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CineStill Releases Another Motion Picture Film Stock - 50 Daylight

CineStill Releases Another Motion Picture Film Stock - 50 Daylight

CineStill released another motion picture film stock to the still photography world today, an ISO 50 film with a daylight white balance. 

Using their "Premoval" process to remove the remjet coating on the film allows it to be developed by any C41 lab. With this new low ISO, fine grain, high resolution, ultra-sharp daylight balanced color film you can now shoot with the same coveted emulsion used by Hollywood directors and cinematographers in bright, high contrast daylight with wonderful results! 

This low ISO option will be great for photographers using older camera bodies with low max shutter speeds.

This emulsion is boasted by Kodak to be "the world’s finest grain film!"  

(Photo above: Rob Hauer)


  • Color Balanced Daylight (5500K) color negative motion picture film stock for use as still photography film
  • Factory spooled into high quality 135 Non Dx-Coded Cartridges
  • Remjet backing free, resulting in a unique halation effect
  • Boasted to be the world’s finest grain film!
  • Unrivaled highlight latitude
  • Dynamic accurate color rendition
  • High resolution with maximum sharpness
  • Great for portraits and landscapes
  • Recommended to process C-41 or you can process in ECN-2 chemistry by hand without worrying about rem-jet


You can pre-order this film now from Freestyle Photographic or Foto Impex.

Don't forget to support CineStill's Kickstarter campaign to bring cinema film to 120. 

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Dylan is one half of Dylan & Sara, wedding photographers based in Portland, Oregon. They are most widely known for their double exposures and landscape portraits. Recently named "Rising Stars of Wedding Photography" by Rangefinder Magazine. Details about their photography workshops can be found here: http://photocoterie.com/

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I don't get this. What is is this, re-branded Kodak stock? It's good to have another neg stock available, but most of us that shot in the film days shot mostly positive film. Negative film, regardless of ISO, scans REALLY noisy compared to positive stock. It would be nice to see these guys crank out some new 50 ISO positive E-6 stock.

Supply and demand. There are FAR more people that currently shoot negative film rather than reversal.

And if you're interested, Film Ferrania just brought back this slide film: https://fstoppers.com/film/100-more-years-analog-film-film-ferrania-anno...

I guess mostly wedding photographers nowadays make use of neg stock. Perhaps some landscape photographers, but most of them shoot with the higher resolution digital today.

No, it's motion picture film, which usually needs to be specially developed (ECN-2 process) which is not available to most photographers (they only so huge runs of many hundreds of feet). The Wrights made a machine which removes a layer allowing it to be processed anywhere.

And it actually scans better than positive stock with MUCH more dynamic range. It's also the finest grain film available for purchase.

It's what many movies are shot on, and they don't shoot movies on film because they are "bored" or want to be hipsters :)

"No, it's motion picture film..."
Yeah but who makes it? Does this company Cinestill have the facilities to make film, or are they just hacking Kodak film?

"And it actually scans better than positive stock with MUCH more dynamic range."
I don't question the dynamic range, but I have scanned neg stock, low and high ISO, through the years on Heidelberg and Howtek drum scanners, Nikon Super Coolscan 9000s, and my own personal Minolta dImage 5400 scanner, and all I ever got was REALLY noisy crap. So I would take this comment with a huge grain of salt. I will add that I hope some strange miracle has occurred that allows for clean scans off this particular film, but I won't be holding my breath on it. ;-)

As a quick aside... Dylan and Sara, I'm always intrigued by your blog and thoughtful reviews on camera gear and software (VSCO). Keep up the vision of timeless beauty in your work.

As for Cinestill film (moreso the topic of film in general)... I don't at all want to come across as a naysayer but my own recent experiment as a digital shooter trying out film was a grand disappointment. I'm sure that within the realm of film, Cinestill is a cool option.

As for my own foray, take a peek: http://lifeascinema.blogspot.com/2014/10/king-kong-vs-godzilla-digital-s...

This is fantastic!! Every type of film that is out there gives film photographers more artistic freedom- different film, different feel. I hope that Cinestill keeps up their awesome work of making cinematic film available to us still shooters.

The more options the better for everyone. If you shoot digital and love it, clap, clap, clap. But for those who still love the use of film, this is a positive. I have seen more and more people trying out film and loving it.

I am so stocked for this to be available. Luscious skin tones and color in finer grain than ektar. Mmmmmmmmmmm.

I get that many shoot digital, but the fact that there are small players giving us options that the "big boys" don't, is something everyone should applaud.

Any new film on the market is great news for film users. It's no surprise this stock is sold out already. Those sample shots look very nice indeed. C41 and E6 are both so different, apples and pears. I use both. It's great to have options.

I would have to compare it with Kodak Ektar 100 (C-41), which I think is great. It would be great to find ECN-2 labs for photographers, though C-41 is compatible with the film. But if it's designed for ECN-2, ECN-2 probably would bring out the better characteristics.