Roll #33 – CineStill 50D

CineStill 50D
CineStill 50D

Paying 9 EUR for a single roll of repackaged cinema film, I somehow expected more. Better colors (scans were postprocessed to look like they do now), better sharpness, better anything. Comparison images on the internet look much better.

Is it a subjectiv perception thing? Is it a matter of a good scan? Am I too critical? Well, it looks like I might have access to a Nikon Coolscan soon, so I’ll run the film through that again. So there might be an update to this entry in the future. Keep your eyes open!

Enough tech talk! This is the “Treetop Path”, you climb a tower from which you can see around or can take elevated path branches (hoho!) through the treetops. Early morning light, slowly disappearing fog in the distance… it was quite magical.

National Park Hainich, Germany / Oct 2015


35mm, color negative film, 36 exposures, ISO 50.

Nikon F80/N80 + Nikkor AF 50mm 1.8G + CineStill 50D
Film bought for 9 EUR via MacoDirect.
Developed and scanned by Foto Schröter (Riesa).

Week #28 – Fujichrome Velvia 50

Fujifilm Fujichrome Velvia 50 (120 Medium Format, expired 2014)
Fujifilm Fujichrome Velvia 50 (120 Medium Format, expired 2014)

I shot three films of Velvia 50, but two of them turned out way underexposed. I’m not sure if the built-in light meter had problems, or the shutter has problems at longer shutter times. Guess I have to keep an eye on future developments.

After testing some slide films, that still can be bought, I think I won’t buy more after this project. Film stock like Kodak Ektar 100 delivers amazing colors and at a fraction of the price of slide film and E-6 development.

Elbe Sandstone Mountains, Germany – June 2015


Medium Format (120), color slide film, 12 exposures (6×6), ISO 50.

Yashica Mat 124G (Yashinon 80mm f3.5) + Fujifilm Fujichrome Velvia 50 (expired 2014).
Film bought for ~8,55 EUR via Photo Lang.
Developed by FotoStudio 80.
Scanned with Epson Perfection V550.