Cinestill 50D - 120 Film
Now: £14.50 GBP
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.
For more information about the brand check out our bio of Cinestill
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 50D 120 film today and dive back into the fun of 120 film photography!
I must admit that I have a love/hate relationship with this film. I do love the sharpness and the very fine grain, and I really enjoyed the colours that I got from this emulsion. But, for 10 shots, it is on the pricey side, and the 50 ISO speed is restrictive if the weather isn't on your side...as is often the case here in the UK. A 400 speed film is going to be much more versatile and useful.
Having said that, I have only shot a couple of rolls so far, and I will be shooting more as I do love the results. This film won't replace my go to 400 speed colour films, but it's a great one to have a couple of rolls on hand for when the conditions are right.
This film can be outstanding, but make sure that you have tons of bright sunlight and a scene packed with highlights if you want to get the most from it. You get a really nice subtle red hue around the highlights which piles on the cinematic look you are probably after if you using this film.
Having only this year made my jump into shooting film, I have been very excited to shoot with a whole range of film stocks. Cinestill 50D was high up that list and whilst it certainly isn’t bad, I definitely wasn’t blown away by it.
Considering it’s price and other options that are available for cheaper, I think you have to have a very specific reason to pick this stock. I just found it very ‘ok’. Nothing I can really complain about, but nothing overtly good about it either.
From seeing other reviews it’s entirely probable that I just don’t have the experience to get the most from it.
Quirky film for rather experienced users who know how to achieve good results with it. Because of its low sensitivity not the best choice to take handheld photos on an overcast day. Also, in less than ideal lighting conditions you may get weird colours with green or magenta cast. If exposed properly it has a beautiful, filmic colour palette (still slightly greenish but it's part of its cinematic charm) and really fine grain.
Not a portrait film for me. Far to difficult to get the skin right but a remarkable and quirky film nevertheless. Hard to really form an opinion because it's so unique both as a 50iso film and expensive. Performs well on long exposures so deserves some investigating.