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Just does exactly what it says on the tin. A fine choice!,
This review is from: Fuji Superia X-TRA 400-36 Film (Colour) 3 Pack (Electronics)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.
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Initial post: 15 Feb 2013 03:41:58 GMT
Mr. H. Rafique says:
Thanks for uploading the images. I was just wondering what hardware you use to scan the negatives?
In reply to an earlier post on 15 Feb 2013 17:53:28 GMT
G. E. Hearn says:
The negatives here were scanned at the same time as processing by Fuji Digital Imaging, in Barnsley. I can get the same results using my Epson scanner (whose model number escapes me at the moment, but is in my reviews)
However, given that Fuji include a disc of scans with their processing and the quality is as good as I can do myself, there seems little point is spending 2.5 minutes scanning each frame myself.
High Street labs' scans won't be anywhere near this quality, mind. If you want great results then you need a specialist processing outfit like Steve and his guys at photofilmprocessing.co.uk
In reply to an earlier post on 15 Feb 2013 21:27:22 GMT
Mr. H. Rafique says:
Much obliged, I already use photofilmprocessing.co.uk in Burnley.
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