Old 06-06-2019   #41
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C200 - isn't it the same as Vista200? Pretty good film and used to be really cheap. Now I found a source for an expired/discontinued Superia 100 (a bit less than 2.5 EUR per roll of 36) which is also great.
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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?
Due to my experience a film with a very good price-performance ratio. Good all-round film.
Very good sharpness and resolution. Like all amateur color negative films it is a bit contrastier compared to professional CN films.
It is a little bit grainier than Superia X-Tra 400. But also significantly cheaper.
I prefer it to its Kodak counterpart ColorPlus 200.
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C200 - isn't it the same as Vista200?
Yes, AgfaPhoto Vista 200 was repackaged Fujicolor C200.
And Vista 400 repackaged Vista 400.
And AgfaPhoto APX 100 and 400 are repackaged Kentmere 100 and 400.
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C200 is my everyday-film since I shoot almost only color.
Superia was better, but C200 is the only low-budget color film you can find these days in Italy, together with Kodak Colorplus 200, both sold for € 3,50 in a local shop here.
Personally I don't really like the Kodak counterpart as I find it too yellowish.

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Here's one of my recent photos made with Fujicolor 200.



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I think they look great - surprisingly so as I tend to dislike the cheaper Kodak films, but prefer Portra to the Fuji equivalents.
I think the issue with people getting poor results with film like this is that they view it as a low quality film and so take it to the cheapest quickie lab they can find to process it. Those places more often than not (in my experience) could not care less about your film, do not adequately maintain their equipment or keep an eye on the chemistry, and so give awful results.
If you took a roll of Portra, 400H etc to them, the results would look awful with those too.


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Very good point Huss. Looking at my early film photos from my youth, the mass market processed prints are of shocking quality, while the Kodachrome slides that had proper processing are way better.

To think I blamed my Russian camera!

Great shot btw - gorgeous colours.
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I agree with Huss. Although it's a "consumer grade" film, given good exposure and processing (and scanning and digital post-processing if that's your workflow), you can get great results from C200.
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Ok, Vista 200, but we agreed it is the same film...

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C200 is pretty good, especially considering the price.

However, it does not tolerate ANY underexposure at all. As usual, overexposure, not a problem.

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C200 is pretty good, especially considering the price.

However, it does not tolerate ANY underexposure at all. As usual, overexposure, not a problem.

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My experience with underexposing C200 is similar. Shadows turn murky and grainy. Thankfully, I usually overexpose all my film by at least one stop either by setting the meter to ISO 100 or metering for the shadows (sometimes both).
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Hard to get a better film for the price (an average mortal has to pay):

Brno, I don't really know why, but this image really speaks to me. The Constituent parts seem to be perfectly proportioned to each other.. the perfect frame for the classic Citroen
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I love what your doing with this film Huss

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I love what your doing with this film Huss
Thanks!

The only film I have had issues with is Cinestill 800. I've had some rolls come out fantastic, others murky. All treated the same way so I think they have a Quality Control issue or I just got a few bad rolls. Which is the same thing.
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I really enjoyed C200, although haven't shot much of it...


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The only film I have had issues with is Cinestill 800. I've had some rolls come out fantastic, others murky. All treated the same way so I think they have a Quality Control issue or I just got a few bad rolls. Which is the same thing.
its a bit underexposed if thats what happened. i always use a spot meter with cinestill 800, the camera one or a dedicated one is a must for me
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its a bit underexposed if thats what happened. i always use a spot meter with cinestill 800, the camera one or a dedicated one is a must for me
I exposed them the same way, rated at iso 500 in daylight.
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SHHHH!!! You guys are gonna make the prices go up if you keep posting such great shots!

C200 is by far my fave cheapo film, though not as cheapo as it used to be here in the States. Love the fine grain and cool palette, handles home developing in Tetenal well, scans easily.... just the best bang for the buck. Looks like Fuji is only offering 3 packs of 36exp 35mm rolls here anymore, though.

