Variable ISO: A Good Film for Whatever Life Can Toss!


Don’t know what iso you may be needing today? Wish you could take with you one of every iso but can’t? Well nothing to fear, Fujichrome MS 100/1000 is here!

Fujichrome MS 100/1000 iso film is a variable iso slide film, meaning it leaves you in control of what iso you use. Ranging from 100 to 1000, you are able to choose 100, 200, 400, 800, or 1000 iso, depending on your unique situation. This comes in very, very handy when you cannot carry around multiple rolls or you’re uncertain of what iso you may need.

After buying one roll of the Fujichrome MS 100/1000 iso film, I decided that shooting with a film such as this I might want a constant control over my exposure, so I chose to shoot with my Lomo LC-A+. I opted to shoot it at 400 iso because I wanted to see how much grain I would have to deal with, so I wanted to shoot it right in the middle, knowing that shooting at 800 or 1000 would be far more grainy, and shooting at 200 or 100 would be far less. I also was shooting in the late afternoon into night and indoors, so it was very convenient to be able to choose the 400 iso. I would have chosen the 800 or 1000 for this, but due to the fact that I have never shot this film before and I was unsure of how the grain and gross processing would turn out, I thought it best to just stick to 400.

I very much liked my results, the colors I got after the cross process were lovely, soft and not too over powering while still giving a good contrast. Mostly soft blues and very bright whites while the sun was still up, then inside and later at night I found more soft to dark yellows and dark greenish blues, which I found stunning. The grain was apparent, but just enough to give it texture and spark. I do think that shooting this film at 1000 iso would be more grainy, but because of the good colors of cross processing, it would not give a rough look, just more appeal as far as I am concerned.

I find this film not only convenient for trips and the unknown iso kind of day, but I would choose to shoot with this film again because of the good colors after x-pro, and the nice contrast it had without too much of a drastic color shift. I do recommend this film and cannot wait to shoot it again!

written by ilovemydiana on 2010-07-19 #gear #review #slide-film #400-iso #fuji #x-pro #cross-process #lc-a #ilovemydiana #fujichrome-ms-100-1000-iso-35mm-shot-at-400-iso


  1. sthomas68
    sthomas68 ·

    Nice article! I may have to try this out!

  2. gnarlyleech
    gnarlyleech ·

    This seems like some great film. I had seen it online and did not understand what it was. Thanks for posting this.

  3. ilovemydiana
    ilovemydiana ·

    thank you both very much

  4. blackcoffeeandtantrum
    blackcoffeeandtantrum ·

    very informative article :) this kind of film would really be useful and will allow us to shoot more flexibly. all I have to do now is to hunt down a seller that carries this type of film :P

  5. ilovemydiana
    ilovemydiana ·

    @blackcoffeeandtantrum it is for sale in the lomography shop!

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