News — black and white

Processing 16+ different B&W films with just one chemical! Df96

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Out of all of the available processes we've had the pleasure of using, Df96 is possibly the most uniform and consistent with all emulsions. It's not only a single-step solution, it makes over processing virtually impossible. We decided to test processing over 16 different emulsions exposed at their box speed, in one bath, at the same time, at the same temperature. Df96 has terrific uniformity due to the simultaneous development and fixing of the silver, competing to reveal every detail, from the most subtle to extreme exposure.

Kodak TMax P3200 exposed at f/2 and 1/125, 1/60, 1/45 with a Summicron Dual-Range 50mm lens and processed normal. 

Df96 monobath easily processes any standard black and white film at any room temperature. It is designed with traditional cubic-grain emulsions in mind, like BwXX, TriX and HP5. It also works well with tabular grain films containing color dye technology, like Tmax, but to eliminate residual dyes in the emulsion you should double the recommended processing time. High speed films like P3200 and Delta3200 can be processed between ISO 1000-1600 by the instructions on the label, or pushed to 3200 by adding 10°F (6°C)....

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Black & White Friday Sale Starts Now!

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Order through 11/24 for BLACK & WHITE FRIDAY special pricing!

THE TRADITION OF BLACK & WHITE

To celebrate the availability of CineStill BWXX, Double-X Negative film, all black and white film and chemicals from Kodak and CineStill are on sale for Black Friday. So get your stocking stuffers now or stock up for capturing the holidays on classic B&W film, at 10% to 33% off the lowest advertised prices. 


And if you’d like to mix in some color film while warming by the fireplace or in the bright snowy daylight, be sure to add some 800Tungsten and 50Daylight in 120 or 135 format to take advantage of the FREE SHIPPING on film orders $75 or more.

Happy Holidays!

Still Silver,
-CineStill



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CineStill BWXX is Back in Limited Supply!

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CineStill BWXX 35mm

CINESTILL BWXX by Sandy Phimester

Order Through 11/24 for BLACK & WHITE FRIDAY Special Pricing!

Available now exclusively through our online shopCineStill BWXX is back by popular demand!! BWXX is a high speed, classic black & white film emulsion, with an EI of 250 under daylight and 200 under tungsten lighting.

CineStill BWXX is professionally spooled into high quality 135 (Non Dx-Coded) 36 exposure cartridges. Though we plan to continue producing this film, our initial inventory of this beautiful emulsion will certainly sell out fast, so order yours now!

Originally created by Eastman Kodak in 1959, Eastman double-x 5222, has since became a most beloved film for cinema and still photographers alike.

This classic black and white film stock has been left relatively unchanged since it's first release. Though Kodak no longer offers this wonderful film to the analog still photography community, it is still available to cinematographers—and why should they get to have all the fun?

Some of the movies using the classic Eastman double-x film stock 5222 include: 

Raging Bull (1980), Schindler's List (1993), Stranger Than Paradise (1984), Memento (2000), Kafka (1991), Casino Royale (2006), I'm Not There (2007), Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003), Manhattan (1979), Cinderella Man (2005), Aferim! (2015), Frantz (2016), American Horror Story (2011-2017) and many many more.

image by Sandy Phimester

 

CineStill BWXX 35mm

 

CineStill BWXX 35mm
CineStill BWXX is an excellent choice for those looking for a classic film stock to fill the void left by the discontinuation of it's wonderful sister films, Kodak Plus-x and TXP320.

Recommended development in any black and white film developers. An extensive list of developing times for this film may be found at ishootfilm.org & The Massive Dev Chart form DigitalTruth.com

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CineStill BWXX is Back in Limited Supply!

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Available now exclusively through our online shop, CineStill BWXX is back again! BWXX is a high speed, classic black & white film emulsion, with an EI of 250 under daylight and 200 under tungsten lighting. CineStill BWXX is professionally spooled into high quality 135 (Non Dx-Coded) 36 exposure Cartridges. Our second limited release of this beautiful emulsion will certainly sell out fast, so order...

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New Black and White Film from CineStill! - Limited Release of Double-X

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CineStill BWXX Processed in Ilfosol 3 1:14 for 10 minutes by Cliff Gagliardo

Cliff Gagliardo is an avid black and white photographer, capturing images primarily on his beloved Leica cameras. Not only is he a very talented photographer, but seeing Cliff is one of the best part of visiting the Leica Store here in Los Angeles. Cliff is a Client and Social Media Consultant at the Leica Store Los...

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