CineStill announces their “Creative Slide” E6 kit
by Christopher Osborne.
Today Cinestill announced “Cinestill Creative Slide”. This is a new 3 bath E6 chemistry kit with a First Developer that increases dynamic range…
CineStill have announced a new product. The Cinestill Creative Slide Cs6, is a 3 bath E6 chemistry kit. This provides a quick and easy process that offers photographers the opportunity to create slide film images.
The Cinestill Creative Slide Cs6 kit is a 3-Bath Process. This reduces the number of processing baths for E-6 film from the original Kodak recipe from 6 baths to 3.
The steps are:
- First Developer
- Colour Developer
- Bleach Fix
Cinestill claim that their D9 “DynamicChrome” First Developer to be the world’s first developer able to render 9+ stops of usable dynamic range, compared to approximately 6 stops with conventional E-6 processing. They say that D9 First Developer maintains vibrant color-contrast and rich warm-tones with preserved highlight and shadow detail for a more cinematic look, and that it is optimized for scanning.
The reversal step occurs during color development in a colour and reversal bath, and the bleach and conditioner steps are combined with the fixing step in a Bleach and Fixer bath. D9 “DynamicChrome” is the world’s most flexible 1st developer for slide film, rendering approximately 9+ stops of usable dynamic range, compared to approximately 6 stops with conventional E-6 processing.
The Cinestill Creative Slide Cs6 kit is available for sale on cinestillfilm.com and will be available soon at film photography retailers.
Images courtesy of Cinestill.
Cinestill have also created an in-depth video showing how to process slide film using this new kit. See CineStill YouTube Channel.
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