Color negative motion picture emulsion
120 medium format
Safe for C-41 photo lab processing (Remjet backing free)
Resulting in a slight halation effect
Daylight balanced (5500K)
Unrivaled highlight and shadow latitude
High resolution and fine grain for maximum sharpness
The world’s sharpest and finest grain color negative film!
CINESTILL 50Daylight is an ISO 50/18° speed daylight balanced (5500K) color negative motion picture film stock for still photography. Based on the original Vision3 50D emulsion, this film is prepped and rolled for clean and safe standard photo lab processing or Cs41 development at home, but it may also be processed in Cs2 chemistry for low-contrast motion picture negatives. Ideal for shooting in bright light at wide apertures and for producing high resolution, low grain images.
The exposure latitude of this film is beyond anything digital and even most other films can hope to achieve. With 50D you can achieve beautiful results by rating it anywhere between ISO 12-100 without the need for push processing. No matter how you meter, you will see almost no grain, but color, contrast, shadow detail and highlight rendering will be affected by the chosen ISO you meter at. If you expose at a lower ISO you will get warmer images with greater halation in the highlights.
Our new and improved manufacturing process now extends the shelf life of 50D, with less noticeable artifacts after expiration. This emulsion is optimized for a hybrid workflow, ideal for scanning, and produces a complimentary contrast curve for optical printing on RA-4 paper when processed in C-41 chemistry.
Expiration: The new boxed CineStill film has an extended shelf life with less noticeable artifacts after expiration, but should be stored in the fridge and shot within 6 months of purchase to achieve optimal results. Exposed film should be processed promptly in C-41 chemistry to preserve latent image latitude and color fidelity. All current productions of CineStill have expiration dates for two years from manufacture date on the box. If you have earlier productions of 50D (no retail box) or your film does not have an expiration date, it is likely age fogged.
Note: This emulsion was designed originally requiring ECN-2 motion picture processing and may still be processed using ALL of those steps or with the CineStill Cs2 "Cine Simplified" kit, resulting in a pulled contrast negative with lower gamma not suitable for darkroom printing. Although there is no remjet adhesive layer to contaminate and exhaust the chemicals, C-41 processing produces greater density and gamma which is more favorable for still photography workflows. Tests show favorable results in standard C-41 processing compared to ECN-2 motion picture lab processing performed by professional labs. Long term archival stability has not been tested past 9 years. Expectations for archival longevity should be somewhere between Kodachrome and most C-41 films. We will replace any roll that shows defect. We do not accept any liability beyond replacement of original film purchased.
Storage and handling: Load and unload film in subdued light. Store unexposed film in a refrigerator at 13°C (55°F) or lower in the original sealed package. To avoid moisture condensation on film that has been refrigerated, allow the film to warm up to room temperature before opening the package. Process film as soon as possible after exposure. Protect processed film from strong light, and store it in a cool, dry place.