So there has been a lot of doom and gloom lately with the recent and unpleasant Fujifilm announcement. Though this was not entirely unexpected as the larger manufacturers concentrate on their digital lines. But all is not lost, as there is good news. As some have predicted, the smaller film makers are going to come into their own during this shift in the market. We saw this last week with the announcement from Ferrania of their intention to make a new range of films in 2014.
And now it seems there is more going on in the film world. Recently another company was brought to my attention by a a good friend and film fanatic. Cinestillfilm is also in the business of making film (or at least selling it) and they have a very interesting film for us.
Cinestill 800 Tungsten X-pro
The film comes from an interesting background. It is actually a cut and rolled Kodak motion picture film stock, Kodak Vision3 500T 5219. Kodak Vision3 is a popular film stock with interesting characteristics, the main being its interesting blue cast. It is advised to use with a Kodak Wratten #85 gelatin filter under daylight as the film is originally a Tungsten type. But having said that it may be fun to experiment with this film without the film and see how you can play around with the blue cast. you may be able to get some very interesting effects from this very cool film.
But the very best thing about this film is the latitude. You can choose to rate this film with whatever light you deem is available. There is a huge amount of range with this film. It is recommended that you rate this film at somewhere between 400 and 800 without push processing.
You can read their blurb about the film and how to get the most from it here http://www.cinestillfilm.com/p/frequently.html
Any new or different film on the market is always welcome news, but a film with such versatility should definitely be well received. I am very interested by the results that this film gives and I would love to see more people using it.
Go and check out their website and see what they are doing with this interesting film.
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Of course, comments are always welcome.