Tokyo 2018 – KLASSE W w/ PORTRA 400

Tokyo 2018
FUJIFILM KLASSE W w/ KODAK PORTRA 400

2018年の東京です。1月から5月までの写真ですね。
フィルムは光と影のバランスが絶妙ですね。上の写真は個人的にも今回お気に入りの一枚です。
オレンジの光に目がいきますが、ホーム奥はビルが光を塞いでいるのか、青みがかっており、場所場所で色が豊富なことを感じさせてくれます。
KODAKはオレンジに寄る傾向があり、今回の写真も全体的に何方かと言えばオレンジよりですが、フィルムの柔らからさがあるので口説くなくて良い感じです。


This is Tokyo in 2018…I took these photos from January to May.
Film is a perfect balance of light and shadow. The photo above is one of my personal favorites this time.
The orange light draws the eye, but at the back of the platform, there is a bluish tint, perhaps due to buildings blocking the light, giving the viewer a sense of the richness of color from place to place.
KODAK tends to lean toward orange, and this photo is generally more orange than most, but the softness of the film gives it a nice feel without being seductive.

Tokyo 2018
FUJIFILM KLASSE W w/ KODAK PORTRA 400
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TAIWAN 2017 on Film – FUJIFILM KLASSE W w/ FUJIFILM PRO400H

FUJIFILM KLASSE W w/ FUJIFILM PRO400H

もう無いと思ってたらまだありました台湾2017年旅行の時の写真。富士フイルム PRO400Hももう35mm版は販売が終わっちゃったフィルムです。欲しいんですよねぇ、PRO400H。

PRO400Hは富士フイルムっぽさが出てる個性があるネガフィルムだったと思います。だからこそ販売終了が残念でならない。

あらためて見るとKodakの台湾もいいけど、富士フイルムの台湾はもっと台湾っぽい、イメージの台湾に近い印象を残してくれています。
日本が作ったフィルムだけに、アジア圏では相性が良いフィルムじゃないかと思うのですが…。

PRO400H持ってシンガポールとかにも行ってみたかったなと思ってしまいます。


A photo from my trip to Taiwan 2017 that I thought was finish last post, but it was still there. Fujifilm PRO400H is also a film whose 35mm version is no longer available. I want to have PRO400H, don’t you?

I think PRO400H was a negative film with a unique character that was very Fujifilm-like. That’s why I’m sorry to see the end of sales.

Looking at it again, Kodak’s Taiwan is good, but Fujifilm’s Taiwan is more Taiwanese, leaving an impression closer to the image of Taiwan.
I think it is a film that is only made by Japan, and I think it is a film that goes well with Asian countries…

I wish I could have taken PRO400H to Singapore or other places….

FUJIFILM KLASSE W w/ FUJIFILM PRO400H
FUJIFILM KLASSE W w/ FUJIFILM PRO400H
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Tokyo 2016 on Film – FUJIFILM KLASSE W w/ Kodak ULTRAMAX 400

FUJIFILM KLASSE W w/ Kodak ULTRAMAX 400

前回に続き2016年の東京ですが、こちらは夏。Kodak ULTRAMAX 400で。
Kodakというと、少し黄色系が強い印象ですが、空の青さが濃く強い印象を感じます。色も濃いめな印象。
フィルムは、種類によって傾向が違うし、さらに現像出した時の現像のされ方でも変化があるから、どれが本当の姿?と言われると難しい。でも、ベースとなる部分はやはりフィルムごとに違うので、現像はそこに味付けしている感じ。
正解はなくて自分の好みを選ぶのがフィルムの向き合い方の一つじゃないかと。もちろん、迷った時はこれ選んでおけば良いというようなフィルムもあるわけで、でもそれも沢山ある(今は沢山と言えないかも)種類の一つ。


Continuing from the last time, here is Tokyo in 2016, this time in summer, with a Kodak ULTRAMAX 400.
Kodak gives the impression of being a bit yellowish, but the sky has a deep and strong blue color. The colors also seem darker.
The film tends to depending on the type, and even the way the film is developed when it is sent out for development can change it. So what is the truely image of film is difficult to say. However, the base of each film is different, and the developing process adds flavor to the film.
There is no right answer, and I think one way to deal with film is to choose what you like. Of course, there have some standard films that you just have to choose when you are in doubt, but that is one of the many (or maybe not so many nowadays) types of film.

FUJIFILM KLASSE W w/ Kodak ULTRAMAX 400
FUJIFILM KLASSE W w/ Kodak ULTRAMAX 400
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Tokyo 2016 on Film – FUJIFILM KLASSE W w/ Kodak Gold 200

Tokyo 2016
FUJIFILM KLASSE W /w Kodak Gold 200

フィルムKodak Gold 200で綴る2016年の冬の東京です。
Kodakらしい色を感じます。冬は湿度も低いので光の通りが良く、解像感高い写真が取れる傾向にありますね。
気がつけばKodak Gold 200も簡単には手に入らないフィルムの一つとなってしまいました。ネットを駆使すればまだ手に入りそうですが、ヨドバシカメラではもう取り扱いもなく気軽に使えるフィルムでは無くなってしまいました・・・。
富士フイルムのラインナップが減っていくのも辛いですが、Kodakのラインナップが減るのもまた辛いですね。


This is Tokyo in the winter of 2016 taken by the film Kodak Gold 200.
The colors are typical of Kodak. In winter, the humidity is low, so the light tends to penetrate better and produce higher-resolution photos.
I noticed that Kodak Gold 200 is one of the films that is not easy to get. It is still available on the Internet, but Yodobashi Camera no longer carries it and it is no longer a film that can be easily used….
It is hard to see Fujifilm’s lineup decrease, but it is also hard to see Kodak’s lineup decrease.

