Cinestill 50D - 120 Film
Our Price: £14.50 GBP100089
Adapted from Kodak cinema stock, Cinestill 50D 120 film boasts the finest grain available in a commercial medium format film.
A slightly different backing material to the 35mm version means a subtly different final look but what won't change is the exceptional detail and vivid colour - Cinestill 50D is the perfect medium format film for delivering standout images in bright light.
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Cinestill celebrated it's 5th birthday in 2017, having quickly developed a fantastic reputation world-wide for their innovative approach to fulfilling analogue needs. They are specialists in converting rolls of cinema film - designed for movies - into batches of 35mm and medium format film that can be used in thousands of cameras, and developed in any minilab in the world. Their passion is for everyday photographers to have the same access to high-quality emulsions as Steven Spielberg, Wes Anderson, Martin Scorsese, and The Coen Brothers! Sometimes referred to as Cine Still.
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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 50D 120 film today and dive back into the fun of 120 film photography!
I tried the roll in few environments and in different weather conditions. In the city, in nature, in a sunny day on the beach. Its a perfect film for street/urban photography and wonderful for portraits. I was sad to hear Fuji dropped the Pro production, a little fed up with the Portra hype and CineStill gave me the 50D and I am now addicted. Can't wait to try the 800
I've just used one roll of CineStill 50 so far, so it's early days. As many others have commented, it handles bright light well but gets "blocky" in the shadows. I confess to being a little disappointed in the way it scanned, as it seems to me noticeably coarser-grained than Kodak Ektar 100, which scans beautifully - albeit that has a more intense colour rendition. I found one strip curled a little in the scanner - that may have been the processing or my fat fingers - and had to be re-done by re-seating it in the holder (I use a Nikon 9000 which holds film by tension rather than by flat glass like some other scanners). Finally the last frame was chopped in half by the processors, which is either their mis-handling or the result of a slightly short length on the roll (and yes, I started it in the right place and the cameras spaces frames evenly). I have another roll in the fridge and it will definitely get an outing, but I'm not sure I'd rush back for more after that.
Ran a roll of this through my Kiev 6C as a test of the newly repaired shutter. Someone previously removed the aperture from the lens so was stuck on f2.8 on a really bright sunny day so slow film and an ND filter was order of the day.
Tried as much variety as I could around here - a bit of close-up, a bit of greenery and a bit of building, in a mix of full sun and shade, and the film coped nicely with everything.
Did produce a slight yellow cast developed in C41 (I believe this was originally an ECN2 emulsion) but only needed the mildest tweak to the blue curve to correct and the tweak was the same across all the conditions so easy to apply.
A nice, forgiving, film that I'll certainly be using again!
I recently brought out my Bronica ETRS again and decided to go back to experimenting with film. I found it great for a portrait series I am working on. Beautiful grain structure and lovely mood. The slow ISO can be an issue sometimes especially for someone like me who loves using available light but we are blessed with a kind climate here in Malta. Film also converts beautifully to monochrome.
Another drawback is Brexit as I am still waiting for my recent order to be delivered. Tracking shows that it has been stuck at customs since the 1st March.
Otherwise I look forward to continue experimenting with this emulsion and intend trying the 800T version in the near future.