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CineStill 50D vs 800T Photo Comparison Part 2

The Darkroom’s side by side photo comparison of CineStill 50D & 800T

This is Part 2 of a 2-part series on CineStill film – CineStill Photo Comparisons Part 1

Both CineStill 800T and 50D offer a new world of shooting opportunities. Each provides a cinematic look, making your images stand out, and you can’t go wrong there. Which film to choose will come down to the shooting environment you are going to be in.

Animated Slider IconIn part 2 of our CineStill series, we shot images with both 800T vs 50D for a side-by-side comparison. Using our image slider feature (look for the icon), you can visualize the characteristics of each film type.

Cinestill 800T & 50D at box speed

All of these were shot at box speed. Both 800T and 50D have very good exposure latitude and in general color negative doesn’t do well with underexposure we recommend erring on overexposure when shooting Cinestill film. An Introduction to CineStill 800Tungsten Film, An Introduction to CineStill 50D Film

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Cinestill 800T & 50D pushed 3 stops

Both Cinestill 800T & 50D are designed to be pushed up to 3 stops.

800T at 3200 +3
50D at 400 +3
800T at 3200 +3
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800T at 3200 +3
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800T at 3200 +3
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800T at 3200 +3
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What is halation?

Halation is the reflection of bright points of light off of the film base and pressure plate causing a “glow” in the strong highlights on some images. This is most evident when light sources are in focus in the photograph. Halation is a common characteristic of classic black and white photography and in some aerial photographic emulsions. More Halation Examples

Pushing Cinestill 800T

This film pushes very well, making it an ideal film for low light but it’s doesn’t push like a normal film.  Below the pushing guide and some examples!

  • ISO 800 – No push – EI 200-1000
  • ISO 1250 – 1 stop push – EI 800-1600
  • ISO 1600 – 2 stop push – EI 1250-2500 (added contrast)
  • ISO 3200 – 3 stop push – EI 1600-3200 (most contrast
5 replies on “CineStill 50D vs 800T Photo Comparison Part 2

While Cinestill recommends an 85 filter and/or shooting the 800T at 500 ISO when shooting it in daylight, your daylight landscapes shot at box speed look beautiful to me! Do you think you could please do a Part 3 of this entry showing a comparison between daylight shots at 800 ISO vs 500 ISO?

Little confused about the pushed examples. Like the Christmas lights on the address numbers, it says “800T shot at 1000 iso pushed 1 stop in development”. Does that mean it was shot at 500iso, pushed +1 to 1000 iso or 1000iso push +1 (2000 iso)?

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