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steve kessel 06-05-2019 14:00

Fujicolor C200
 
Just bought 2 rolls of this, very cheap. First time I'll be using colour film in a good no of years. What's it like?

WJJ3 06-05-2019 14:18

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Originally Posted by steve kessel (Post 2892048)
Just bought 2 rolls of this, very cheap. First time I'll be using colour film in a good no of years. What's it like?

I shot a pack of this film a while back and wasn’t impressed. I think grain and sharpness of Fuji’s 400 speed film is better. But this C200 is sometimes available at a good price and for that reason alone I would probably buy it again.

If you search my Flickr for C200 a couple dozen samples should come up.

dourbalistar 06-05-2019 14:27

It's a consumer grade film, whatever that means. :rolleyes: I'm not much of a color film shooter either, but I like it for the same reason as WJJ3. It's an inexpensive film, great for sunny days, where you can burn through a lot of frames without worrying about it too much. Here are a few online reviews/comparisons, and I also have an album of shots I've taken on my Flickr. Maybe Huss will chime in as well, he seems to like this film, as I've seen him post quite a few samples in various threads on the forum.

https://www.casualphotophile.com/201...-film-opinion/
https://emulsive.org/featured/film-r...-c200-compared

Huss 06-05-2019 14:33

Fuji C200 is great.





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Huss 06-05-2019 14:37




dourbalistar 06-05-2019 14:37

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Originally Posted by Huss (Post 2892057)
Fuji C200 is great. I've made a lot of money selling prints using this film.





Haha, right on cue! :cool:

p.s. I bought a bunch of this film last year, when I found it very cheap on Amazon (US).

Huss 06-05-2019 14:41




WJJ3 06-05-2019 14:43

Nice photos Huss, what camera is the panoramic shot from?

Huss 06-05-2019 14:43

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Originally Posted by dourbalistar (Post 2892060)
Haha, right on cue! :cool:

p.s. I bought a bunch of this film last year, when I found it very cheap on Amazon (US).

lol.
My experience with any film is what matters is who develops it.
If you give it to a one hour lab that has not cleaned its gear in a while, does not maintain temps etc or use fresh chemistry, you're going to get poor results.

dourbalistar 06-05-2019 14:44

Inexpensive camera + inexpensive lens + inexpensive film.

Nikomat FTn, Nikkor-H Auto 50mm f/2 non-AI, Fujifilm Fujicolor 200.


2018.05.19 Roll #155-000919560012.jpg
by dourbalistar, on Flickr

charjohncarter 06-05-2019 14:45

I like it if it is the same as I use: FujiFilm C200 36 exposures. It is a little more saturated than Kodak Gold 200. I have very little trouble scanning C200. And I like the colors and it's latitude:

FujiFilm 200 expired by John Carter, on Flickr

FujiFilm 200 expired by John Carter, on Flickr

FujiFilm 200 expired by John Carter, on Flickr

Click on one of these to see some of my others.

Huss 06-05-2019 14:52

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Originally Posted by WJJ3 (Post 2892064)
Nice photos Huss, what camera is the panoramic shot from?

Thanks!

First one is using a Lomo Perfekt U500 (Horizon)

Second one is using a Noblex 135 Sport.

Huss 06-05-2019 14:56

This is a 100% crop from the 2nd pano shot, showing the grain and detail from Fuji C200






This was a hand held pic at about 1/30 sec IIRC

Swift1 06-05-2019 15:36

Fujicolor 200 is nearly my favorite film. It's very good, has fine grain, and has a very subtle color palette.
A few of my favorites from Fujicolor 200, all from my Zorki 4.




Untitled by Colton Allen, on Flickr


Untitled by Colton Allen, on Flickr


Untitled by Colton Allen, on Flickr

WJJ3 06-05-2019 15:56

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Originally Posted by Huss (Post 2892069)
Thanks!

First one is using a Lomo Perfekt U500 (Horizon)

Second one is using a Noblex 135 Sport.


Very cool

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Originally Posted by Huss (Post 2892070)
This is a 100% crop from the 2nd pano shot, showing the grain and detail from Fuji C200






This was a hand held pic at about 1/30 sec IIRC

Are these drum scans?

richardHaw 06-05-2019 16:49

i dont like it at all. i prefer the 100 and 400 :eek::eek::eek:

its not bad but i just dont like it as much as the 100 and 400.

this film stock gets repacked by nearly everybody. its probably fujis cheapest film stock :rolleyes:

in my experience its great when you have good light but not as nice compared to the 100. in my case, i get the 100 and 400 for a lot cheaper than the c200 so theres not point for me to use it.

to be fair, i havent shot this in many years but thats what i remember. the sample pictures you see here pretty much sums up how that stock looks like.

the above is just my opinion.

