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FAQs - What film to use

J. Ramon Palacios (jrp)

Keywords: film, non_nikon, faq

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. Color negative bright light film list




KONICA IMPRESA 50 Professional Accurate color. Best grain. Big hit with pros in Japan. Impressive shadows.
AGFACOLOR OPTIMA PRESTIGE 100 PRO Very good color fidelity, high saturation
Fine grain and sharpness, pro film
AGFACOLOR ULTRA 100 The most color saturated consumer
negative film. For hazy, misty landscapes
AGFACOLOR VISTA 100 Improved color rendition, grain
and sharpness, consumer film
FERRANIA SOLARIS 100 Recently improved image quality
and saturation, consumer film
FUJICOLOR SUPERIA REALA 100 (CS) Extremely accurate color even under
mixed lighting. Great grain & sharpness
FUJICOLOR SUPERIA 100 (CN) Brilliant colors
Very good reds and purples
KODAK GOLD 100 (GA) Improved colorful consumer film
Relabeled as consumer "Bright Sun Film"
KODAK PROFESSIONAL ULTRA COLOR (UC) Vivid color saturation and fine grain
Pleasing skin tones and good latitude
KONICA CENTURIA SUPER 100 Vivid color saturation
Very sharp and fine grain
AGFACOLOR PORTRAIT XPS 160 Pro Soft colors, excellent skin tones, soft 
contrast with great range - For portraits
FUJICOLOR NPC 160 PROFESSIONAL Enhanced contrast, good saturation
Natural skin tones - For portraits
FUJICOLOR NPS 160 PROFESSIONAL Great sharpness and fine grain
Realistic skin colors - For portraits
KODAK PROFESSIONAL PORTRA 160 NC Natural colors even under
mixed lighting - For portraits
KODAK PROFESSIONAL PORTRA 160 VC Vivid colors with very good 
image quality - For portraits
KONICA COLOR PROFESSIONAL 160 Faithful skin tones, greater sharpness
Finer grain - For portraits
AGFACOLOR VISTA 200 Improved color saturation,
grain and sharpness consumer film
AGFACOLOR OPTIMA PRESTIGE 200 PRO Accurate color, normal contrast
Great sharpness and pro image quality
FERRANIA SOLARIS 200 Good all purpose consumer film
Good grain, sharpness & color
FUJICOLOR SUPERIA 200 (CA) Terrific sharpness & and color
accuracy even under mixed lighting
KODAK GOLD 200 (GB) Vivid colors, for overcast days
Relabeled as "Bright Sun & Flash Film"
KODAK HIGH DEFINITION 200 (HDC) Possibly repackaging of Royal Gold 200
Very good amateur film for portraits
KONICA CENTURIA SUPER 200 Wide latitude, bright colors
Fine grain, great sharpness
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Originally written on October 29, 2005

Last updated on December 19, 2017

J. Ramon Palacios J. Ramon Palacios (jrp)

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Andrew Robinson (asrobbie) on July 6, 2014

Really interesting lists. I'm getting back into film and this will save a lot of trial and error, and cost. Thank you!

Emory Hall (ehall) on January 24, 2013

Will be in this fine article again and again, what a labor of love. thank you Ramon.