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12-20-2013, 10:22 AM   #1
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Fuji Film 800?

I've been using Fuji; I like the color rendition and the 200 is what I've been using but I picked up a pack of 400 for a project I'm working on yesterday and I noticed they have 800?

I've never used that, I recall 400 used to be grainy and 200 was much better in that respect (not sure if this is still true or not) but I was wondering if any of you out there in geezer-camera land have used Fuji 800 and what do you think about grain, color and so on?

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800 was quite grainy when I used it, but if I needed the speed it got the shot. I've even used their 1600 for news feed. Grainy offset printing is much more forgiving than a 20x30 on the wall.
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If you are talking Fuji Superia XTRA 800, I used it for years in situations where I couldn't use a flash or tripod. The last year before I got a DSLR, I read somewhere on the internet that it wasn't "really" ISO 800. I tried it in a camera that didn't auto-detect the ISO from the can, and manually set the ISO on the camera to 640. It still got a little grainy when underexposed, but overall, I got much better results.
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QuoteOriginally posted by THoog Quote
If you are talking Fuji Superia XTRA 800, I used it for years in situations where I couldn't use a flash or tripod. The last year before I got a DSLR, I read somewhere on the internet that it wasn't "really" ISO 800. I tried it in a camera that didn't auto-detect the ISO from the can, and manually set the ISO on the camera to 640. It still got a little grainy when underexposed, but overall, I got much better results.
That was common with colour print film. Overexposure worked very well. Underexposure was bad stuff, though.

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I have some 20 cassettes of 'Fujicolor Press 800' which was given to me by a local Staff Press Photographer -- it is dated 2001 -- I use it at 200 ASA and it comes out very good with finer grain than 2005 Kodak Ultra 400 I was also given ( I rate that at 200 ASA)
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The grain's definitely there. Maybe not suitable for all subjects but pretty good for the price.



If I had the money I'd go with Porta 800 almost every time. And while the colors aren't as accurate, the humble Lomo 800 is my favorite fast and cheap color film. Three rolls for < $10? Gotta love it.
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