CineStill 400D Film Review: A Unique Emulsion for Color Photographers


  • The author, who prefers black and white film and is not a fan of rebranded films, tried out CineStill 400D, the latest color film release by Cinestill because he was attracted to its unique emulsion and the prospect of shooting 220 film and 4×5.
  • He shot both 35mm and 120 formats and found that both performed amazingly, with minimal adjustment needed to the white balance.
  • He compared the quality of CineStill 400D to Kodak Portra and found that it gives the range and rich color of Portra 160, but at a faster speed.
  • The author expresses frustration with Kodak’s dominance in the color film market and hopes that more companies will offer variety and competition in the film camera market.

Ted’s Take:

Seems like this film is a hit for those who are actually into color film. And not only does it perform well, but it also offers more variety and speed compared to the beloved Portra. Color film enthusiasts can finally rejoice, just don’t expect the author to jump on the bandwagon anytime soon. He’s got his black and white film and he’s sticking to it.

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