did (Summer 2019) and the same went for development so I joined a few film groups online and plenty of discussions were had. Ive taken so long to develop this roll because I lost it! Advice from a friend that had previously shot and developed it was invaluable for development times.
Not knowing what I was going to achieve I rattled off the roll Kodak 2238 roll, mainly on my family, my children and pets plus a few shots out and about. Development date only shows information for Iso 12 ad 25 so I made an educated guess and went with 16 minutes in Rodinal at 1+50 ratio.
The film is a nightmare to keep clean and scan without attracting hairs! Its unlike any other, I tried my best to clean and re-scan without much improvement so here you will find the raw scanned images without no adjustments, full of hairs and dust!
I like the film noir look of Kodak 2238 but I despise how it attracts dust and hairs. I’m not sure wether I will shoot this film again but I did enjoy the process as always.
Graham Binns Photography