A Bunch of Rolls with Fujifilm Color 200
What is it?
Fujifilm C200 is a C41 color negative film aimed at consumers. It goes by a couple of names: Fuji Color 200, Fujicolor 200 and also Fuji C200.
What are it's strengths?
I took over 500 shots with C200 and it's greatest strength is accurately representing colors when exposed correctly. Like most Fuji color films it handles greens and reds in a way that I really enjoy. Both red and green are slightly oversaturated giving images a little more vibrancy.
|I love the way C200 renders reds like this brick building in Providence, RI. A little contrast was added in post to this image.|
|The greens in this image are ideal for me. You can see how blues at the same time aren't as vibrant in the overall image.|
|A real sweet spot for C200. The red here is both vibrant and saturated. This is a signature for Fuji and C200 is a great example of this rendering preference.|
What are it's weaknesses?
The Fuji C200 image colors can be a little bit too muted at times especially when pushed. I always have a tendency to push my film a few stops and I felt I lost a lot of contrast and saturation with C200. If you want to go for a washed-out look it may be a perfect emulsion for that.
|Shot later in the day in New Orleans. These images in the French Quarter feel like they should be much more saturated and contrasty.|
|I overexposed this scene in Miami, Fl. Some of the colors are still holding strong but overall contrast and saturation is taking a big hit.|
|I added a bit of contrast back into this image but this is another example of how overexposure really reduces the saturation in the red pole here.|
Fuji C200 is a good color film for outdoor shooting in sunny conditions. I feel it is best shot at boxed speed and maybe even underexposed a bit to bring out more color saturation. It's not a great film to overexpose and really loses saturation and contrast. It's not something I would shoot with every day due to these reasons.