AF3-151E
COLOR NEGATIVE FILMS
[CH]
1. FEATURES AND USES
2. SPEED
FUJICOLOR SUPERIA X-TRA 400 [CH] is a daylighttype ISO 400 color negative film that incorporates 4th
Color Layer and the newly developed Super Fine-∑
(Sigma) Grain Technology to achieve high image quality when printed on FUJICOLOR papers.
Features
• Excellent Grain
Quality
Light Source
Speed
Filter
Daylight
ISO 400/27°
None
Tungsten Lamps
(3200K)
ISO 100/21°*
LBB-12**
(or Wratten No.80A)
* Indicates the effective speed resulting from designated filter use.
** Fuji Light Balancing Filter
Results
• Fine grain for a high-speed
film, providing no loss of
image quality even in
large-size enlargements
3. EXPOSURE GUIDE
Use an exposure meter for exposure determination. If a
meter is not available, refer to the following table.
• High Speed and
Wide Exposure
Latitude
• High sensitivity that allows
images to be captured
even under insufficient
light conditions
• Vibrant,
Natural Color
Reproduction
• Vibrant and dynamic reds,
blues, and yellows
• Violets and a variety of
greens with enhanced
fidelity
Light
Conditions
• Excellent
Skin Color
Reproduction
• Smooth, beautiful and
naturally depicted skin
tones
Shutter
Speed (sec.)
• Excellent
Sharpness
• Extremely sharp depiction
of all aspects of the
subject, from overall form
to textural details
Daylight Exposure Guide Table
Lens
Aperture
NOTES
• Excellent Exposure • Accurate color reproducSuitability even
tion even under fluorescent lights
under Fluorescent
Lighting
• Excellent Gray
Balance
(A)
Seashore
or Snow
Scenes Bright
Hazy
under Sunlight Sunlight
Bright
Sun
f/22
f/16
f/16
Cloudy
Bright
Cloudy
Day or
Open
Shade
f/11
f/8
1/500
1/250
• The foregoing settings are for 2 hours after sunrise
and 2 hours before sunset.
• Provide lens openings 1/2-stop smaller during the
summer and 1/2-stop larger during the winter.
• Excessively bright (or dark) or backlighted subjects
may require plus or minus 1-stop lens opening adjustments.
Low Light Exposure Guide Table
• Precisely maintained gray
balance throughout, from
the brightest highlights to
the deepest shadows
It requires no color-compensating filters when used
under daylight conditions or with an electronic flash.
Light
Conditions
Fine
Weather
Daytime
Indoor
Scenes
Nighttime
Indoor
Scenes
(under
Fluorescent
Light)
Evening
Scenes
Night
Scenes
Lens
Aperture
f/2.8 to 4
f/2 to 2.8
f/2.8 to 4
f/2 to 2.8
1/60
1/30
1/60
1/30
Shutter
Speed (sec.)
NOTE
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Since light intensities for indoor and night scenes vary
widely from location to location, the data above
should be used only as a guide.
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4. EXPOSURE UNDER VARIOUS LIGHT
CONDITIONS
Fluorescent
Lamp Type
Daylight
Even when exposed under morning or evening twilight
conditions or when color temperatures are low, no special filter use is needed as color balancing can be done
during printing.
Color
Compensating Filters*
Electronic Flash
*
• Electronic flash produces light similar to daylight, so
filters are not needed. However, the possibility of undesirable effects on color balance, due to various
factors (differences in equipment, amount of use,
etc.) should be taken into consideration. Test exposures are recommended.
• If shutter speeds slower than 1/60 second are used,
light from non-flash sources, such as room lighting,
may cause color imbalances. Make test exposures.
• The use of a flash meter is advisable, but the following formula can also be used to obtain satisfactory
lens opening.
**
Cool
Daylight
White
(D)
(C.W)
White
(W)
High-Intensity
Discharge
Warm Deluxe
Clear
White White
Mercury
(W.W) Mercury
10M
+10Y
—
10C
30C
+30M
10C
40M
+40Y
Exposure
+1/3
Corrections**
—
+1/3
+1
+1/3
+1 1/3
Fuji Color Compensating Filters (or Wratten Color Compensating Filters)
Exposure correction values include filter exposure factors.
These values are added to unfiltered exposure meter readings. A “+” followed by a number indicates the required increase in lens opening.
• When the fluorescent lamp characteristics are unknown, to obtain generally acceptable results, use a
30M compensating filter and open the lens one stop
(+1).
NOTE Different compensation may be required according to
special lamp types and length of use, so test exposures are recommended, whenever possible.
• Shutter speeds of 1/125 second for high-intensity
discharge lamps and 1/30 second or larger, for fluorescent lamps, will avoid AC power-induced changes
in brightness and color being recorded on the film.
