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Fujifilm Fujicolor Superia 800 Print Film

4.64 star rating
                      4.64 / 5 (28 Reviews)
MSRP : $0

  • Film Type35mm
    Film Speed800 ASA
    Positive / NegativeNegative
    Exposures36 Exposures/Pictures
    Units in Package20

Product Description

Extra speed and performance for the widest range of shooting conditions - ideal for zoom compacts. FujiColor Superia ISO 800 is a daylight type color negative film with an ISO speed rating of 800. The use of color compensating filters is not required when exposures are made either under daylight conditions or with electronic flash.

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Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by NickTrop a Expert

Date Reviewed: August 18, 2008

Strengths:    - Fast
- Good
- Cheap
- Available everywhere

Weaknesses:    - Slight tint

Bottom Line:   
Time for a fresh 2008 review of this film. If you shoot digital and wonder why your pictures, while technically okay, are boring. It's because your tiny digicam sensor is incapable if a film speed above 200 that doesn't look like crap. Couple this with a pathetically slow and cheap f3.5 digicam lens, and your photocomputer (digicam) always wants to blind people with its awful pop-up flash, and shine a 1000 watt flood light on people for a microsecond. Yeah - that's natural. Folks will look FINE in pictures taken this way (even if you don't get red-eye).

Get yourself a decent FILM rangefinder on eBay with a FAST and GOOD 50mm lens - old school, real camera... Throw some of this great very fast film in her and take candids WITHOUT a flash.

Real pictures, old school, that require a little skill, that capture people naturally. Not posed, shining a 2000 watt flood light in their eyes. Or spending $$$$ on a DSLR photocomputer that will be obsolete the second you take it out of the box. Film RULZ - and this fine high-speed Fuji is one of the reasons it does.

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Duration Product Used:   11-20 years

Price Paid:    $2.00

Purchased At:   anywhere

Similar Products Used:   - Kodak 800s (good too but Fuji 4th color layer handles indoor lighting better)
- High speed black and white, which is the best
- Fuji 1600 (faster but not worth the difference in price)

Type of photography:   People

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Mair2112 a Intermediate from Toronto, ON

Date Reviewed: November 22, 2002

Strengths:    - rich, vivid colours
- very sharp
- fine granularity for 800 ISO
- decent skin tones
- works terrificly with or without flash

Weaknesses:    - overall blue tinge;

WARNING: some photofinishers will compensate for this and make the film look beautiful--others leave it with the ugly blue tinge; or worst of all, some may boost

Bottom Line:   
This is one incredible film for it's speed! It is definately the best consumer 800 film on the market right now, no question about that.

For a film this fast, its rich vivid colours, fine granularity, medium contrast and unrivaled sharpness is something else!

This film's best use, obviously is indoor shots. This film works with on-camera flash terrifically, a trend Fuji is improving on with higher ISO films (don't try on-camera flash shots with Superia 1600 though!)

My only problem with this film is INCONSISTENCY. This film has a very blue tinge, and basically the photofinisher is left deciding what looks best to him/her.

For example, what the lazy photofinisher does during processing is adding lots of yellow to the color filtration to make up for the heavy blues. Others, (mostly your typical 1-hour mall photofinisher) leave it's cool tinge alone. The best fiddle around with it and make it look beautiful.

SO in short, if you know your lab well and have recieved good prints from them before (and they use Fuji paper), chances are you'll get the best out of this film.

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Duration Product Used:   2-5 years

Similar Products Used:   Kodak Max 800--one word, yuck. Fuji XTRA 400--niiiice, but also pretty blue.

Type of photography:   People

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by tomlewis a Expert from Corvallis, Oregon

Date Reviewed: October 1, 2002

Strengths:    Good sharpness and grain for its speed.

Weaknesses:    Not as sharp as Superia 100, 200, or 400.

Bottom Line:   
I was quite pleased with this film after photographing a water moccasin
in the Phinizy Swamp in Georgia from a bridge with a 300mm lens.

The 8x10 was grainless and very sharp.

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Duration Product Used:   21+ years

Purchased At:   Wal-Mart, K-Mart, Kr

Similar Products Used:   Most of Kodak and Fuji.

Type of photography:   Outdoor

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Mathieu B a Intermediate from Gatineau, Qc, Canada

Date Reviewed: September 23, 2002

Strengths:    Extremelly fine grain, color rendering

Weaknesses:    I dont see any weaknesses

Bottom Line:   
I use this film in montreal subway, where light condition are very bad, and the result was fantastic! The grain is very small (on large enlargement: 36/24 inches!), the colors are very saturate. This is the best 800 ISO film I never use.

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Duration Product Used:   0-1 years

Price Paid:    $3.00

Purchased At:   Centre Japonais de l

Similar Products Used:   Kodak Max 800

Type of photography:   Other

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Kasand a Expert from Denmark

Date Reviewed: August 19, 2002

Strengths:    Grain

Weaknesses:    No

Bottom Line:   
The best 800 iso film that i've used.. The color and the grain are great..
The film is very cheap, i bought ten for about 40$, where i come from thats a good price..
Check out http://www.photo.net/photodb/folder?folder_id=230588

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Duration Product Used:   2-5 years

Similar Products Used:   Fuji NHGII

Type of photography:   People

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