WJJ3 06-05-2019 16:53

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Originally Posted by richardHaw (Post 2892084)
i get the 100 and 400 for a lot cheaper than the c200

Do tell! 🤗

richardHaw 06-05-2019 17:06

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Originally Posted by WJJ3 (Post 2892086)
Do tell! 🤗

fujifilm industrial 100 and 400 :eek::eek::eek:

thats probably what Jon uses the most,too. theyre the cheapest colour films here in japan.

12x36 100 3700jpy~
12x36 400 4300jpy~
12x36 c200 5000jpy~

WJJ3 06-05-2019 17:15

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Originally Posted by richardHaw (Post 2892087)
fujifilm industrial 100 and 400 :eek::eek::eek:

thats probably what Jon uses the most,too. theyre the cheapest colour films here in japan.

12x36 100 3700jpy~
12x36 400 4300jpy~
12x36 c200 5000jpy~

I wish I could find those films at those prices. Have you shopped for film lately?

richardHaw 06-05-2019 17:25

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Originally Posted by WJJ3 (Post 2892089)
I wish I could find those films at those prices. Have you shopped for film lately?

yes. all the time :eek::eek::eek:

when i wear my lucky red underwear i get free film. the other day the clerk at the camera shop gave me a box of provia. yes, a box of several rolls unopened. 6 months expired :rolleyes:

you can shop for these films online but shipping will negate any savings

Huss 06-05-2019 17:58

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Originally Posted by WJJ3 (Post 2892077)
Very cool



Are these drum scans?

No, just using my digicam to scan the film.

Then convert to positive etc.

www.negativelabpro.com is a fantastic plugin to do this with.

Huss 06-05-2019 18:01

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Originally Posted by richardHaw (Post 2892084)
i dont like it at all. i prefer the 100 and 400 :eek::eek::eek:

its not bad but i just dont like it as much as the 100 and 400.

this film stock gets repacked by nearly everybody. its probably fujis cheapest film stock :rolleyes:

in my experience its great when you have good light but not as nice compared to the 100. in my case, i get the 100 and 400 for a lot cheaper than the c200 so theres not point for me to use it.

to be fair, i havent shot this in many years but thats what i remember. the sample pictures you see here pretty much sums up how that stock looks like.

the above is just my opinion.

More Fuji C200 goodness:


Huss 06-05-2019 18:04




WJJ3 06-05-2019 18:48

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Originally Posted by richardHaw (Post 2892091)
yes. all the time :eek::eek::eek:

when i wear my lucky red underwear i get free film. the other day the clerk at the camera shop gave me a box of provia. yes, a box of several rolls unopened. 6 months expired :rolleyes:

you can shop for these films online but shipping will negate any savings

I see, so what you are telling me is a shop you go to has 12 packs of 36 frame Fuji iso 400 available for 4300 yen? And they give you their expired film for free?

WJJ3 06-05-2019 18:49

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Originally Posted by Huss (Post 2892096)
No, just using my digicam to scan the film.

Then convert to positive etc.

www.negativelabpro.com is a fantastic plugin to do this with.

very impressive!

richardHaw 06-05-2019 18:56

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Originally Posted by WJJ3 (Post 2892104)
I see, so what you are telling me is a shop you go to has 12 packs of 36 frame Fuji iso 400 available for 4300 yen? And they give you their expired film for free?

thats the usual price for a brick of those films here. :rolleyes:

i get free expired films occasionally...from different shops :eek::eek::eek: it pays to be good friends with your camera shops.

jonmanjiro 06-05-2019 20:30

Rich, are you still finding Fujifilm ISO400 color neg film other than Premium locally? Both Industrial 400 and X-TRA 400 are discontinued and long gone afaik. I stocked up before they disappeared. As for C200, I think it’s not “officially” available in Japan, but I know some shops sell it, so they’re getting from somewhere. I wish I knew where!

richardHaw 06-05-2019 20:33

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Originally Posted by jonmanjiro (Post 2892128)
Rich, are you still finding Fujifilm ISO400 color neg film other than Premium locally? Both Industrial 400 and X-TRA 400 are discontinued and long gone afaik. I stocked up before they disappeared. As for C200, I think it’s not “officially” available in Japan, but I know some shops sell it, so they’re getting from somewhere. I wish I knew where!

yes, they still sell them at nakano :eek::eek::eek:

the c200 is packaged similarly to the gyomu films :rolleyes:

WJJ3 06-05-2019 22:17

Hey Jon if you find those 12 packs grab one for me please! ��

steve kessel 06-05-2019 23:26

Thanks for all your responses. Some terrific shots.I'm spending a few days on the Suffolk coast next week, so this seems ideal. Will look out for a good place to process.