Tokyo 2016
FUJIFILM KLASSE W /w Kodak Gold 200
Tokyo 2016
FUJIFILM KLASSE W /w Kodak Gold 200
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TAIWAN night 2017 on Film – FUJIFILM KLASSE W w/ Kodak PORTRA 400

Taiwan night 2017
FUJIFILM KLASSE W + Kodak PORTRA 400

夜の台湾をKLASSE W + PORTRA 400で。今回で2017年の台湾の写真は最後に。前々回夜の撮影はNATURA 1600がいいなんて書きましたが、ISO400あってがんばってカメラを固定できればなんとか撮れるということだと思います。粒状感も悪くないし。ただ、やっぱり現像した結果ブレている写真は何枚か出てきちゃいます。撮り慣れてない人に撮ってもらうと、もうブレブレ、笑。
そういう意味でもNATURA 1600は安心だったんだと思います。失敗が少ないって、誰にでも撮りやすいってことになるので、それはとても大事なことだと思うので。
ISO800のフィルムが現状、カラーでの最高感度になりますが、富士フイルムのフィルムはISO800感度のフィルムもう売ってないんですよね。
KODAK PORTRA 800、Lomography Color Negative 800、cinestill 800Tといったところが選択肢でしょうか。
種類の少なさに焦りを感じます。


Taiwan at night with KLASSE W + PORTRA 400. This is the last photo of Taiwan in 2017. I wrote in the previous issue that NATURA 1600 is good for night photography, but I think it means that if you have ISO 400 and can hold the camera steady, you can manage to take pictures. The graininess is good. However, there have some blurred few pictures after developing the film. When I asked someone who is not used to taking pictures to take them, taht were blurry lol.
In that sense, I think NATURA 1600 was a safe choice. I think it is very important to have less mistakes, because that means it is easy for anyone to take pictures.
ISO 800 film is currently the highest sensitivity for color, but Fujifilm does not sell ISO 800 sensitivity film anymore.
KODAK PORTRA 800, Lomography Color Negative 800, and cinestill 800T are the options.
I feel impatient with the lack of variety.

Taiwan night 2017
FUJIFILM KLASSE W + Kodak PORTRA 400
Taiwan night 2017
FUJIFILM KLASSE W + Kodak PORTRA 400
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TAIWAN 2017 on Film – FUJIFILM KLASSE W w/ Kodak PORTRA 400

Taiwan 2017
FUJIFILM KLASSE W + Kodak PORTRA 400

今回はPORTRA 400を通した前回同様2017年の台湾を。前回までのNATURA 1600とは雰囲気がやはり異なります。KLASSEとの相性か、解像感高く写っています。スマホで見ると画面が小さいから余計に解像感高く見えちゃいますね。
PORTRA 400はまだ手に入りますが、随分と高いフィルムになってしまいました(前も相対的には高めでしたが)。バラ売りがなく、5本セット売りばかりなので、瞬間的な財布へのダメージが大きいんですよねぇ。


This time, Taiwan in 2017 as before through PORTRA 400. The atmosphere of the image is different from the previous NATURA 1600, perhaps due to the compatibility with KLASSE, but the resolution looks see high. When I look at it on my smartphone, the resolution looks even higher because the screen is smaller.
PORTRA 400 is still available, but it has become a very expensive film (although it was relatively expensive from before). It is not sold in bulk, but only in sets of five, so it is very damaging to my money when I’ll buy.

Taiwan 2017
FUJIFILM KLASSE W + Kodak PORTRA 400
Taiwan 2017
FUJIFILM KLASSE W + Kodak PORTRA 400
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TAIWAN 2017 night on Film – FUJIFILM KLASSE W w/ NATURA 1600

Taiwan 2017
FUJIFILM KLASSE W + NATURA 1600

夜の台湾を今回もNATURA 1600で。あらためて見るとこれだけ綺麗に撮れているわけで、やはりNATURA 1600が販売終了となってしまったことは残念でなりません。
KLASSE Wを組み合わせることで気軽に夜に撮れているのですが、そんな風に夜の撮影が出来ないのは残念です。富士フイルムさん今一度考え直して再生産していただけませんか?原材料が今は高いので、価格が上がることは百も承知です。デジカメでは撮れないこの夜の姿、もう一度NATURA 1600を販売してほしいと願わずにはいられません。


This time also NATURA 1600 at Taiwan night. Since the photos are so beautiful when viewed again, it is still a shame that NATURA 1600 is no longer available.
I can easily take pictures at night by combining it with KLASSE W, but it is a pity that I can no longer take pictures at night like that. Fujifilm, could you please reconsider once again and reproduce it? I know the price will go up because raw materials are expensive now. I can’t help but wish that NATURA 1600 would be sold again to capture this night scene that cannot be taken with a digital camera.

Taiwan 2017
FUJIFILM KLASSE W + NATURA 1600
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