Cinestill 120 Alpha

As a Cinestill 120 backer I was delighted to receive my oft-delayed but totally worth it Alpha run of Medium Format 800T film. I wanted to show the quality of the new film (featuring their new wide roll remjet “premoval” process) by taking my RZ67proII to Napa Valley and shooting a few frames. I’ve uploaded the unedited full-res images below, as developed and scanned by The Darkroom for your perusal and evaluation. All of the shots were taken on the 110mm lens, usually around f4 or f5.6 in the darker areas and f11 or f16ish out in the sun. I forgot my ND kit.

As a review, the film was packaged professionally in strong paper-like wrappers, the film was devoid of any marks, dust or scratches, loaded and operated perfectly, and even had a nice little sticky bit on the part that folds over and holds the roll together when it’s exposed so you don’t have to lick it. The detail you can achieve is incredible, I can’t wait to take some portraits with it and do some night shooting, as the way Cinestill 35 handles artificial light like that is probably one of my favorite things about it. Overall I’m super pleased with the film, which color corrects beautifully as well, and will be using the remaining rolls on a couple future projects here soon. –Kenny