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How To Shoot FujiFilm Superia 800 Film by Violeta Garcia-Mendoza

How To Shoot Fujifilm Superia 800 by Violeta Garcia-Mendoza on Shoot It With Film
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FujiFilm Superia 800 Film Overview: Superia 800 is an inexpensive consumer film that delivers rich colors with strong contrast and grain. It’s one of the few consumer films that does well indoors and in lower light. Try rating this film at box speed, metering for the shadows, and scanning for the highlights. You can pick up some Superia 800 on Amazon here: FujiFilm Superia 800


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FujiFilm Superia 800 Film Review by Violeta Garcia-Mendoza

I started using Fuji Superia when I really committed to shooting the majority of my work on film…basically because of the price point! I figured if I was going to be shooting 50+ rolls of 35mm a year as a hobbyist, I should try to be economical. As it turns out, Superia 800’s speed, rich color saturation, and contrast are a great fit for my style. It’s my go-to stock for natural-light indoor still life, food photography, and spring/fall/winter nature photography.

Fujifilm Superia 800 Film Review by Violeta Garcia-Mendoza on Shoot It With Film

What To Expect From This Film

The look of Superia 800 definitely leans more towards moody than airy. If exposed well, it is colorful and features a pleasant amount of contrast and grain.

How To Shoot Fujifilm Superia 800 by Violeta Garcia-Mendoza on Shoot It With Film

How To Shoot And Meter FujiFilm Superia 800

I’ve had great results rating box speed, metering for shadows, and scanning for highlights.

Fujifilm Superia 800 Film Review by Violeta Garcia-Mendoza on Shoot It With Film

Where Superia 800 Film Performs Best And Where It Struggles

Superia 800 is amazing when you have good quality of light, but not a lot of it. It’s also great for situations when you want to show off colors. But despite all of this and it’s versatility, it’s not a wedding/portrait film! If you’re looking for light and airy, low grain- this is not your stock.

How To Shoot Fujifilm Superia 800 by Violeta Garcia-Mendoza on Shoot It With Film


Thank you so much, Violeta! You can see more of Violeta’s work on her website and Instagram.

Leave your questions about Superia 800 in the comments, and if you want to pick up some FujiFilm Superia 800 film for yourself, check it out on Amazon here!

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2 thoughts on “How To Shoot FujiFilm Superia 800 Film by Violeta Garcia-Mendoza

  1. I find the true iso of this fool to be close to 500 in my humble opinion.

    1. Thanks so much, Desmond! That is such good info! How do you meter? Violeta rates at box speed but meters for the shadows, so that is probably pretty close to rating at ISO 500 if you meter more towards the midtones.

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