Canon A1 and Cinestill 800T a continued pairing

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As I have posted previously I really like using the Canon A1 for taking long low light exposures and I also like the halo around light sources that Cinestill 800 provides. So I keep pairing these two up like they are a couple.

One issue that has come up for me is the remnants of the ramjet removal has reared its head several times. It’s primarily seen in darker images. For this reason I will need to rethink the way I expose and scan this film. I’ve tended to perhaps under expose at times with the intention of highlighting lights in the scene but when scanned this seems to reveal the residue of the remjet. I had a particularly egregious example of this that Cinestill remedied by sending me replacement rolls

As I haven’t seen this issue from other users of the film I now have to conclude it is something I am doing. No other film is effected this way during my processing so it leaves me to believe that it is always there to a degree its just a matter of the ratio of it to the recorded image on the negative. If during scanning your trying to extract details from a thin negative then it is likely going to show. Because I still want to continue to use it for nocturnes I am going to increase the amount of exposure I do and see if I get a better result.

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It can be much worse than shown in the above image as well. But when it does work out I have been pleased with the look.

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Some more images from the same roll


One Response to “Canon A1 and Cinestill 800T a continued pairing”

  • Andrea Massucco Says:

    You’re definitely not alone! It has happened to me and other as well (look up some examples in the CineStill Users Facebook group), but CIneStill has duly replaced the rolls.

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