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Just does exactly what it says on the tin. A fine choice!
on 10 November 2011
I still use my old 35mm SLR cameras despite having a DSLR because I still like them.
This film is a good all-round choice for general purpose snapping away in a variety of conditions. I was considering using Fuji's excellent Velvia slide film, but it's a bit pricey and anyway I can use my D90 if I want fantastic quality.
This Xtra 400 gives good reproduction of colours and a wide dynamic range with just the right amount of grain to give the pictures that "warmth" associated with film images. I was turned onto it by a chat with a wedding photographer who uses this as his default film choice. If he makes his living using it then he knows an awful lot more than I do, so I followed his lead. I'm glad I did too. It works really nicely.
The Xtra 200 is also great, but I find the 400 gives me a bit more latitude in low light conditions.
Good stuff, although look around at different online sellers because the price varies enormously. I usually reckon on 3 rolls of 36 exp. for about £10 or less.Don't buy this stuff in the High Street because they charge well over the odds for it!
For the best value processing service, I'd recommend a search online for "Fuji Digital Imaging". You'll be impressed.
Over a year on, and I've tried most of Fuji's 35mm colour print films, as well as the "pretty good" Neopan 400 B&W C-41 process stuff, and the execrable Kodak BW400CN.
And? The more I use Xtra 400 the more I realise just how good it is. It's one of Fuji's cheapest films and yet it always looks great. It's very tolerant of over-or-under exposure and it just... Works!
Let's hope that Fuji don't discontinue this one because it's just a good, safe and solid all-around choice.
You can't go wrong with it.