Fuji Superia for 1!
Old 02-11-2015   #1
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Fuji Superia for 1!

Hope I'm not breaking any forum rules (I don't have any connection with the shops).

Just thought I'd give a heads up. I've discovered that the Poundland stores in the UK are selling what I believe is rebranded Fuji Superia for only 1 - this is a permanent price, not a promotion!

See http://www.poundland.co.uk/leisure-a...era-film-20024
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Old 02-12-2015   #2
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It seems there's cheap film everywhere in the world except in Australia!
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Old 02-12-2015   #3
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Cheap film...available while it lasts. Sure there are stocks lying around....so hurry up and buy while it's there, while it's available. When mines of cheap consumer film will be emptied....you know it.
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Hope I'm not breaking any forum rules (I don't have any connection with the shops).

Just thought I'd give a heads up. I've discovered that the Poundland stores in the UK are selling what I believe is rebranded Fuji Superia for only 1 - this is a permanent price, not a promotion!

See http://www.poundland.co.uk/leisure-a...era-film-20024
Poundland shops have been selling 1 film for years.
Agfaphoto Vista Plus for the last 2-3 years. Before that it was Kodak Colorplus. They even had once Kodak Ultra 400.

Not all shops have it thought as it is up to the shop Manager to order it or not.

Had you Googled "Poundland film", you would have seen there's a lot of talk about it.

Just for clarification, Agfaphoto Vista+ 200 is Fuji C200. Same emulsion code.
It isn't Superia. It is a cheaper and grainier version.
Still it is a lovely film for snapshots.

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000033 by ravilamir, on Flickr
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Thanks Ricardo - never occurred to me to check out pound stores! Off to see if my local Poundland has any, as I'd given up shooting 35mm since 120 is not much more costly!
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Hope I'm not breaking any forum rules (I don't have any connection with the shops).

Just thought I'd give a heads up. I've discovered that the Poundland stores in the UK are selling what I believe is rebranded Fuji Superia for only 1 - this is a permanent price, not a promotion!

See http://www.poundland.co.uk/leisure-a...era-film-20024
Not like you to be slow of the mark Rich

They`ve been selling it for a quid for years ... both shops in my area have stacks of the stuff.

Oops ...sorry just seen post 4 ...and yes its Vista 200.
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Yes this is rebadged Fuji C200 rather than Superia but still a bargain. The only thing you need to watch is the fact that they mix up 24 and 36 exposure films on the same shelf, both for...err...1.
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Its ok but up here in the bleak north 200 is a tad slow especially in winter
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Well better late than never! I'd given up shooting 35mm because it was too expensive for casual use! Just bought 10 rolls, and will dust off my Nikkormat, which hasn't seen film for 7 years now!
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Good for you ...C41 processing is about a fiver `round here so six quid all in is bad I suppose.
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Its ok but up here in the bleak north 200 is a tad slow especially in winter
North? :-)

It's even darker up here ! Will check Poundland shops today. :-)

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Good for you ...C41 processing is about a fiver `round here so six quid all in is bad I suppose.
Yes - you can pay that much for a pint of beer in Brighton (seriously)!
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Fiver for a pint ...good grief.

Hi Ronnie ...yes one of the girls from the stable yard is up your way at uni ...she says its dark
Last time I was in Edinburgh a pint was at London prices too.
I still haven`t recovered from the 80 shilling heavy at the Diggers
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My Nikkormat - soon to be used in anger now I have cheap film!

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Nice pic of your Nikkormat Rich!

I just received my 100 rolls of Fuji C200 (same as the Agfa Vista plus) which was $1.49 for 36 exposures from Adorama. Since my order, they doubled the price..

I shot a test roll yesterday and will get the scans back today to see how it really is. Some have complained about it being grainy etc and so an 'amateur' film but here's the thing. Kodak Tri-X is grainy. And people love it and regard it as a pro film. I don't judge films as being pro or amateur, but having their own unique look which one uses for the desired effect.

Anyway, I'll be posting results with this Fuji C200/Arista Plus so people can judge whether they like the look or not.

FYI, Costco in Marina Del Rey, CA (USA) develops and scans (3000-ish by 2000-ish) C41 film for $4.86.
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Now, that is a nice camera that needs to be used.

You can send your films to Bournemouth to Snaps Photo Services. It is only 2 for C41 development only.
See: http://www.snapsphotoservices.com/
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Now, that is a nice camera that needs to be used.

You can send your films to Bournemouth to Snaps Photo Services. It is only 2 for C41 development only.
See: http://www.snapsphotoservices.com/
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Hi,

Some supermarkets will develop and scan to CD for three quid but scans are only 1840 x 1232 but good enough for monitors and testing.

Regards, David

PS Last time I bought a drink in a pub in Brighton it was 1/1 for a half of Guiness. That was a long, long time ago...
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Yeah, they've been at it for years, but in the last 6 months it's been harder to find up here (York).

I use them as test films for new cameras to check for exposure and light leaks etc
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Just for clarification, Agfaphoto Vista+ 200 is Fuji C200. Same emulsion code.
It isn't Superia. It is a cheaper and grainier version.
Still it is a lovely film for snapshots.

