Fuji Superia Reala 100 ISO 120: A MUST in Medium Format Cameras


Several months ago, I bought Fuji Superia Reala and loaded my Holga 120N with it. I took some photographs in March and saved the rest for this summer. This is my experience with this lovely film.

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In sunny days
It was around the five o’ clock in the afternoon, the sun was shinning bright so I decided to take a walk around my neighborhood and take some photographs with my Holga and an expired Fuji Superia Reala 100. I didn’t want my pictures to be overexposed or underexposed, so I remember being too picky about what to photograph and where. At first, I chose places where the light wasn’t hitting my subjects directly. The results were pretty satisfying.

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I shot one photograph aiming at the sun, I was pretty sure my picture would be overexposed and highly contrasted but it wasn’t. It turned out with a soft layer instead, as well as a vintage look. I really love the films that you can use in daylight without fearing the light is too bright that you only get overexposed pictures, but this is something else, I love it.

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I am an absent-minded person, so I made some mistakes when I used this film. Instead of setting the camera in the cloudy option when there was no sun, I set it in the sunny option. The photographs turned out a little bit overexposed, but I could distinguish the vibrant colors.

The grain is still soft and pretty.

Cloudy days
The sun suddenly began to hide in several clouds, so I decided to take a risk and shoot. I am not a fan of the grain in the pictures, usually I get an awful lot of grain in my color negative films; however, the grain this film gives in a cloudy day is the most beautiful I have ever gotten. It is smooth and delicate, but also the colors are still saturated and full of life.

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In Shadow
In this situation, it looks as if there was no shadow at all; there is light, the grain is soft, the colors are vibrant and beautiful. But also, it looks like some dream or fantasy; the atmosphere is warm.

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This is a beautiful film that no matter the situation you’re in, it will never deceive you. I wanted to buy more of it, but I haven’t been lucky enough to find one again. Then the news came saying this film is discontinued. It is my favorite film, a film you can easily fall in love with.

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