Created for cinematic use under Tungsten lighting, Cinestill 800T is arguably one of the most highly sought-after films on the market. Should you manage to get your hands on some, what are you going to do with it?
Coming to you from Willem Verbeeck, this video walks you through Verbeeck’s first go at shooting the film. He shoots the film at night in Brooklyn and produces some excellent examples of the Cinestill 800T “look.” As noted in a previous article, 2019 was a great year for film, as is clearly evidenced by the increase in popularity of this particular film. In addition to Verbeeck’s video, Christoper Hamberger, Shutterstock Tutorials, and Grainydays all created YouTube content for 800T this past year.
For months, Cinestill 800T was on backorder on B&H, but at the time of writing, it is available in both 35mm and 120. Back in December, while B&H was still out of stock, Cinestill had some 800T available on their website and I bought a few rolls. What makes it so special? I honestly don’t know. I suspect it’s more or less that it’s a cool concept. I’ve only shot through one of my rolls so far and wasn’t super impressed. However, it was only one roll, and I intend to save my final judgment for after I’ve shot through all I bought.
Have you ever used this film? If so, did you like it?