See:

000033 by ravilamir, on Flickr

I just tested this film here:

http://rangefinderforum.com/forums/s...d.php?t=147318

And have no issues with grain or colour.
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Old 02-13-2015   #21
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They've been selling Agfa Vista and Fuji C200 for years. It's a decent film for everyday use !
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Old 02-13-2015   #22
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Hi,

It worries me that we say "everyday" and "snapshots" and so imply something. But what? I'm quite happy to use it all the time but I seldom print beyond (roughly*) 8" x 12".

Has anyone found something wrong with it that is purely caused by the film and not by exposure etc?

Regards, David

* Meaning printing on A4 which is 210 x 297 mm.
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Its ok , if you like colour neg film.
I tend to use digital for colour .
This was shot with a Canon 50/1.8.


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Poundland in Newington have stacks but I didn't see any at Meadowbank. Not looked in the other Edinburgh stores yet.

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Hi,

It worries me that we say "everyday" and "snapshots" and so imply something. But what? I'm quite happy to use it all the time but I seldom print beyond (roughly*) 8" x 12".

Has anyone found something wrong with it that is purely caused by the film and not by exposure etc?

Regards, David

* Meaning printing on A4 which is 210 x 297 mm.
I've tuned out those remarks David, as all the poor results that I have seen are from user error.
I think there is a psychology at play here, driven by the mfg.'s marketing departments. If you are a pro photographer - or imagine yourself to be - cheap stuff is barely ok but you need to use the expensive stuff.

Another example, shot yesterday, using this film:



Maybe the problem is that because it is cheap people are not taking any care in their subject matter, composition, exposure etc because they automatically assume it is disposable and so do not take any care in the process?
And if that is the case, why are they then bothering?
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Now, that is a nice camera that needs to be used.

You can send your films to Bournemouth to Snaps Photo Services. It is only 2 for C41 development only.
See: http://www.snapsphotoservices.com/
I can recommend Snaps. I use them regularly. Great, reliable service on C41, and E6 the last time I was there.
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Here is one in good sunlight, Nikon F, 85mm. Things that C200 does not do well: Underexposure, mixed lighting, and dull overcast lighting. Grain is as would be expected for an ISO 200 film.



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Things that C200 does not do well: Underexposure, mixed lighting, and dull overcast lighting.
Taken yesterday in dull overcast lighting:

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Hi,

It worries me that we say "everyday" and "snapshots" and so imply something. But what? I'm quite happy to use it all the time but I seldom print beyond (roughly*) 8" x 12".

Has anyone found something wrong with it that is purely caused by the film and not by exposure etc?

Regards, David

* Meaning printing on A4 which is 210 x 297 mm.
Hi,

When I used "snapshots" was to respect those that say they will not touch this film as they perceive it as being cheap and therefore lacking quality.
That perception is far from truth as Huss pointed out and the sample I posted above shows it is still a very good film.
I like it for its qualities and character.
If Lucky Super Colour 100 film was still being produced, that's what I would use. Its pastel colours suits me.
Vista+ 200/Fuji C200 has more punchier colours.

These days, it is the only colour film I use until Ferrania comes up with new films.
And I'm looking forward to them.

Today's colour films are very good, it is just some are cheaper than others.

A note on availability: most Poundland shops were out of film after Xmas. They were waiting for the distributor to have them by mid February.
They have now new, fresh film.
My local shop in East London has just received stock dated to 03/2017.
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It's a nice sharp film with lovely colors... it's propably the same film you can get in drug-stores in Germany (3 Films for under 3)

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I tend to use digital for colour .
This was shot with a Canon 50/1.8.


I always liked the results you got (get?) from this film Michael. And Filzkoeter's photograph of the guitar player reminds me of the lovely muted greens.

I have several rolls in the fridge & must get using it when the light picks up.
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At the bottom of my street is a pound shop but as l do not go in it l could not remember if it was a Poundland, or everything is a pound, l live in a Victorian town house just off the main street, not a posh shop but very handy for the shops, anyway l digress, on reading this thread l ran the 200 yards to the bottom of my street and low and behold ....its a Poundland, 'get on with it', l hear you shout, well a bit of a search and low and behold tucked away a bunch of 35mm film......and so l bought some to try out with my newly arrived Leitz Summar........this could produce some interesting shots l will let you know how l get on
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Fiver for a pint ...good grief.

Hi Ronnie ...yes one of the girls from the stable yard is up your way at uni ...she says its dark
Last time I was in Edinburgh a pint was at London prices too.
I still haven`t recovered from the 80 shilling heavy at the Diggers

the diggers now that brings back happy memories
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I always liked the results you got (get?) from this film Michael. And Filzkoeter's photograph of the guitar player reminds me of the lovely muted greens.

I have several rolls in the fridge & must get using it when the light picks up.

Blackpool must be an amazing place to shoot, all the trams and bright lights, the Tower etc
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It's a nice sharp film with lovely colors... it's propably the same film you can get in drug-stores in Germany (3 Films for under 3)

Lovely shot with really nice tones. Taken as can be quite clearly seen in muted light.

People, I think it is quite obvious now that this stuff is great. Buy it while you can still get it so cheap!
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Thanks folks, this is turning into an interesting thread.

BTW, no one commented on the Guiness at 1/1d or just over 5p in that new money...

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