What's Going on with 400D?

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Our 400D EARLY BIRD orders for 35mm and 120 Medium Format have been shipping out over the last couple of months, which means that by now, most all of our EARLY BIRD backers should have received your new 400D film! We love seeing the photos and videos of your film arriving all over the world, and seeing all the photos starting to appear on the #CineStill400D hashtag. But what about the rest of the film for those that didn't pre-order an EARLY BIRD level? And what about being able to buy 400D from your local camera stores? Well, we have some updates for everyone.


If you backed one of the other campaign tiers for 35mm, 120, 4x5, and 220 — which is every backer level other than the 3 EARLY BIRD levels — there's some new updates:
  • Our second round of 400D manufacturing is wrapping up in the next few weeks. When that is finished, we are going to be able to fulfill all non-EARLY BIRD tiers for 35mm and 120 Medium Format. We expect this process to begin in the next few weeks, but there are over 5000 orders to fulfill, so we appreciate your patience as we work to get this film to all of you that pre-ordered!
  • For those that have backed one of our 400D 4x5 tiers, we're expecting to begin production later this fall with the plan to fulfill them ASAP after that, which at this point could be early winter. We hope to have them sooner but the 4x5 process is something we haven't done on a regular basis, so we want to make sure we do it right!
  • We're still looking into the viability of 220, but expect updates on this to be later this year, either in the late summer/fall, once we've had a chance to get 4x5 production rolling.


We've heard from many of you that are asking about when you will be able to buy 400D from your local camera store. Our first priority is making sure all backers of the 400D FILM MAKER Campaign receive their film, and then we will begin rolling out the film to retail partners worldwide. Our third round of 400D manufacturing will begin in the next week, which means we expect the 35mm and 120 medium format to be available in your local camera stores later this summer / fall. To be notified when 400D is in stock on our online store, use your email to sign up for in-stock notifications on the 400D 35mm listing or the 400D 120 listing and click NOTIFY ME.



We've already seen some amazing photos taken with 400D, and we know that there are more beautiful photos out there just waiting to be captured. I hope you’re excited because we certainly are! The analog community is truly an imaginative and creative group of people, and we can't wait to see how the latest addition to our CineStill family helps in your artistic vision.

400Dynamic was created to be a do-it-all, everyday film. That means, whether you shoot portraits, street, social events, weddings, landscapes, or you just want to encapsulate those special moments, 400D wants to be there to help create those photographs.

Before you load up your camera, can we ask you for one quick favor? Take a picture or video of your 400D film, post it on social media using #CineStill400D, tag us @cinestillfilm, and let us know where you’re from! As the analog community continues to grow, we want to show the global impact that film has! We’re all doing our part to keep film and the analog experience alive, so that we can pass it down to the next generation, just like our parents & grandparents did.

Once you take the photographs and get them scanned, share them with us using the hashtag #CineStill400D on social media. You can also follow and tag us at @cinestillfilm!



With 400D shipping out now to our EARLY BIRD backers, we thought we'd take the opportunity to take our newest film around Los Angeles. So we loaded up a few of our favorite cameras and brought a few of our photographer friends along to show you how truly DYNAMIC 400D truly is. Watch the full video below, and then watch the photo review video, where we break down some of the photos from that day to give you a sense of what the film is capable of.

A Day in LA with 400D

PHOTO REVIEW: A Day in LA with 400D!


If you have any questions, be sure to visit our FAQ or email our team at support@cinestillfilm.com



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