May 23, 2017 / By tracy mikulec / In Film Photography,Photo Lab Blog,Uncategorized

CineStill 50Daylight & 800Tungsten Xpro C-41 Color Negative Film

Ever shot with CineStill 50Daylight (50D) & 800Tungsten (800T) ?

Both were originally movie stock or cinema film that have been prepared and packaged for use in 35mm still cameras. They have a very unique look and are meant to shoot in very different scenarios. 50D is a daylight film with very fine grain and 800T is a tungsten balanced film that performs very well in lowlight. See example images and film attributes below. 


The Darkroom Processes CineStill 50Daylight & 800Tungsten Film
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CineStill uses a “Premoval” stage to remove a Rem-Jet layer that is common to motion picture film and making the film suitable for C-41 processing.  Because film is dragged through the camera’s film gate, motion picture cameras have a hard chrome wear-resistant backing or pressure plate which causes Halation (see example below). Halation is a halo-like effect around bright points or edges in the image when light is reflected back through the emulsion from the rear surface of the base, or from anything behind the film. This Rem-Jet anti-halation layer is needed to prevent this halo effect.

CineStill 50Daylight Xpro C-41 Color Negative Film

Benefitting from the distinct qualities of a low-speed motion picture stock, the 50Daylight daylight/5500K-balanced film is well-suited for outdoor shooting in bright conditions and exhibits a nominal sensitivity of ISO 50/18°. If exposing under tungsten/3200K-balanced lighting conditions, an 80B filter is recommended along with exposing the film at ISO 12 for normal results. The slow speed of the film offers extensive control over the highlight regions of a scene, maintains accurate, yet dynamic, colors, and is ideal for portraiture and landscape photography. Its high degree of sharpness and fine grain structure is also particularly well-suited for scanning.

Example images shot on CineStill 50Daylight and developed and scanned by The Darkroom

 

CineStill 50Daylight Film Attributes

Daylight-Balanced Color Negative Film -Specifically designed for use in bright, daylight conditions.

Low-speed ISO 50/18° daylight-balanced movie stock has been packaged and prepared for use in still cameras.

Unique Halation Effect – A distinct halation effect produces glowing highlights from strong light sources.

Well-Suited to Push Processing

Very Fine Grain

Wide Exposure Latitude

Enhanced Scanning Performance – Emulsion has been optimized for a hybrid workflow and is ideal for scanning.

Non DX-Coded 135 Cartridge. Because cartridges are not DX-coded and the film speed must be set manually.

If used under incandescent lighting, an 80B filter and rating the film at ISO 12 is recommended.

CineStill 800Tungsten Xpro C-41 Color Negative Film

As with the 50Daylight film, the 800Tungsten has distinct qualities of a high-speed motion picture stock. This 800Tungsten color negative film is balanced for tungsten, incandescent, and fluorescent light and exhibits a nominal sensitivity of ISO 800/30°. If exposing under daylight conditions, an 85B filter is recommended along with exposing the film at ISO 500 for normal results. The high film speed is ideal for working in difficult, low-lighting conditions and is also well-suited to push processing by up to 3 stops.

Example images shot on CineStill 800Tungsten and developed and scanned by The Darkroom

CineStill 800Tungsten Film Attributes

Tungsten-Balanced Color Negative Film

ISO 800/30° in C-41 or ECN-2 Process – High-speed ISO 800/30° tungsten-balanced movie stock has been packaged and prepared for use in still cameras.

Unique Halation Effect – A distinct halation effect produces glowing highlights from strong light sources.

Well-Suited to Push Processing

Ideal for Low-Light Conditions – Specifically designed for use in low and difficult lighting conditions.

Enhanced Scanning Performance – Emulsion has been optimized for a hybrid workflow and is ideal for scanning.

Non DX-Coded 135 Cartridge – Because cartridges are not DX-coded and the film speed must be set manually.

Film responds well to push processing up to ISO 3200.

 

Recommended ISO rating and exposure index rating 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 (with increased contrast)

Halation Example – Halation is the effect that occurs when the bright areas of an image appear to softly bleed around the edges of dark areas. This is caused by light going through the emulsion layer, bouncing off the base of the film and exposing the adjacent emulsion. Some film is manufactured with a black anti-halation coating on the base side.

Screenshot from Erik Wahlstrom’s video. See video

3 responses to “CineStill 50Daylight & 800Tungsten Xpro C-41 Color Negative Film”

  1. someone send you film to process from Europe??

  2. Zachary Archer says:

    So when shooting the 800 indoors and outdoors on the same roll it is possible to change ISO and not worry about it in the processing?