For the first in a series of photographic film reviews, I have chosen the very distinctive look of Cinestill 800T. An ISO of 800 makes it great for night or low light shooting. But unlike others, Cinestill is based on movie stock and is tungsten colour balanced to give a very cinematic look. Also, because the so called “remjet” layer is missing from the film’s emulsion, you get a halation effect around bright light sources. However there is nothing to stop you using this film during the day but perhaps pull the film to around 660 for best results. Pushing is also very achievable up to around 1600 in low light. All in all, one of my favourite film stocks to use.
Hopefully I’ll feature your favourite film in the next video.