New From CineStill: Lay-Flat Powder Chemistry, Improved Film

Attention, film photographers. Here’s a couple of good news that should delight all you CineStill fans out there.

We have some exciting news from CineStill for those of you planning to make a purchase from them anytime soon. First, their developing chemicals are now available in a new powder chemistry, and hence can be shipped cheaper and more conveniently. Also, they announced that the crowd favorite CineStill 800T film now comes in a new and improved version.

The CineStill Df96 Monobath formula now comes in lightweight powder form, letting you take advantage of cheaper shipping costs, indefinite shelf-life, and simplified home developing. Transportation restrictions also no longer apply to their Cs41 Powder Kit, so it can be easily shipped anywhere across the globe. With this option, just add water and you’re ready to hit the darkroom!

In case you’re just learning about the CineStill Df96 Monobath, here’s what you can expect in a nutshell:

  • Processing for traditional B&W film in 1 bath
  • Lightweight and chemical transport is not regulated
  • Room temperature processing methods for 68-82°F (20-28°C)
  • Temp tolerance is +/-2°F (1°C)
  • World’s fastest process at 80°F (27°C) in just 3 min!
  • Push/Pull processing by adjusting temp. +/- 10°F (6°C)
  • Reusable, all-in-one solution.
  • Processes over 16+ rolls of film
  • Extremely versatile self-completing process
  • No special processor needed (use standard processing tanks and reels)
  • Fully archival
  • Odor-free
  • Economical

The Cs41 Powder Kit, meanwhile, is a 3-part powder, 2-bath processing kit that you can can use for simplified C41 processing at home. According to CineStill, this kit is especially formulated for modern color films and does not require a stabilizer bath.

Here’s a rundown of Cs41 Powder Kit features:

  • For processing any color negative (C-41) film
  • Ships without Limited Quantity Hazardous (ORM-D) regulations
  • 3 easy to mix powder parts to make 1 liter of Developer and Bleach&Fix
  • 2 bath kit (just like most black and white processing)
  • No special processor needed (use standard processing tanks and reels)
  • Flexible processing temperatures
  • Instructions for processing and Push/Pull processing included
  • Reusable for up to 24 rolls of film
  • Long lasting shelf life
  • Fully archival
  • Affordable!

CineStill has also announced that the immensely popular 800T now comes in a new and improved version that is their best quality CineStill yet. It features an extended shelf life of 2 years, new high quality packaging, and edge printing. This improvement comes with the transition of the 35mm production to same manufacturing of the medium format version. However, the company also mentioned increasing the price of the 35mm film by 9% to match the MSRP of the 120 film.

“As we transition all of our production to the new and improved manufacturing, there will be a 6 month overlap of film with the old and new packaging. Not to worry, all film sold is fresh and will produce the same quality and look. CineStill Film is produced in small batches so it is always fresh,” the company added.

Visit the CineStill website now if you’re ready to grab any of these new offerings.


Photos from CineStill