Trying Out Kodak Ultramax 400

Compared with Fuji Superia 400, this film seems to have less contrast & saturation when overexposed (which is great for a consumer film!) but tends to have more grain. Also a couple of the strong backlit shots I made don’t seem to be as good as the ones I typically get with Superia, and I would really avoid shooting this film indoors under artificial light. But overall I’m still liking what I can get out of this film in natural light, but definitely need to experiment more with it.

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June 19, 2013 - 8:56 am

Lydia I really enjoy seeing all your film shots. Extra interesting with drugstore film!

June 19, 2013 - 10:18 am

terrini Thank you Lydia! I appreciate it. I saw on B&H that Superia 400 (36 exp.) was no longer available (hopefully that’s just a temporary thing) so I had to find myself another consumer film that could do the job and satisfy my appetite for shooting film.

June 10, 2014 - 3:24 pm

Deniek Hello! These pictures have a great feel to them! I am gonna shoot some Ultramax in natural light! I’m curious to know what was your shutter speed and what did you rate it at?

June 10, 2014 - 8:57 pm

terrini I always like to rate my film a stop lower, so for Ultramax it’s 200. I shoot in manual mode and tend to go with wider apertures, so shutter speed is always changing depending on the lighting conditions.

September 25, 2014 - 5:27 am

Alessio Hi. My congrats for your photos, I really appreciate them all!

Considering your last answer, I suppose that all the shots in this page are overexposed by 1 stop… am I right?

Thanks in advance for your reply.

September 27, 2014 - 1:31 pm

terrini Yes, I always prefer to rate my film 1 stop under for some overexposure. Thanks!

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