Film Review: Fujifilm Superia X-TRA 400
The first film I shot with my new old camera was a fuji. I bought it because it was inexpensive and because I wasn’t even sure that my camera was working. I was planning to use it as a test-bed to see how accurate the light meter was and learn more about the camera.
I shot the role in a couple of days, and then send it for developing and scan. The results where totally unexpected. The film gave the photos a wonderful, vintage feeling. As you can see from the photos, it’s a fairly low contrast film. That gives it a special character in my view.
While the contrast is not as high the colours that come out from the film are wonderful. Especially reds are gorgeous. The thing that I loved the most though is how wonderful the colour of the bricks are coming out. It makes me want to shoot portraits of everybody in front of a wall.
Speaking of portraits, I really love the results. Skin tones are a bit red -ish but not in a negative way. I wouldn’t call them 100% accurate but to my eyes they are flattering.
Technically, this film is not really grainy when shot at box speed. I can’t say what the results are when pushed or pulled.
This film will cost you 12£ on amazon for three rolls, which comes down to 4£ per roll. This is dirt cheap given the results. I would really recommend this inexpensive film.