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Scott Pickering "25 ASA" , Feb 09, 2005; 09:48 p.m.

Here's a pic for your amusement.

Attachment: SXX.jpg


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Scott Pickering "25 ASA" , Feb 09, 2005; 09:49 p.m.

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Thanks for your cooperation,



And an old one.

Attachment: Super XX.bmp

Mike Gammill , Feb 09, 2005; 10:19 p.m.

Nice work with the box. Of course, if Super XX were still around, it wouldn't be celebrating its 50th anniversary. I'm not sure, but I think it came out as a replacement for Super X maybe in the late 30's or early 40's. BTW, where'd you find the old box of XX 127?

Al Kaplan - Miami, FL , Feb 09, 2005; 10:56 p.m.

Hey, I bet they'd sell some of that stuff! For a second I thought it was for real. I'll take a 100 roll pro-pack of 35mm, please. How about some DuPont SX Pan while we're at it? And I'd love to get my hands on a couple of cases of DuPont Varilour BTW in 8x10 and 11x14. That was my favorite paper of all time!

Scott Pickering "25 ASA" , Feb 10, 2005; 12:46 a.m.

You can buy old boxes online and on Ebay at times. Yah this box didn't work as well as my Pan X box, but its all in fun. I bought a double pack of 120 box that had a film in it dated 55. I exposed the film and had it developed not long ago, but the neg was completely black. It was an experiment. Back then it was a 100 speed.

- Kibbel Zinbitz , Feb 10, 2005; 07:21 a.m.

>That was my favorite paper of all time!<

I thought that was Zig-Zag.

Bradford Lumley , Feb 10, 2005; 09:51 a.m.


Mike Gammill , Feb 10, 2005; 10:53 a.m.

Had Super XX in roll and 35mm sizes survived it probably would have had its rating listed as ASA 200 (like the sheet film was) in 1960 when the safety factor for b/w films was reduced. I found a 1960 magazine a while back that actually had the proposed ratings posted a short time before they went into effect. Interesting note, Plus-X, then a paltry ASA 80, was given a rating of 160, but was changed to ASA 125 for packaging. I don't know if any boxes ever came out with a 160 rating or not. I don't remember as I was only 3 years old when all this happened. Thankfully, my father still has most of his old photography magazines :)



Donald Qualls , Feb 10, 2005; 11:45 a.m.

What, am I the only one who noticed the SXX box was 220 format? With the only true B&W Kodak packs in 220 being 320TXP, it'd be very welcome to have another emulsion available. I have one camera capable of dealing with 220: my Kodak Reflex II, which has a perfectly functioning film counter that can be reset in mid-roll (though it would require aggressive trimming of the 220 feed spool and taking up to 620). And I have reels that will hold 220, also.

Hmmm... Gotta get the focusing smoothed out so I can try 220 in it...

Mike Gammill , Feb 10, 2005; 12:40 p.m.

If 220 Tri-x is TXP, then 220 Super XX could also be XXP? Yeah, I got too much time on my hands, I admit it.

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