My local lab (Jessops, Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow) give me a free roll of Fuji C200 every time I have them process a 35mm film. It’s a deal that makes it so easy to shoot 35mm because you can ALWAYS afford to have a roll of film on you. Fuji C200 is a negative 200iso film suitable for a multitude of Lomographic situations.
Fujicolor C200 is a middle-speed print film. It’s great for shooting outdoors, especially in Scotland, where it can deal with an overcast sky without any problem. Conversely this film handles sunlight better than 400iso emulsions purely because it isn’t that fast. You’ll find that all the shadows are as well detailed as the highlights. It’s way less likely to blow out.
The grain produced by this film is fairly fine though still apparent, a fact I like. It’s not as fine as 50 or 100 ISO emulsions but doesn’t have the grittiness that starts to appear on 400 ISO and up. Well worth checking out. It’s a very subtle, classic look.
This film is also VERY versatile. I’ve redscaled it under my duvet on several occasions and it gave fantastic results. It also performs well in really dark situations when you’re using a flash. I love using my Colorsplash Flash with this film. It gives such vivid results. It’s worth noting that, in my experience, using a red gel on the flash totally blew out C200 and gave really crazy results (I’ll put a couple of those shots in the gallery).
Whenever any of my friends asks for a go on one of my cameras I always load it up with C200. It’s a film pretty easy to use and it is also cheap enough to make mistakes on and not get too hung up on how much money you’ve spent. I’d rather have a roll of C200 messed up instead of a roll of Velvia.
This is the film I’ve used most often and the film I’ve most often obtained consistent results with. I highly recommend this film to anyone start shooting with film and would also recommend it if you’ve got a new camera you’re not certain about how it works. This film used to be called Fuji Superia 200 but it’s the same emulsion in both cans, same DX coding and everything.
Click here to read more about Fujicolor C200 at Fuji site.