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04-10-2009, 11:53 PM   #1
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Fuji 800 X-Tra - examples

I must say the results from the first roll of Fuji 800 X-Tra are pretty good. I tried to get as many different situations as possible to see what this film could do. Hope you enjoy

- PP included some sharpening and nothing else.
- All taken with the M 50mm f/1.4.

Indoor Ice Skating Rink;



Near a skylight, no flash;



First try with my new-old 283, flash bounced at 45 degrees; ...yes, I need a diffuser



Some greenery;



My Son needs a bigger bike, first outing on it since last summer proves he is fed well



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04-11-2009, 08:28 AM   #2
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i like this film a lot, i bought a box of 20 from B&H and used it at night in NYC
not too saturated, neat grain

Zenfolio | Simon Tam | The Night in Press 800
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i like this film a lot, i bought a box of 20 from B&H and used it at night in NYC
not too saturated, neat grain

Zenfolio | Simon Tam | The Night in Press 800
Thanks K100D,

I bought a 3 pack and will save the 2 remaining rolls for low light or something that really requires it. So far I've tried the Fuji 200, 400 X-Tra, 800 X-Tra and Kodak 100 Gold. At this time I'm preferring the 400 X-Tra for a multi-use film.

Now I'm going to see what I like with the higher end pro films. I'll be looking at film for landscape and portrait shots.
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While I have not tried that very one, I have found that 800 speed films are very useful and quite forgiving actually. While all the images you posted are good, number 4 is impressive...

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While I have not tried that very one, I have found that 800 speed films are very useful and quite forgiving actually. While all the images you posted are good, number 4 is impressive...
I've been looking at both the 400 X-Tra and 800 X-Tra photos I've taken. Now I'm not too sure which I like more. I may use the other two 800 rolls I have over the next couple of weeks to be sure.
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I've used a bit of Fuji 800, the grain is certainly there but subtle and doesn't distract much (not that grain is bad, sometimes it's nice). I've used a ton of Fuji Superia 400, easily my most-used film, good all around and cheap. Fuji 800's colors are less saturated but still nice. Even though it's 800 speed film, it's good enough film that it can be used as an everyday film, though Fuji 400 is my default film.
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I'll stick with the 400 for standard go-to film. The 800 is awesome indoors, I'll use it all the time in that situation. I'm going to start trying different 'pro' films now for landscape.
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QuoteOriginally posted by ajuett Quote
I'll stick with the 400 for standard go-to film. The 800 is awesome indoors, I'll use it all the time in that situation. I'm going to start trying different 'pro' films now for landscape.
there aren't any color films that are awesome indoors under artificial lighting since they are almost all daylight balanced

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there aren't any color films that are awesome indoors under artificial lighting since they are almost all daylight balanced
It's not the best photo but the top image I posted of my daughter skating shows the right "white balance" as it is in the rink. So far, I haven't had an issue.

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I dropped off a roll of Kodak Ultramax 800 today for processing. Will see tomorrow how they turn out.
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I dropped off a roll of Kodak Ultramax 800 today for processing. Will see tomorrow how they turn out.

Nice, it will be great to see either way. I have 6 shots left on another roll of Fuji 800 Xtra, all indoors.
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QuoteOriginally posted by F16 Quote
I've used a bit of Fuji 800, the grain is certainly there but subtle and doesn't distract much (not that grain is bad, sometimes it's nice). I've used a ton of Fuji Superia 400, easily my most-used film, good all around and cheap. Fuji 800's colors are less saturated but still nice. Even though it's 800 speed film, it's good enough film that it can be used as an everyday film, though Fuji 400 is my default film.
The 400 is my favourite do anything film as well. When I want to take the really good stuff, I use Fujichrome 100, and for the really, really good, Fujichrome 50. There is nothing that matches it for all round outdoor film - if your tripod is sturdy enough!
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I hate the whole superia/X-Tra range horrible, such bad noise, unsharp and horrible colours. There seems to be a slight magenta cast over all of these.
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I hate the whole superia/X-Tra range horrible, such bad noise, unsharp and horrible colours. There seems to be a slight magenta cast over all of these.
So tell me what you hate about them?

These were just quick scans, nothing great. You can visit Daily Photography (film) Photo Gallery by ajuett at pbase.com for better results.
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Errr, I said why, hugely intrusive noive levels, poor contrast and colour rendition. Horrible if you want to make prints.

These look alright, still have a cold magenta cast.
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