Cinestill CS41 Colour Film Developer is for those of you who are looking to begin home developing colour films - it is genuinely one of 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.
|24 rolls with proper storage, increased developing time with re-use
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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
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This C41 kit is easy to make up, provided you are properly prepared, so make sure you wear all the protective gear such as gloves, apron and even glasses as these chemicals can be hazardous and you would not wish them to contact your skin, or normal clothes. If you follow the instructions closely, you should get replicable results every time. However, the instructions themselves are printed very small, so make sure you have read and understood them BEFORE you start. That being said the process is a simple one. Be aware, if working like me without a supply of warm running water, that you will need to plan for quite large amounts of water for washing. For occasional use, it's probably not necessary to have a temperature control system, but if using long-term, this will probably be beneficial to your workflow.
One thing I did notice was that the warm developer and bleach/fixer tended to increase pressure within my Paterson tank and this did cause some blow off if not carefully managed. However, once again, once you are aware of this, it will not be an issue. It's also useful to have stuff like kitchen roll or microfibre cloths handy to keep your work area clean and for dealing with any spillage. I haven't yet reached the capacity of this kit yet and feel it is good for quite a bit more than the rated no of rolls.
This powder kit really does make C41 developing as easy as developing B&W. Follow the instructions, be as accurate as possible with your temperature and development time, and it will give you great results
(My sample shots were taken on Kodak Pro Image)
I've been using tetenal C41 kit since 2017 and was wondering how this would work only with 2 baths.
However, the results are great.
Carefully followed the provided instructions in terms of time and temperatures.
I use a Jobo tank (1500 series) and the Cinestill TCS -1000.
Film was Portra 160-120mm
The water I use is tap water.
Already handprinted my images and they look good.
Love the quickness of developing with this C41 kit and will keep using it.
These Chemicals are great for home development. Used for the past several months in replacement of Tetenal C41and I have not been disappointed.
Some images were developed with the Cinestill chemicals. great outcome