Cinestill 800T

Shot on 35mm with Canon 28-80/3.5-5.6 III

Example photos shot on 35mm film. Developed and scanned by Nimmfilm in Leizip. All scans are unedited. Full resolution TIFFs can be downloaded below. Beware the large file sizes.

About Cinestill 800T

Cinestill is a company based in Los Angeles that converts Kodak Motion Picture film to photographic film stock. Motion picture film is processed with the ECN-2 process that is not available in photographic labs. Therefore, Cinestill has to chemically modify the film, removing the so-called remjet layer. The removal of this layer leads to the formation of strong red halos around highlights in the image.

As the T in the name indicates, this film is white-balanced for incandescent tungsten lighting. Using it in daylight will result in a strong blue cast. Cinestill 800T has a very distinct look with its blue to green color cast and red halation. This can make the film appear as a one-trick pony. However, the selection of fast color films on the market is not large, and the only alternative I am aware of is Kodak Portra 800, so that Cinestill 800T is regularly used for low light photography.


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