I Shot a Roll of Fujicolor C200 by Renars Matvejs

Fujifilms Fujicolor C200 is a medium speed, budget color film. It’s one of the cheapest 36 exposure color films along with Kodaks Gold and Color Plus which are also 200 iso. It’s a great film for trips, when buying more and having more frames is more important than to have precise colors or higher speeds, or finer grain.

200 ISO is a good speed for general shooting although some point and shoots might struggle with such “low” speed indoors and might need to use a flash. Grain is  relatively small and unnoticable, but not predictable and all over the place. Colors are saturated, with a slightly green tint and tend to look cooler/colder. Image contrast is fine, but drops quickly when over-exposed, in my opinion it’s better to slightly under expose this image and sacrifice shadow detail for more colour.

Film deals well with over-exposure and can be brought back to correct brightnes easily, but contrast and saturation might still be lost. This film stock is sharp with fine enough detail for he price it is at. only available in 35mm format it is the perfect casual shooters film for point and shoot and compact cameras. It also doesn’t need to be refrigerated and behaves well even after a long period of being in 25+°C

Camera used Minolta Hi-matic G (28mm f2.8) -35mm film, shot over a period of 2 weeks, not refrigerated

Renars Matvejs 

You can find more about my work my Instagram @spuktalion

Renars Matvejs

My name is Renars and I am a Latvian photographer if you can call me that. I am a student at Riga School of Design and Arts and only recently started shooting film. The reason why I bought a film camera in the first place was my wish for a digital one along with having almost no money. It was November 2018, when my Fujica St705w arived at my doorstep from france and I fell in love with it instantly. From the time I loaded film in it and shot the first frame I hadn't had a thought of getting myself a digital camera. I am still learning and finding my style, but I try to shoot as many different film stocks as budget allows at as many different places as I can. Although I photograp just about anything worthy, I am mostly interested in portrait and street photography.

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