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.

One of my favourite pictures from that roll

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.

The colours in that photo are really vivid

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.

Skin tones are slightly red -ish but flattering

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.

Rating: 👍