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A Review of the Fujicolor Super HQ 200 35 mm

I found some expired rolls of Fujicolor Super HQ in one brick and tried to give it a shot! The expiry date states "2001". That's some 9 years ago. Maybe I will try my luck with this one. I loaded the film on my Lomo LC-A and gradually took some shots.

Normal Color Negative Process

The verdict: super vintage, real easy, and not totally expired look. I like it. A normal C41 process would give you:

  • Pastel-like colors.
  • A luck of grain on some shots.
  • Great colors on magic hours.
  • Vintage feel.
  • Weak reds.
  • Reflective lights are very shiny.

Redscaling the Film

I tried red-scaling this film and gave me great colors. Radically, it includes:

  • Great colors on red, yellow and orange hues.
  • High contrast and saturation.
  • Grainy shots on shaded areas or cloudy setting.

To be fair and honest, I like Fuji Super HQ. If you love grains, then go for this film. Although some say that this film is not for "portrait" since dark areas give you a quick grainy effect, I prefer using this for quick snapshots! That's what Lomography is all about!


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written by ethermoon on 2010-10-18 #gear #film #expired #review #200-iso #fuji-super-hq #user-review

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