I have been wanting to shoot a roll of Cinestill for a while because I saw some of the shots that were taken with it and I was impressed. When I went to order a roll, it was on back order, so I left it alone and I would check the availability from time to time. Then one day I went on Freestyle to order a C-41 Processing Kit and noticed that the Cinestill 800T film was available so I didn’t hesitate.
In the time before my order arrived, I acquired a Nikon FE in true mint condition. Someone’s neighbor passed away and they were getting rid of his old stuff. I guess to them, it was just an old camera, but it was still in the box, still in the plastic and all. Included in the bundle was a Nikkor 50mm 1.4 lens and an SB-10 flash, both in the plastic and boxes! So I was able to open up a film camera from the late 70s and get a whiff of that “new” scent. As soon as I got the Nikon, I immediately decided that I was going to put the Cinestill through it when it arrived.
A few days later my Cinestill arrived and I introduced it to the FE and took them down to Ybor city. There was an art walk happening that night and at the same time, there was some sporting event that was happening, so the streets were full of people. It would have been smarter to use a camera that I was more accustomed to (like the Minolta X-700) but I enjoyed using the Nikon FE and I will be using it a lot more. Below are some of the shots from the night in Ybor city.