Lens
Electronic Flash Guide Number (at ISO 400)
Aperture =
(f-number) Electronic Flash-to-Subject Distance (meters or feet)
• Set the film speed at ISO 400. Since the amount of
light reflected onto subjects from surrounding surfaces will differ with the conditions, refer to the flash
unit instructions.
Tungsten Lamps
A Fuji Light Balancing Filter LBB-12 (or Wratten filter
No.80A) is recommended along with a 2-stop increase
in lens opening, when using 3200 K tungsten lighting. In
the case of cameras with TTL metering, there is no need
for additional exposure compensation.
Daylight Photoflood/Photo-Reflector Lamps
• Daylight-type photoflood or photo-reflector lamp output may be lower than that indicated by an exposure
meter, so it is advisable to compensate for this by increasing exposure time or the lens opening. Whenever possible, test exposures are recommended.
• Other factors requiring consideration when determining the exposure time, are lamp configuration, use
duration and line voltage, as they may affect lamp
output and color balance.
5. LIGHTING EQUIPMENT
The condition of umbrellas, reflectors, diffusers and like
devices, could influence photographic light quality. Periodically check lighting equipment for deterioration.
Fluorescent Lamps & High-Intensity Discharge
Lamps
6. LONG EXPOSURE COMPENSATION
No exposure or color balance compensation is required
for exposures within a 1/4000 to 2 second shutter speed
range. However, for exposures of 4 seconds or longer,
provide the compensations indicated below.
• For the best results, the following combinations of
color compensating filters are recommended. However, for exacting work, test exposures are advisable.
Exposure Time (sec.)
1/4000 to 2
Exposure Corrections* Unnecessary
4
16
64
+ 1/3
+ 2/3
+1
* A “+” followed by a number indicates the required increase in
lens opening.
Except for special effects, the normal intensity ratio for
main-to-fill subject lighting should remain within 1:4 limits.
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8. FILM STORAGE
7. FILM HANDLING
Unprocessed Film
• Expose film before the expiration date indicated on
the film package and process as soon as possible
after exposure.
• When loading and unloading roll film, avoid direct
sunlight. If there is no shade, turning one’s back toward the sun will shade the film.
• Camera-loaded film should be exposed and processed immediately.
• Unprocessed film should be kept away from X-rays
used to inspect checked-in baggage, etc. at airport
terminals. Strong X-rays can cause fogging of unprocessed film. It is recommended such film be
placed in your carry-on baggage whenever possible.
(Consult with airport personnel for details.)
• Film fogging may occur near X-ray equipment used
in hospitals, factories, laboratories and other locations. Always keep film away from possible sources
of radiation.
• Storing exposed or unexposed film under hot and
humid conditions may adversely affect speed, color
balance and physical property changes. Store film
under the following conditions.
 Ï Ordinary Storage: Protect from heat.

 Ï Long-term Storage: Below 0°C (32°F)
• Building materials, finishes used on newly manufactured furniture, paints and bonding agents may produce gases which affect photographic film. Do not
store film, lightproof boxes of film, loaded cameras or
film holders near these materials.
• Before use, allow films to stand at room-temperature
over 1 hour. Opening the package/box while film is
cold may cause harmful condensation.
Processed Film
Exposure to light, high temperature and humid conditions can cause color changes in processed films.
Therefore, place such films in sleeves and store them in
dark, dry, cool and well ventilated locations under the
following conditions.
 Ï General Storage:

Below 25°C (77°F) at 30% to 60% RH
 Ï Long-term Storage:

Below 10°C (50°F) at 30% to 50% RH

NOTE
As with all color dyes, those used in this film will discolor or fade with time.
9. SPECIFICATIONS AND PACKAGING
9-1 Specifications
9-2 Edge Markings
Item
• Code
• Speed
• Type
CH
ISO 400/27°
• Process
Daylight
CN-16, CN-16Q, CN-16FA,
CN-16L, CN-16S or C-41
• Size
135: 12-, 24- and 36-exp.
• Production Number
Item
• Edge Stripe
• Type Designation
• Latent Image Bar Code
• FUJIFILM Identification
Code
Negative Carrier
: 135B
: 135C/D/J/K/S
X01 and above
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One red solid line and one
green short broken line on one
side (changed)
400
12-8
0118
280
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SUPERIA X-TRA 400
Production
Identification Code
Production
Number
Latent Image Bar Code
Type Designation
Edge Stripe
(green and red)
9-4 Post-Processing Masking Colors
9-3 Packaging
The new SUPERIA X-TRA 400 has slight reddish tint in
comparison with the current SUPERIA X-TRA 400.
