My first zine, 28 pages with thirteen pinhole images (including the covers) made over two trips to Japan. I decided I wanted to give enough space for the images so this isn’t full bleed and there’s a fair degree of white. The white is accompanied by some thoughts reflecting my feelings at the time I made the image. If you’d like to get a copy then head over here.
Just another little plug for Japinhole…still available for all your Japanese Pinhole Zine needs
I’ve posted some night shots using CineStill before and thought it was time to post some of my more recent results. I also wanted to compare CineStill (this time pushed to 1600) against Fujifilm Natura 1600 for night shooting. Whilst this may not really be what CineStill is designed for this is my primary reason for shooting high ISO film.
The top two shots were made on CineStill, in Ikebukuro (Tokyo) in 2014 using a Fuji Klasse (the original model). These were processed and scanned by UK Film Lab. The bottom two shots were made on Natura 1600, also in Ikebukuro but back in 2010, and this time on a Fuji Klasse W. These shots were processed and scanned by Peak Imaging.
Overall I prefer the results on Natura 1600, the colour palette seems a little closer to how I remember the scene, and I still don’t like the way CineStill blooms (for want of a better word) around point light sources (I assume as a result of the removal of the anti-halation layer). I acknowledge this might not be a fair comparison due to the different cameras and labs used…welcome to the real world!
Both films are relatively pricey but in my experience Natura 1600 is more forgiving (which is useful for me). Overall then, Natura 1600 would be my choice for this type of shot.