Absolute favorite film for landscapes
I treat the negatives of this film like a raw file. It isn’t a finished product straight out of the scanner. It shoots nice and flat to give even exposure of highlights and shadows. Kind of like shooting video in log format, which makes sense since it’s cinema film. You can make your photos look however you want. I get rich colors, it’s super sharp, and almost no grain. It captures landscape scenes like nothing else can. This is a staple in my Pentax 67, and paired with the razor sharp 55mm 67ii lens…forget about it. My only gripe is you have to be careful of highlight hotspots because they’ll blow out without the anti-halation layer. Oh and bring a tripod! Can’t recommend this film enough.
Honestly my favorite color film in 35mm. I love how the colors look and the cinematic feel you get. Yet, the price of the film is what always has made me go for using other film stocks if you got the $ defiantly shoot with it.
Too expensive for mediocre results
Since this is a specialty film it makes sense that this film is expensive, but in my opinion this film is not worth the price for the final product. This film has an unflattering green tint that is moderately annoying to remove in post. The film cannot handle any underexposure without creating a muddy green tint to the entire image, so meter for the shadows or overexpose the film by one stop for usable results. If you want a low speed ISO film, just expose Portra 160 at 80 ISO since it will produce a much more pleasing result compared to CineStill 50D.
Very impressed with the results
There are some color corrections you will need to do, the film does produce more of a green tint. I shoot with a Hasselblad 500cm, and will probably use a daylight color correction filter next time to see if that lessens the green tint. A little color correction and it’s fine. I very much enjoyed the results this film produced. Make sure you have PLENTY of light. 50 speed film can be challenging if you shoot later in the afternoon. I meter typically for the shadows to retain that detail, which produced very good results for me.
Too green for me.
Had to color correct everything for this film. Every single frame had a green tint to it. Fixable but nothing great out of the box. Go with Portra 160 or Ektar.
Nice looking color film
Actually, the lowest ISO film available. Very low grain, low contrast and nice colours (maybe a bit greenish). Very different if you are used to the Portra family.