Anyway, here are a couple of mine. Minolta CLE + CV Nokton 40/1.4:


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what is the best price for C200 now if buying bulk, says 100rolls at least
and of course, where can i find that deal?
thanks.
once upon a time, i bought 100rolls from adorama for $1.45/roll but i guess that day was far gone.
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I see a few comments about this film having fine grain. Really? For a film that barely has ISO 200 sensitivity and obvious grain, maybe more obvious that Fuji's ISO 400 film, I don't get the fine grain comments. If this film is fine grain, how would we describe say, Ektar 100?
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what is the best price for C200 now if buying bulk, says 100rolls at least
and of course, where can i find that deal?
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once upon a time, i bought 100rolls from adorama for $1.45/roll but i guess that day was far gone.
I got that deal too from Adorama! I bought 100 rolls, and now wish I bought all they had! Mine I think was $1.49/36exp.
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... I don't get the fine grain comments. If this film is fine grain, how would we describe say, Ektar 100?
Finer grain.
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yes, they still sell them at nakano

the c200 is packaged similarly to the gyomu films
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Rich, just to confirm, the 12 packs at 4300 yen are Industrial 400 film right? Iíve never heard of 12 packs personally, but if thatís what they are I suggest you buy it ALL because 10 packs are selling on www.amazon.co.jp for 13,300 yen!

Rich, hello! Are you out there?
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Rich, hello! Are you out there?
last time i check both shops still have them, even the ones at ogikubo but some shops are setting a limit. it seems that some foreigners from across the sea are buying them in bulk to sell for profit online, leaving the shops with no stocks at all
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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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last time i check both shops still have them, even the ones at ogikubo but some shops are setting a limit. it seems that some foreigners from across the sea are buying them in bulk to sell for profit online, leaving the shops with no stocks at all
Thanks for the reply, Rich! Next time you go by the shops, could you check the current film situation, especially of ISO400 color neg film, and let us know?
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Lovely pic of a cheeky kid! The skin tones are very nice.
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Lovely pic of a cheeky kid! The skin tones are very nice.
Thanks! Normally, I find that C200 and Superia 400 aren't great for skin tones - usually too much red/magenta cast. Maybe certain skin tones are affected more than others. In any case, this one turned out ok, with developing and scanning done by Precision Camera, plus a little bit more post work in LR6.

Based on your recommendations (among other factors), I feel like I'm reaching a tipping point for taking color developing and scanning "in-house", using Negative Lab Pro.
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Well, my delivery of Fujicolor 200 (1 year expired and fresh) arrived yesterday, so I popped an expired roll in each of the Olympus Mju II (consumer film in a consumer camera) and the Voigtlander Bessaflex with Zeiss Flektogon and Ultron (as a test with professional glass). One I think was more faded than the other and probably could have done with another half stop exposure. Photos taken around the Portobello Road market with the sun rather elusive.

Lovely blues, a nice cool tone and really pretty accurate rendition. Controlled grain and very appealing film. Developed and scanned at home with only limited post processing, no saturation, but light balance, contrast and clarity adjustments.

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Very nice Charles. It looks like it works better in the Olympus.

C200 in a Nikon N75, digicam scan, negativelabpro conversion:

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I think the issue with people getting poor results with film like this is that they view it as a low quality film and so take it to the cheapest quickie lab they can find to process it. Those places more often than not (in my experience) could not care less about your film, do not adequately maintain their equipment or keep an eye on the chemistry, and so give awful results.
If you took a roll of Portra, 400H etc to them, the results would look awful with those too.


Great images Huss! A question if you don't mind me asking: How do you get the colourful markings on and around the sprockets? Or is this the way C200 comes out after development (and after inversion to positive of course)?
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Well, my delivery of Fujicolor 200 (1 year expired and fresh) arrived yesterday, so I popped an expired roll in each of the Olympus Mju II (consumer film in a consumer camera) and and scanned at home with only limited post processing, no saturation, but light balance, contrast and clarity adjustments.
Wow, that is super fast & impressive; mailbox to online posting in 24 hours... nice pics too
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I tend to get the bit between my teeth, but today was the only free day in weeks, so it was good to get out and then do some developing.
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Finer grain.

Don't get me wrong, I think your photos shot on this film are fantastic, but that doesn't make this a fine grained film...



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Don't get me wrong, I think your photos shot on this film are fantastic, but that doesn't make this a fine grained film...
Maybe not fine grain, but FINE WINE.

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