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    Superia Question

    In Japan I see for sale, Superia film, Superia Premium, and Superia Venus. Anyone know the difference?

    I'm off to shoot in Japan for a week soon and want to choose the best film. I dont know how to make a choice out of these three.

    Thanks,

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    Love the USA versions, don't know anything about the Japanese versions.
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    Buy each and try them out, isn't that the fun of film? :P

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    Choose the film you like and read the description: http://www.japanexposures.com/shop/f...ilm/35mm-film/
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ricardo Miranda View Post
    Choose the film you like and read the description: http://www.japanexposures.com/shop/f...ilm/35mm-film/
    How can I make an informed choice if I have no idea what the differences are between films? That said, it looks like Superia Venus is an ISO 800 film only so that helps a bit. I guess Superia "Premium" must be better than regular ol' plane jane Superia.

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    Look at the film speeds. Then determine the saturation characteristics. I'm sure it's in the marketing or specs reports. Then pick one. Hint: why anyone would want a grainy 800 speed color negative film is beyond me. So that takes care of 1 of the 4.
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    Quote Originally Posted by APUGuser19 View Post
    Look at he film speeds. Then determine the saturation characteristics. I'm sure it's in the marketing or specs reports. Then pick one. Hint: why anyone would want a grainy 800 speed color negative film is beyond me. So that takes care of 1 of the 4.
    Fujifilm's web sites barely acknowledge the existence of film (aside from Instax) so they are of no help. I shoot a lot at low light. There are not many options for film at high ISO so you take what you can get. One roll of Kodak Portra 800 was $17 the last time I was in Japan. I'll be shooting Fuji rather than pay that price.

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    Sounds lie your choice is made, by reason of prudence and necessity. Question answered.

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    Interesting, I can't find anything on Superia Premium. We were in Japan last Spring, and I used a lot of Superil in ISO 400. Price was good (for Japan) and quality is great.
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