Fujifilm Industrial 100 35mm Colour Film
Our Price: £8.00 GBP100228
Fujicolor 業務記錄用 is translated as “Operational Recording” but goes by the more common name of “Fujicolor Industrial 100 Film.” It is normally only available in Japan, but we have found a way to sustainably source it and bring it to the European and American markets! Fujifilm Industrial 100 is a gorgeous colour negative film with exceptional sharpness, natural skin tones, and faithful colour reproduction.
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Fuji is one of the most famous Japanese global brands - and along with Eastman Kodak - dominated the film photography market for most of the 20th century. However the dawn of digital photography put significant strain on it's operations and it has restructured itself (and part-merged with Xerox) around a more diverse set of industries such as digital press, computer systems, and photocopying services. It's focus on traditional film has waned (giving rise to the nickname "FujiNOTfilm") - discontinuing several lines which has caused understandable upset among loyal users and planning to cut several more. However their creation and innovation of the Fuji Instax system (the most popular instant photography format today) means they will remain relevant to analogue photography for many years to come.
For more information about the brand check out our bio of Fuji
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Where we ship
When you buy your camera film from us we can ship it across the UK, Europe, USA, New Zealand, Australia and Canada (more countries planned soon!) So buy your Fuji Industrial 100 35mm Film today and dive back into the fun of 35mm film photography!
Fujifilm’s Industrial film stock was something I had never really heard or seen much of, but I have to admit the packaging court my eye more than anything, so I gave it ago.
Being a low ISO stock, I was really finding a good opportunity to shoot it. However, on a trip to London I wanted to use it to put the somewhat muted colour plate to the test. Even though the weather said it was meant to be sunny and great conditions for the stock, the weather did not hold out and remained overcast for the day I was in London. But, I was not deterred and made the best of the situation and snapped away.
The outcomes of this roll were something I was happy with as the grey and somewhat depressing surroundings of southeast London seemed to come out well on this stock. The muted colour pallet works well in getting an even feel across the image without any somewhat distracting colour popping in certain colours.
Overall, I do like this film and I am planning on reshooting this stock again at some point, I just wish the ISO was a little higher out of the box, even though it can probably be pushed well in development.
This film has some wonderful pastel colours and the classic Fuji green/blue tint that I absolutely love. However, in my experience I don't find the film to be particularly sharp, or as sharp as I would expect a 100 film to be. It is also unforgiving when it comes to skin tones as they tend to come out reddish if not exposed well. The film also seems to wash out quite easily, and due to this I have found myself having to edit some of the photos...
Despite the above, the film has a fantastic retro feel to it, and when you expose well, the pictures that come out are gorgeous. I guess just like most films, it takes some trial and error to understand its strengths and weaknesses. Through my use of Fuji100, I would use it for night shots (long exposures) in city settings, landscape and street photography.
Ok, so maybe this doesn't compare directly with Portra, Fujifilm traditionally has a very different colour palette. However, for a low-speed colour film, Fuji industrial has become my go-to in recent weeks I was over the moon when AW got this in and I could finally try it, i've had mixed results but found that a slight overexposure works well and have learned what to expect.Since that first roll I have shot many more including some of my favourite photos.
Everyone shoots Porta, be different and try something new, try Fuji Industrial
I just love this film. It is my favourite colour film. The colour saturation is a touch muted but the grain and sharpness is excellent. The film is great for portraits and street photography. I stock up on this film when it comes back into stock here on AW.
Although the packaging screams Industrial Fujifilm circa 1980 and seems a little lacklustre, it better reflects the discipline the film has when it comes to capturing the subtleties and nuances other films sometimes miss. The dynamic range, low saturation and very fine grain make it a fantastic film for landscape and travel photography, capable of creating very large fine quality prints. I was especially impressed by this films sharpness and seemingly never ending range of mid-tones that give this film an awesome depth of exposure. Skin tones are also beautifully captured, but leave them looking smooth and almost ceramic, rather than true to life.
The price is very reasonable for the quality of image provided and reflects its cost for import as I imagine this is far cheaper in Japan, but is more than worth the money I’m the western market. One of my favourite medium speed colour negative films of all time.