Steve M. 06-06-2019 00:45

I've never liked this film, and always end up w/ it because I'm out of Tri-X and want to see how a new camera/lens is working. The colours are way too cold for my tastes, and it just looks bad compared to Porta or other really good films. But, it's cheap.

jonmanjiro 06-06-2019 01:22

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Originally Posted by richardHaw (Post 2892129)
yes, they still sell them at nakano :eek::eek::eek:

the c200 is packaged similarly to the gyomu films :rolleyes:

Rich, just to confirm, the 12 packs at 4300 yen are Industrial 400 film right? I’ve never heard of 12 packs personally, but if that’s what they are I suggest you buy it ALL because 10 packs are selling on www.amazon.co.jp for 13,300 yen! :eek:

jonmanjiro 06-06-2019 01:23

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Originally Posted by WJJ3 (Post 2892139)
Hey Jon if you find those 12 packs grab one for me please! ��

Will, if I find any I’ll definitely grab you a pack! Got a feeling it would be all gone by now though.:o

brbo 06-06-2019 01:55

Hard to get a better film for the price (an average mortal has to pay):










einszwei7 06-06-2019 02:56

@brbo the first two are stunning!!

i really like the results you can get from this film, altough i haven't used it in a while




Jumillar 06-06-2019 08:21

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Originally Posted by steve kessel (Post 2892048)
Just bought 2 rolls of this, very cheap. First time I'll be using colour film in a good no of years. What's it like?

Back in the day, my favourite combination was my Olympus Trip35 loaded with Fujicolor C200. As far as I was concerned C200 was a great budget film which was really forgiving of my amateurish skills and cheapo camera. I used it indoor, outdoors, in full sun and in low light (see the pics below to see how the film copes under different conditions).
I presume it is still considered a cheap film, but from a conversation on my Flickr page in 2009 I was buying packs of 5 (24 exposure) C200 for £7.99 from Boots (a high street chemist in the UK), recently I saw it for sale in a shop in Brighton for £8 for one roll. Admittedly that was 36 exposures.
As someone who has recently found their way back to film photography I find myself once again looking to snag a bargain or two and though that’s not so easy these days (I can’t believe the prices people are charging for expired film on Ebay), I have C200 currently loaded in a Lomo LCA and an Olympus 35RC.
Enjoy shooting with the C200

Wet & Overcast Olympus Trip35 on auto mode

City Hall, Camberwell by john millar, on Flickr

Indoors Olympus Trip35 @1/40th sec

Gallery view by john millar, on Flickr

Early morning & overcast Olympus Trip35 on auto mode

Caithness (jan 09) by john millar, on Flickr

Full sun Lomo LCA on auto mode

Lomo Lca by john millar, on Flickr

Lomo LCA with flash 1/60th sec f16

Bust with Hat by john millar, on Flickr

J enea 06-06-2019 08:35

i bought a bunch of it a few years ago when walmart closed it out, 5 roll pack for $5. its an ok film, but like someone mentioned above, superia 400 for me is a better film. should have backed up the truck when freestyle had the 400 in bulk rolls for $20 a few years ago.

Huss 06-06-2019 09:53

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Originally Posted by Steve M. (Post 2892150)
I've never liked this film, and always end up w/ it because I'm out of Tri-X and want to see how a new camera/lens is working. The colours are way too cold for my tastes, and it just looks bad compared to Porta or other really good films. But, it's cheap.

Can you post some examples of your c200 and portra images so we can see what you mean by ‘it just looks bad’ compared to other really good films?

Are you saying the images posted in this thread look bad? If so perhaps indicate where/why?

CharlesDAMorgan 06-06-2019 10:07

I think they look great - surprisingly so as I tend to dislike the cheaper Kodak films, but prefer Portra to the Fuji equivalents.

For those in the UK, Firstcall is selling expired C200 (july 2018) at £1.50 per 24. So ordered some and some in date 36s.

Using the Tetenal 2.5 litre kit, I can get about 35 rolls out of a £46 kit, so it works out at under 20p per exposure. Which is peanuts.


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