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'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
I’ve only developed 1 roll of film with these chemicals and the results exceeded my expectations. So simple to mix and then even easier to develop with. A must for anyone considering developing with C-41 chemicals.
I was on the fence for a long time about developing colour at home as I had heard colour film is extremely sensitive to temperature changes. After reading a guide from Analogue Wonderland, however, I decided to give it a try. It is really easy and much quicker than developing BW film as the rinsing is much much shorter.
It comes with a handy guide for how to push or pull the film, and how to best reuse the chemicals.
For someone who has never processed colour without a large machine, Cinestill C-41 is a breeze.
I think the quality of the negatives came out as they should, and I will definitely try this one again as the two-step process is very practical. Being able to do this at home will also push me to take more photos, which is a plus!