Want to shoot slide film? Want it to be quick and easy to process? Want to still have creative control over how your images look? Introducing the CineStill Cs6 “Creative Slide” 3-Bath Process for simple creative control of your E-6 film. Chrome unlocked!
Slide film is ageless. For years, photographers have loaded it into their cameras and created memories that can viewed as positive images on strips of film or mounted and projected in all their glory. In 2017 Kodak revived the iconic Ektachrome E100 slide film, reigniting the passion for positive.
CineStill is proud to introduce the Cs6 “Creative Slide” 3-Bath Process for color-timing E-6 reversal film, creating three new distinct slide film results - the true wonder of slide film unlocked. This process illuminates unique color profiles never before seen on slide film, effectively turning the tried and true standard into 3 totally different films. The Cs6 "Creative Slide" 3-Bath Process makes complicated chemistry simplified alchemy! The number of processing baths for E-6 film is reduced from 6 to 3. The reversal step occurs during color development in a Color&Reversal bath, and the bleach and conditioner steps are combined with the fixing step in a Bleaches&Fixer bath. Color-timing is performed with alternative 1st Developers to achieve full creative control of your slides.
For the first time ever, you can change the color profile of your slides! With limited slide film options available today, CineStill's groundbreaking Cs6 chemistry triples your choices, with a quick and easy process that gives you maximum creative control, making your slides superior to color-corrected negative scans without sacrificing flexibility.
Introducing the Cs6 “Creative Slide” 3-Bath 1000ml Kits for simple creative control of your slide film. Choose between 3 different 1st Developers; D6 “DaylightChrome,” T6 “TungstenChrome,” or D9 “DynamicChrome.” The kits include all the chemicals you need for the Cs6 process, but all of the chemicals in the Cs6 line can also be purchased separately, so you can try another 1st developer or stock up on specific chemical solutions at any point.
- Used to process any color reversal/chrome/slide (E-6) film
- Simple 3-bath process with 3 distinct 1st developer choices for changing the color profile of your slides
- Easy to mix 1st Developer concentrates make 1 liter of stock solution (2 liters of working solution) and can process up to 16 rolls or 100ft of slide film
- Color&Reversal and Bleaches&Fixer liquid concentrates mix easily with water to make 1000mL of reusable solution, capable of processing 16+ and 24+ rolls of film, respectively
- Full color instruction manual included (standard processing, push/pull, etc.)
- 1 unit of D9 “DynamicChrome” or D6 “DaylightChrome” or T6 “TungstenChrome” 1st Developer
- 1 unit of Cr6 “Color&Reversal” 2-in-1 Reusable Slide Solution
- 1 unit of Bf6 “Bleaches&Fixer” 3-in-1 Reusable Slide Solution
D9 “DynamicChrome” Warm-Tone Dynamic 1st Developer
The world’s most flexible 1st developer for slide film! Renders approximately 9+ stops of usable dynamic range, compared to approximately 6 stops with conventional E-6 processing. Gives the photographer the choice between 2 dilutions, 1+1 Dilution for warm-tone slides with 2+ stops of extended dynamic range, or 1+2 Dilution for 2 more stops of highlight latitude without a warming effect. D9 is perfect for high contrast scenes and is optimized for scanning. 1000ml stock solution makes 2000ml of single-use working solution (1+1 Dilution) to develop up to 16 rolls or 100ft of slide film. 1+1 Dilution 9min @104°F (40°C).
D6 “DaylightChrome” Neutral-Tone 5500K 1st Developer
Renders approximately 6+ stops of usable dynamic range, with brighter whites and moderately enhanced color saturation, just like conventional E-6 processing. Daylight-balanced 5500K for neutral-tone slides in daylight or with electronic flash. 1000ml stock solution makes 2000ml of single-use working solution (1+1 Dilution) to develop up to 16 rolls or 100ft of slide film. 1+1 Dilution 6min @104°F (40°C).
T6 “TungstenChrome” Cool-Tone 3200K 1st Developer
Renders approximately 6+ stops of usable dynamic range. Tungsten-balanced 3200K for artificial light or cool-tone E100T slides. Also, works great for push processing in limited light! 1000ml stock solution makes 2000ml of single-use working solution (1+1 Dilution) to develop up to 16 rolls or 100ft of slide film. 1+1 Dilution 6min @104°F (40°C).
Cr6 “Color&Reversal” Color Developer & Reversal Bath
With the Cs6 process, the reversal step occurs during color development in our Cr6 “Color&Reversal” bath, which comes in a 1000ml reusable solution capable of reversing 16+ rolls of developed slide film. Stock > 6min @ 80 -104°F (27-40°C).
Bf6 “Bleaches&Fixer” Pre-Bleach & Blix Bath
With the Cs6 process, the bleach and conditioner steps are combined with the fixing step in our Bf6 “Bleaches&Fixer” bath, which comes in a 1000ml reusable solution capable of clearing 24+ rolls of slide film. Stock > 6-10min @ 75 -104°F (23-40°C).
* ”Usable dynamic-range” is the amount of full stops of exposure value that renders acceptable detail and color. “Total dynamic-range” however, is the maximum range containing tonal separation rendering any detail, and is often twice the usable dynamic-range. The usable dynamic-range of conventional slide film is between 6-8 stops (total 14-16 stops). Color negative is between 9-13 stops (total 16-21 stops). Digital sensors are mostly between 7-10 stops (total 12-15 stops).
** Maintaining temperature is not essential beyond pouring in a 1st developer. When a temperature control bath is not available, simply preheat the 1st Developer +2ºF warmer, and the other baths will automatically process-to-completion as they cool down. Only the 1st developer is time and temperature critical because it controls contrast and color.
The Cr6 “Color&Reversal” 2-in-1 Reusable Slide Solution is the only chemical in the Cs6 family that is classified as "Limited Quantity Hazardous" and can only be shipped via Ground within the Continental United States due to Department of Transportation (DOT) regulations. Any kits containing Cr6 are thus not eligible for international shipping. Please take a look at our Dealers page to see if there is a CineStill Dealer near you that may carry the Cr6 solution or Cs6 kits. Note: Cs6 kits cannot be shipped to PO boxes and ship separately with their own tracking number.
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