My First Try with Fujicolor 100

Fujicolor 100 film, otherwise known as Fujicolor Industrial, is a color film with an ISO of 100. It is used for outdoors mostly and portraits because it is said to be good for skin tones compared to Fuji Superia Xtra for example, which can be very saturated. I didn’t get to take any portraits to test that out. I probably will one day in the future.

Fujicolor 100 is mainly found in Japan, and sometimes can be purchased from shops in the USA online, but at a pretty high price. Because of this, I only had one roll to try out, so this will not be a complete review of the film. I just wanted to share my results to give you an idea of what this film looks like outdoors.

The box is mostly written in Japanes, which I cannot read, but from my research it is said to translate to Fujicolor Commercial Film. Somewhere along the way, industrial replaced commercial. If anyone reading this can translate the writing on the box for me, let me know in the comments at the end.

Front of the Fujicolor box
Bottom of the Fujicolor box
Back of the Fujicolor box

One evening Kelsey and I were going to go for a walk, and I always like to bring a camera with me when we do. I could see that the sky looked amazing that day and colors were popping so, I quickly loaded this film into my Canon FTb, and prayed it would do it justice.

Clouds above my house

I sent my film out to Old School Photo to be processed and then scanned the negatives on my Epson V800. The film lay nice and flat, which made it perfect for scanning. It also has a magenta cast to it, which I removed in some photos, but left in others like the one below.

Fujicolor is definitely not as saturated as Fujicolor 200 or Superia Xtra. The colors are really nice, but I would say they’re colder, especially when compared to any Kodak color negative films, which are usually warm.

I personally really like it. I like the blues being almost purple. It really suited this particular day. Like all Fuji films, the reds still pop as well.

Even thought the sun was setting when I took these, the contrast wasn’t as bad as I have seen it with other films like Kodak Gold 200 in that setting.

I really like my results with this film. I am not sure its worth the price here in America. I may try it again one day like I said, and compare it to Kodak Portra 160. What do you think of it? Let me know in the comments below. I always love chatting with you all.

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15 thoughts on “My First Try with Fujicolor 100

  1. This is available in Australia quite cheaply and is one of my go to films especially in trying out new cameras. At its price point here it is a very good value quality film.
    Great review, thanks Aly!

  2. This was my favourite film in Japan. It was around $3 a roll at the time for 24exp. I still have a few left. Did you know if you upload a photo to the Google translate app and highlight the text it will translate it for you. That feature was a godsend when I was living there.

        1. Thanks for the link. I did not realize at first that this works with a smartphone. It does work amazingly well considering that it is scanning Japanese writing from a photo of a film box. Quite impressive. Like it.

        1. You don’t have to select all like in the video, you can use your finger to select the text you want. I used it in camera shops to read the camera descriptions. So I knew if they had fungus or shutter issues etc.

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