Item
• Box
Production
Identification Code
New Design
Identification Color: Blue (unchanged)
• Cartridge
(unchanged)
Design
Identification Color: Blue
10. TECHNOLOGIES INCORPORATED
IN NEW SUPERIA X-TRA 400
11. PROCESSING
This film is intended for processing by Fujifilm Processes CN-16, CN-16Q, CN-16FA, CN-16L, CN-16S or
Process C-41.
Σ (Sigma) Grain Technology
10-1 Super Fine-Σ
• By incorporating the Super Fine-Σ (Sigma) grain, a
further advance over the Fine-Σ (Sigma) grain introduced in SUPERIA X-TRA 800 film, this film realizes
very high level of grain quality among ISO 400-class
films.
• To achieve the high sensitivity and small volume of
the Super Fine-Σ (Sigma) grain, uniform, thin-crystal
technology was used to produce crystals with approximately half the thickness of the hexagonal crystals used in the current SUPERIA X-TRA 400. The
higher uniformity in size and improved light-collection
efficiency of these grains have made possible a film
with higher sensitivity than that of the current
SUPERIA X-TRA 400 and extremely smooth grain
quality, regardless of the film’s high speed.
11-1 Replenishment Rate
The following table shows the replenishment rates for
each type of Fujifilm Processes.
CN-16Q
10-2 Super Efficient Coupler Technology
The use of new couplers has enhanced color development efficiency.
CN-16FA
Processing
Solution
Replenishment Rate*
Processing
Solution
Replenishment Rate*
NQ1-R
43
N1-R
22
NQ2-R
20
N2-R
5
NQ3-R
30
N3-R
16
NQS
30
NS
34
NQ4-R
20
N4-R
20
CN-16L
CN-16S
Processing
Solution
Replenishment Rate*
Processing
Solution
Replenishment Rate*
N1-R
20
N1-R
15
N2-R
5
N2-R
5
N3-R
8
N3-R
7.5
NS
17
N4-R
30
N4-R
15
*Replenishment Rate ...... Replenisher volume (mL) per single roll
(135/24 exp.)
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4-2 Processing Solution Control
Use the current 135-size control strips for processing
solution control.
13. JUDGING EXPOSURE RESULTS
SUPERIA X-TRA 400 exposure results can be accurately
predicted by using an electronic densitometer equipped
with Status M filters. An 18% gray card, receiving the
same illumination as the subject, when read through the
RED filter should render density readings between 0.75
and 0.95 (for exposures under recommended lighting
and with optimal film processing).
4-3 Processing-Photographic Characteristics
Same as those for SUPERIA 400.
12. PRINTER CONDITIONS
This film can be printed on the same printer setup with
results similar to the current film. However, depending
on the printer type, a slight blue cast might appear in the
overexposed areas. If this occurs, adjustment of printer
conditions may be necessary.
14. FILM STRUCTURE
15. DIFFUSE RMS GRANULARITY VALUE
.............. 4
Micro-densitometer Measurement Aperture: 48 µm in diameter
Magnification: 12 ×
Sample Density: 1.0 above minimum density
16. RESOLVING POWER
Chart Contrast
Chart Contrast
1.6 : 1 .......................... 50 lines/mm
1000 : 1 ........................ 125 lines/mm
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17. CHARACTERISTIC CURVES
18. SPECTRAL SENSITIVITY CURVES
4.0
Process
: CN-16
Densitometry : Status M
Density
: 1.0 above D-min.
Density
3.0
2.5
2.0
e
Blu n
ee
Gr
d
Re
1.5
1.0
Green
Sensitive
Layer
Blue
Sensitive
Layer
1.0
Relative Sensitivity* (log)
Exposure
: Daylight, 1/125 sec.
Process
: CN-16
Densitometry : Status M
3.5
Red
Sensitive
Layer
Cyan
Sesitive
Layer
0.5
0.0
–4.0
–3.0
–2.0
400
0.0
–1.0
500
600
700
Wavelength (nm)
Exposure [log H (lux-seconds)]
* Sensitivity equals the reciprocal of the exposure
(J/cm²) required to produce a specified density.
20. SPECTRAL DYE DENSITY CURVES
19. MTF CURVE
150
Typical densities for a mid-scale
neutral subject and for D-mini.
Spectral Diffuse Density
100
70
Response (%)
50
30
20
10
Exposure : Daylight
Process : CN-16
7
5
2.0
Mid-scale Density
1.0
Minimum Density
3
2
1
0.0
5
10
20
50
100
400
200
Spatial Frequency (cycles/mm)
500
600
700
Wavelength (nm)
NOTICE The data herein published were derived from materials taken from
general production runs. However, as Fujifilm is constantly upgrading the quality
of its products, changes in specifications may occur without prior notice.
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FUJI PHOTO FILM CO., LTD.
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Ref. No. AF3-151E (EIGI-03.2-HB•4-1!) Printed in Japan