Fujifilm Fujichrome T64: Open Your Eyes to Another World

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Head out into the streets on a sunny day and try shooting with Fujichrome T64, then have it cross-processed. You will see your world as you've never seen it before!

Credits: anafaro

One of the most exciting things about doing photography the Lomography-way is trying different types of films and challenging the rules to obtain truly unexpected results. Fujichrome T64 is one of those films that will allow you to open a door to an alternative reality.

Credits: anafaro

Fujichrome T64 is a professional slide film, originally developed for studio/indoors photography. The “T” in the name stands for Tungsten, indicating that this emulsion was designed to balance for Tungsten/artificial studio lighting.

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Being a slow film, it has very fine grain and a good saturation of colors when process with E6 chemicals. Therefore, it is the perfect film when professional photographers need to get great and reproducible results in the studio.

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But us, Lomographers, like to push the envelope and challenge the limits of the material we work with, right? So, as any good Lomographer should, I felt compelled to take this film to shoot outdoors (I can almost hear the guys at Fuji saying “Wrong!”) and process it with C-41 chemicals (I can certainly hear the guys at Fuji screaming “WRONG!!!”). The results? Great pictures with amazingly dreamy and saturated colors!

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Since it is an ISO 64 film, it requires quite a lot of light. Ideally, you need to shoot it in a bright sunny day and using a camera with automatic exposure control, such as our beloved LC-A+. Depending on the lighting conditions and how you scan it, your pictures will have a shift towards blue or towards pink/violet.

An example of the same photo scanned with decreased and increased brightness, respectively. As you can see, when we increase the brightness during the scan, the photos become more pink.
Two very similar photos, but look carefully as they are not quite the same. I shot the same scene twice, only changing the time of exposure. The longer the exposure, the more pink your photo will get.

As a rule of thumb, I would say that the brighter it is, the more pink your photos will get. In any case, regardless of the final result, I’m fairly certain the photos you will get with Fujichrome T64 will take you to a warm, calm and dreamy — yet strangely familiar — reality.

Credits: anafaro

written by anafaro on 2012-02-27 in #reviews #tungsten-film #fujichrome #processo-cruzado #t64 #fuji #cores #user-review #iso64 #xprocess #colors #lomography #tungstenio #tungsten #filmes #review-de-filmes

11 Comments

  1. boobert
    boobert ·

    nice photos!

  2. anafaro
    anafaro ·

    @boobert: thanks! :)

  3. peropero
    peropero ·

    one of my favorite films ever!

  4. b0m
    b0m ·

    Awesome! Will try this if i can get hold of the film somewhere :)

  5. asharnanae
    asharnanae ·

    ooooh! I have some of this film in 120 format, sooooo cant wait to use it now!

  6. lighthouseblues
    lighthouseblues ·

    Great article, thanks for sharing!! :-)
    I will definitely buy this film!

  7. shelly813
    shelly813 ·

    Stunning photos, and great article! I can't wait to get my hands on this film!

  8. sprofishgel
    sprofishgel ·

    Show de fotos! Adorei, principalmente a primeira.

  9. fizzynothing
    fizzynothing ·

    Stunning photos and a superb article. Will have to look that film out.

  10. nreyesramos
    nreyesramos ·

    I'll try this film next time

  11. djw
    djw ·

    great! i have just tested this film and got only pink. regardless my test iso settings from 25 thru 50 to 100... no difference

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