Cinestill 800 iso 35mm film review

April 29, 2016


If you have not heard of Cinestill film, you are in good hands! I don’t use this film often, reason being the first roll I tried was on a point and shoot zoom camera with flash, the colours didn't impress me.

Trying to shoot on a fairly small aperture camera without flash at dusk time, it came out very ‘average’ = shaky and blue tint results. When I use flash, it just looked like stock 400 Kodak or Fuji films.

After Louis Dazy @louisdazy raved on about it, and shot some awesome double exposure photos, I decided to give it another go. See here for his photo.

I was impressed with the film, it performed very well in low light. The photos told a story with the colours it expressed. It captivated and drew me in.

After the lesson learnt, I decided to not use a point and shoot and no flash. Simply just a good big aperture lens (F2) and some dimly lighted space, and off I go!



I shot all these using a 50mm lens at F/2 aperture, the tones are gorgeous! Pictures straight from the Pakon scanner, with no further processing.

I did do some daylight shots as well, it didn't come out too bad either. You'll notice some grains on the film, however to be honest the colour tone of the film is a true winner at night!


So remember the tips, no flash, and use a wide aperture lens and you should be able to have some fun with it.

You can get the film from here, for a limited time $23 a roll.

http://filmneverdie.com/products/cinestill-800-iso-tungsten-xpro-c-41-film-135-36

Quoting from their About Us website:

“About CineStill Film
     For the first time ever, motion picture cinema film is now available for standard 35mm still photography and processing!  The birth of CineStill and it's "800Tungsten Xpro C-41" film has been received with astonishing worldwide success and overwhelming appreciation from the international film community, but for us this is still only just the beginning…”

http://cinestillfilm.com/pages/about-cinestill-film




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