Any Experience Shooting Fujicolor Superia 1600 Film
Old 01-22-2017   #1
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Any Experience Shooting Fujicolor Superia 1600 Film

Looking at B&H website they list Fujicolor Superia 1600 negative print film. Surprised to see Fuji still makes it. Anyone used it? Have any results you can share.

If you have a favorite iso 800 or higher color negative print film please share why.
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Old 01-23-2017   #2
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Quite a nice film actually. I tend to expose at ca. ISO800 tho (all mostly guesswork anyway)

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Also Natura is quite similar although I think not exactly the same. But what do I know. For me it's same-ish enough to say it's the same.

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I also like portra800 a lot! Especially since it is available in MF too.
I'd argue it is less pastel more red/brown-ish than the Fuji stuff.

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Check here:
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Old 01-23-2017   #3
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Hi Greg, I shot a roll of long-expired Superia 1600, the results were still OK, gave an arty look. Some colour correction was needed but this was probably due to the old film stock.

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Another from the same roll. It was getting dark. Click image to enlarge - quite a grainstorm


last light #180 by lynnb's snaps, on Flickr.
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I've shot it on occasion, and I even re-calibrated one of the GIIIs to properly meter with it. I haven't seen it on a retail shelf since maybe 2010 or so. I wasn't really aware that they still offered it. I guess I should pay more attention to the big B&H book, huh?
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Also Natura is quite similar although I think not exactly the same. But what do I know. For me it's same-ish enough to say it's the same.
Are Superia 1600 and Natura 1600 both available at shops in Germany?

In Japan, Fujifilm stopped selling Superia 1600 and released Natura 1600 when they released the Natura branded Fujifilm compact film cameras, so I'm pretty sure it is the same stuff and Natura 1600 is just rebranding to match the marketing for the Natura compact film cameras.
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It's awesome, IMHO.





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Glad its back - dying to try it for photos in urban spaces at night
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This one was one from the first test roll, after recalibrating the GIII for 1600.

It looks like there's more daylight than there was! It was well into the dusk hour when this was shot.

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Are Superia 1600 and Natura 1600 both available at shops in Germany?

In Japan, Fujifilm stopped selling Superia 1600 and released Natura 1600 when they released the Natura branded Fujifilm compact film cameras, so I'm pretty sure it is the same stuff and Natura 1600 is just rebranding to match the marketing for the Natura compact film cameras.
No, I bought those rolls of natura in HK.
You are most probably right.
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Quite a nice film actually. I tend to expose at ca. ISO800 tho (all mostly guesswork anyway)

Mexikaner by Kay K, on Flickr

Untitled by Kay K, on Flickr

Also Natura is quite similar although I think not exactly the same. But what do I know. For me it's same-ish enough to say it's the same.

Untitled by Kay K, on Flickr

Untitled by Kay K, on Flickr


I also like portra800 a lot! Especially since it is available in MF too.
I'd argue it is less pastel more red/brown-ish than the Fuji stuff.

,,, by Kay K, on Flickr

in 120:
Untitled by Kay K, on Flickr


Check here:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/kay__k/tags/superia1600/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/kay__k/tags/fujinatura/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/kay__k/tags/portra800/
The Superia has a nice look I really like. Very nice photos you shared. The pastel look is why Portra NC was a favorite film of mine.
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Another from the same roll. It was getting dark. Click image to enlarge - quite a grainstorm


last light #180 by lynnb's snaps, on Flickr.
Mju-II Superia 1600
lynn I have a couple of rolls of expired 800 film & I expect massive grain when I shoot it. Your photos show that with the right subject & light it can look good, as yours does.
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The color & skin tones are really nice. I love that 1st shot.
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This one was one from the first test roll, after recalibrating the GIII for 1600.

It looks like there's more daylight than there was! It was well into the dusk hour when this was shot.

Oh wow! nice recal on the Glll. I'm not going to ask how you did it. Too afraid I'd mess mine up.
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I've recently shot Natura 1600 at a formal ball on a IIIf and Summar lens. A lot of grain, but did pleasingly well with mixed LED stage lighting and tungsten lights on the dance floor. Self developed in unicolor c41 kit and scanned with the Pakon 135+. Colored noise/artifacts on these images due to attachment compression to fit on this forum.



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Here is a link to Superia 1600 on B&H. Pricey but at least you get 36 frames. I may have to give this a try.

https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produ...r_Superia.html
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Oh wow! nice recal on the Glll. I'm not going to ask how you did it. Too afraid I'd mess mine up.
Thanks.

Actually, I wrote that up here over 10 years ago. Surf here:

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/foru...ad.php?t=25305
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Looking at B&H website they list Fujicolor Superia 1600 negative print film. Surprised to see Fuji still makes it. Anyone used it? Have any results you can share.

If you have a favorite iso 800 or higher color negative print film please share why.
Yes, I have used Superia 1600 several times. Very good film!
- excellent sharpness and resolution
- very good, natural colours
- excellent in mixed lighting conditions due to its 4th layer technology.
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