Cinestill 800T – To B Or Not To B


I’ve had a roll of Cinestill 800T sitting in the fridge (egg compartment) for over two years, so thought it was about time I gave it a try so loaded it in the Olympus OM2n. The T in the 800T means it’s balanced for Tungsten light, to balance it for daylight an 85B colour correction filter needs to be used, but from samples I’ve seen it can look good in daylight without a filter, to 85B or not to 85B. So I took a mixture of images with and without the filter at my favourite place of the moment Dams Spinney.

Without Filter

With 85B Filter

Well I like both of them, they seem to have a bit of an old fashioned look. I’ll have some more shots from this roll to post over the next few days.



11 thoughts on “Cinestill 800T – To B Or Not To B

  1. Heide

    I love your side note that this film was stored in the egg compartment, specifically. 🙂 Just as I love the results — though I can’t decide which color balance I like best. Maybe the second one, because it reminds me of the color grading they used in The Lord of the Rings films. Eager to see what else hatches from that egg compartment of yours!

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      1. Heide

        I’m glad the cats are there to keep you in check, because otherwise heavens knows what else you might store in your fridge! 😀

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    1. conspicari Post author

      The 85B filter is supposed to balance tungsten film for daylight, but lots of people like the blue look without the filter. I quite like both, hope to try the film at night sometime.

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