This isn't something I would have thought of pursuing. I've tried and used some oddball film stock, but it never occurred to me that X-Ray film would be suitable for traditional camera work... until now.
I came across a gallery on Flickr that contains a number of images using an 8x10 view camera loaded with Agfa Green Latitude x-ray film, and the results are spectacular. The question is, does X-Ray film exist in roll film form for 35mm or medium format sizes? I've found sources for 4x5 sheets and up, but nothing smaller that's usable in a standard camera format.
@peterr ... Thank you for the link, and the inquiry. Exactly what I was hoping to find. In one sense, it's good to know that I wasn't the only one who was looking, but sadly, the details on the (un)usability leaves a lot to be desired.
Scratches and soft double-sided emulsions aren't exactly the 'features' I'd be looking for in any film, and especially when they'd be packed into a scratch-inducing canister and twisted around the spindle for a second dose of friction before they even make it into a tank for processing. I've never been rough on film stock, but I get the feeling the generic x-ray stuff isn't exactly made to withstand the usual photo process from roll film usage.
If nothing else, it might be something to keep in mind for testing a 4x5 Speed Graphic now that it's in much better shape, and has 2 functioning shutters.