One of Those Rolls…


Well, this is Cinestill 50D, and this is just one of “those rolls”.

…Nothing overly redeeming, and relatively uninspired.

Chemicals exhausted, so plenty of debris.

And so, I apologize to you, my viewers, for this artistic debacle.

Let it never be said that I didn’t try.





7 thoughts on “One of Those Rolls…

  1. jkjod says:

    I think everyone has those rolls from time to time. I know I certainly do, and it makes me think “boy that was the biggest waste of film and chemistry probably ever”…and then you get that one image, that one special moment frozen in time, that one frame that makes you smile every time you look at, that makes all those other really bad pictures worth it (this is, what I tell my self of course 🙂 )

    That being said, I particularly like the last.

  2. Karim D. Ghantous (@kdghantous) says:

    This film does indeed have fine grain. The shots seem a bit soft though – this was not the Pakon? In any case, the colour is not quite as nice as Portra, for obvious reasons. I think you just need the right profile. I think a film like this could be used where medium format would otherwise be used. But imagine this emulsion in 120!

    • mewanchuk says:


      Yeah–big shame about the 120; their Kickstarter project fell short, and they didn’t get it funded. It would certainly have been amazing! (But pricey too…)

      Anyway, not really seeing the “soft”–it was indeed the Pakon. Perhaps just marginally overexposed? The lighting was quite harsh in most.


      • Greg B says:

        Hi Mark, Not seeing “bit soft’ either…perhaps a check your eyesight a bit.
        Wonderful stuff as per usual….

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