Cinestill CS41 Colour Film Developer - 1Ltr Powder Kit
For those of you who are looking to begin home developing colour films, this is the easiest way to get started! A two-bath C-41 processing kit, shipped in powder form for easy delivery and long-life storage.
Simply mix one packet of developer in warm water to create your first step, and the two bleach/fix packs into another beaker for your second step.
Then load your film onto a reel and developing tank (in a changing bag or darkroom!), and get cracking.
For Full Instructions
Please download the attached Cinestill CS41 information sheet - also note that a paper version of these instructions are included in your powder kit so you will never be at a loss for how to process your films.
You can push/pull, and play with different temperatures to fine-tune the development to your personal style and taste.
|Capacity:||24 rolls advertised as maximum, but typically 12-18
|Perfect for:||Colour home-developing
Where we ship
When you buy your camera film from us we can ship it across the UK, Europe, USA, New Zealand, Australia and Canada (more countries planned soon!) So buy your Cinestill CS41 Colour Film Developer - 1Ltr Powder Kit today and dive back into the fun of home developing
I hadn't done colour dev for about 20 years, but decided to try this to see if they'd made it any easier. They have!
With most negatives being scanned nowadays, temperature control probably isn't quite as critical as it used to be anyway, but this stuff really doesn't seem to care. Developing cold? Just extend the dev time!
It's also remarkably economic and stable, unlike the older chemicals I was used to. The images are from the 15th film put through a 1 litre batch, which was mixed about 10 weeks ago and stored in simple poly bottles with the air squeezed out, in a dark-ish corner of the room. And there's no sign of it giving up just yet!
The 2 bath process is also a LOT easier to manage than the old separate bleach, fix, and stabiliser routine - get a bucket of hot water (a sous vide machine really helps), get the chemicals up to temp, and - in about 15 minutes - your negatives are hanging to dry.
Easier than finding a Truprint envelope!
Used this for the first time I tried to develop color film at home. Was very relieved when the negatives turned out ok. At first I was afraid that they were underfixed, as they were quite milky, but after they dried, they look fine ;)
I've developed quite a lot of blank and white, a little bit of ECN-2, and this kit had been my fits experience of C41. This is the easiest process I've used by a long way! Mixing the chemicals is no worse than any other two part powder kit - just make sure the water is moving when you pour the powder in to it.
This gives me the confidence to try LF colour. Soon...
It was my first time home developing and actually making the chemicals was a bit stress full but I think I was a bit out on temperatures yet the still worked perfectly this is very similar with the developer temperature as if it was a bit to hot I would maybe take away 10 seconds or so and there would never be any real problem with pushing or pulling.
Dabbled in the idea of developing my own C41 film at home for a while, but was always deterred by how complex it seemed. Took the plunge with this kit and I’m so glad I did. It’s insanely simple to use and genuinely very difficult to get wrong; I’ve even developed a few expired rolls with this, expecting to not get good results from them as I had home developed. But nope. This cinestill kit was awesome even for those. Plus, it’s taught me that home developing is super fun