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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
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.
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 And Meter FujiFilm Superia 800
I’ve had great results rating box speed, metering for shadows, and scanning for highlights.
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.
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