Film Friday: Fuji Superia Xtra 800 in 35mm (Expired)

For today’s Film Friday, I selected Fuji Superia Xtra 800 in 35mm. This particular film expired in June 2007.

Another recent purchase from eBay, which I bought over a month ago for £6.50 – nearly a quarter of the price for a fresh roll at some photographic retailers, which is very rare to find them in stock.

I have never shot Superia 800 before, but I have with the other members from the Superia family such as the 400 and 200 films a few times.

I have shot other high speed films in 800 before, such as Cinestill Tungsten and most recently Kodak Portra 800 in 35mm. Both films mentioned differ from each other in terms of quality and results after processing and when scanning or printing in the darkroom.

The Film for Football. Ah, I remember the World Cup in Germany back in 2006. England didn’t win this round!!

The grain coverage can vary on some high speed films; ranging from subtle, fine to extreme grain. I don’t know what to expect with the Superia 800, whether it would be similar or completely different to the Cinestill or Kodak high colour ISO films.

I’m planning on using the recently bought Superia roll on a manual camera, most likely the Canon Canonet 28 – a vintage camera from eBay, originally purchased a few years back but never used. It would be interesting to test out an unfamiliar film on an unfamiliar camera in the near future, most likely very soon.

Take care and stay safe

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