CineStill 120 has arrived!
CineStill 800Tungsten is a unique film for still photographers. The folks at CineStill have spent many years perfecting it for 120 format.
This 800 speed tungsten balanced colour negative film is prepared from the same motion picture film stock used by top cinematographers around the world. This film is designed for difficult low light tungsten situations and may be used in many different lighting situations to achieve a variety of looks. Cinestill’s proprietary “Premoval” process makes motion picture film safe to process in standard C-41 photo lab chemicals or at home. This emulsion is optimized for a hybrid workflow, ideal for scanning. Treat this film as a high speed 800 ISO film when processing in C-41 and push process whenever needed up to 3200 ISO.
Tungsten-Balanced Colour Negative Film
ISO 800/30° in C-41 or ECN-2 Process
Motion Picture Film Stock
“Premoval” of Rem-Jet Layer
Unique Halation Effect
Well-Suited to Push Processing
Ideal for Low-Light Conditions
When shot in daylight, an 85B filter is recommended, shooting the film at 500ISO
Enhanced Scanning Performance
Recommended ISO and acceptable exposure for push processing:
ISO 800 – No push – EI 200-1600 ISO 1250 – 1 stop push – EI 800-2000 ISO 1600 – 2 stop push – EI 1250-3200 ISO 3200 – 3 stop push – EI 1600-3200 (added contrast)
Expiration: Unexposed CineStill film has a 1 year shelf life, and should be stored in the fridge and shot within 6 months of purchase to achieve optimal results. Exposed film should be processed promptly in C-41 chemicals to preserve latent image latitude and color fidelity. All current productions of CineStill have expiration dates for one year from manufacture date on the packaging. If you have Alpha production film (no retail box), it should be used before 2018.
Note: This film was designed to be processed in ECN-2 Chemicals and may still be processed in it’s native chemistry, resulting in a 500 ISO pulled negative with lower gamma. Test results show consistent in standard C-41 machine processing when compared with ECN-2 motion picture lab processing performed by professional labs. Long term archival stability has not been tested past 4 years. Expectations for archival longevity should be somewhere between Kodachrome and most C-41 films but there are no guarantees.