I follow a few photographers on Flickr who are doing some nice work with a very basic color film from Fuji called Industrial 100. This is a film intended for the domestic market in Japan I think and I am sure it is less expensive over there than it is here in the US, but at around six bucks a roll for 36 exposures, it’s a value. I kind of like the minimalist packaging too.
I’m finally getting settled into my new life, allowing me a little time on a recent Sunday afternoon to try some of this film in my Leica R6 around my backyard. I used the 60mm f/2.8 Macro-Elmarit-R lens and exposed the film at its box speed.
The meter in my R6 flirts constantly with overexposure, so I have to pay attention. I love using the R6 so much that I’ve put it in the queue to go to Don Goldberg for a proper CLA very soon.
I am a fan of 100 speed films—Acros 100, APX 100, Plus-X. If Ektar wasn’t so saturated, I’d love it too. This Fujicolor 100 film hits the sweet spot for me. I liked the results it delivered on this first day of shooting in the New Year. I bought a half dozen rolls, so there’s more to come.
PS: I’ve discovered a brand new lab for processing and scans. They did this roll for me along with some Kodak Portra and P3200. I’ll be sharing my experience with them soon and what I have decided to do about processing and scanning in 2019. Stay tuned.