Fuji 400 X-tra film Rules!

Discussion in 'Fuji' started by Tramp'oline, Jun 7, 2004.

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    Tramp'oline Guest

    This has got to be the finest 400 negative film available. It is super sharp
    as well as great contrast and color.
    Tramp'oline, Jun 7, 2004
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  2. Have you pushed it yet, and if so, to what speeds?
    Billy O'Connor, Jun 7, 2004
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    Sabineellen Guest

    I am interested in this thread now, i just bought a 10-pack of fuji suepria
    xtra 400
    Sabineellen, Jun 7, 2004
  4. (Sabineellen) wrote in
    If you need the speed, the 800 version is almost as good. Try rating the
    400 at 320, and rating the 800 at 640, indoors.
    Richard Cockburn, Jun 7, 2004
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    Mike Guest

    Kodak 400UC might give it a run for its money. However I believe Kodak
    either cancelled or renamed it already (after being on the market less than
    a year).
    Mike, Jun 7, 2004
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    Sabineellen Guest

    The thing is that people who often put forth the argument for digital cite
    Kodak cutting back on film production.

    The way I see it, Kodak may have as much or more to suffer due to competition
    from fuji rather than just digital. Fuji has really been quite popular lately.

    I think I'd worry about the future of film if Fuji made negative announcements
    about it, rather than Kodak.
    Sabineellen, Jun 7, 2004
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    Doug Payne Guest

    Portra 400 UC has been replaced by Professional 400 UC. For my purposes, I see
    little difference.
    Doug Payne, Jun 7, 2004
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    Sander Vesik Guest

    instead, fuji seems to be making more films available in 20-roll
    press packs...
    Sander Vesik, Jun 7, 2004
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    JIM Guest

    I second those emotions, and just tried a roll of their 1600 stuff at a
    dance recital - amazing grain control especially considering the speed.

    Shoot'em up, slow, fast, Agfa, Fuji, Kodak and all the rest will love you
    for it!!

    JIM, Jun 8, 2004
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    Sabineellen Guest

    These are lovely and cheaper, nothing beats the delight of receiving a 20-pack
    in your morning post.
    Sabineellen, Jun 8, 2004
  11. It's not that good at all. Try NPH.
    Michael Scarpitti, Jun 8, 2004
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    Sabineellen Guest

    This has got to be the finest 400 negative film available. It is super
    BTW, does anyone know how the XTRA compare to the regular superia?

    I just ordered a pack of those and they were the regular superia, i'm wondering
    if i should return them and get the XTRA one. Is it worth the effort?
    Sabineellen, Jun 8, 2004
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    Sabineellen Guest

    I forgot to mention that it does say "4th color layer"... it just doesn't have
    that XTRA label...
    Sabineellen, Jun 8, 2004
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    TP Guest

    For heaven's sake, whether it has four colour layers or twenty four,
    it is just another consumer-grade print film.

    If you want to use a top quality print film, choose something from the
    Fujichrome Professional series, such as NPS (ISO 160) or NPH (ISO
    400). They don't have a "4th colour layer", but they are streets
    ahead of any consumer film, whether with a "4th colour layer" or not.
    TP, Jun 8, 2004
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    Bill Tuthill Guest

    Agreed. High contrast, and not significantly finer grained than the 800.
    Wrong. NPS (like Reala) has had the 4th cyan layer for many many years.
    NPH gained a 4th cyan layer about two years ago.
    Bill Tuthill, Jun 8, 2004
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    Sander Vesik Guest

    so you are wrong in 3 different ways:
    * NPH does have the 4th colour layer too
    * NPS is not good for generic shots (too low contrast)
    and doesn't somehow beat superia xtra 400
    * the difference between xtra 400 and nph 400 is not
    nearly that radical except for a couple of special niches

    Read some datasheets at least jackass before sprouting off or even
    better, actually go shoot some pictures.
    Sander Vesik, Jun 8, 2004
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    Nick J Guest

    The lower contrast look of NPS is exactly what I love about it for
    'generic shots'

    Nick J, Jun 8, 2004
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    Karl Winkler Guest

    Four different ways, actually. The "Fujicrhome Professional Series"
    would be the positive transparency (slide) film. <g>

    -Karl Winkler
    Karl Winkler, Jun 9, 2004
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    Karl Winkler Guest

    I don't know about "finest available", but I've used Superia 400
    "Extra" as my all-round print film for many years. Surprisingly low
    grain for its speed, and generally good colors. Not my first choice
    for portraits, though. Too much contrast and not realistic skin tones.
    I think NPH is a better choice, or Kodak Portra.

    Karl Winkler, Jun 9, 2004
  20. NPH is VASTLY superior to Superia Extra 400. I have used both.
    Michael Scarpitti, Jun 9, 2004
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