Unique Look and Feel
I was very surprised by the quality of this film. It is actually not as grainy as expected. I did most of the shots outdoors in the day time, which is not how this feel was intended. I used a Hasselblad 500cm with an 85A filter. I used this color correction filter since the film is tungsten based, and I was shooting in the day light. For indoor shots, I removed the filter because it was primarily tungsten lighting. Outdoors did pose some challenges of course, being 800 speed film, and I rated it at 800. I had to be creative with the locations I shot in, using shadows, and blocking the direct sunlight. Overall, a very good film, and will be testing out even more
Low Light Film
This is my go-to film when shooting bands or anything low light. I have yet to push it but I have never needed a tripod in order to take pictures with this film. Even without pushing this is a phenomenal low light film.
The film has very unique color renditions that really shine in moderately light rooms. The film handles overexposure better than underexposure, if it becomes underexposed the film will have over pronounced grain and a prominent blue cast, which is hard to correct in post.
Awesome High Sensitivity Film
Cinestill 800T is by far by favourite Colour Negative film. I like to shoot it at 1225 ISO and push it 1 stop in post. The colour and red-glow highlights are as cool as it gets!
If you’re looking for that movie look of the 80’s this is the film for you. Fluorescent’s have a green hue, colors pop and many lights will give off a halation. Not for everyone but I love it street shooting at night.