AF3-176E
COLOR NEGATIVE FILMS
FUJICOLOR PRO 400H PROFESSIONAL
1.
FEATURES AND USES
2.
FUJICOLOR PRO 400H PROFESSIONAL is a newgeneration professional daylight type color negative
film incorporating Fujifilm’s proprietary fourth colorsensitive layer in addition to the conventional three
RGB-sensitive layers. With its extremely useful high
ISO speed rating of 400, PRO 400H provides faithful
reproduction of neutral grays with sharply improved
fidelity over a wide exposure range from under- to
over- exposures. It produces superb skin tones with
smoothly continuous gradation from the highlights to
the shadows, and gives an excellent three-dimensional
feeling in such details as fabrics and other textures.
By incorporating the most advanced technologies, this
film is able to meet a wide range of photographic needs,
from portrait and wedding photography to commercial
and fashion work. The further addition of single-channel printing results in uniform printing efficiency with
other films in the FUJICOLOR PRO series.
ISO FILM SPEED
Light Source
ISO Film Speed
Daylight & Electronic
400/27°
Flash
Tungsten Light
100/21°*
(3200K)
equivalent
Color Balancing Filter
None
Wratten No. 80A
(or LBB-12**)
*Indicates the effective speed resulting from designated filter use.
**Fuji Light Balancing filter
3.
FILM SIZES, EMULSION NUMBER, BASE
MATERIAL AND THICKNESS
Emulsion
Number
Size and Package Configuration
Roll
135 ... 36-exp.
... 36-exp. (5-roll pack)
120 ... 12-exp. [6x6]
... 12-exp. [6x6] (5-roll pack)
220 ... 24-exp. [6x6] (5-roll pack)
Features
• High ISO speed of 400.. Higher effective film speed
and finer grain
..............
• Wide exposure
Faithful reproduction of
latitude
neutral grays over a wide
exposure range from
underexposure to overexposure
• Superb skin tone .......... Superb skin-tone and hue
reproduction
reproduction with continuously smooth gradation
from the highlights to the
shadows without any
washout
.............
Clearer colors in the
• Excellent threedimensional
highlights and appropriately
appearance
controlled color saturation
in the shadows to allow
rendering of subjects with a
feeling of three-dimensional
realism
................
Faithful color reproduction
• Faithful color
reproduction
of scenes under a wide
variety of lighting
.......
Negative density level
• Addition of singlechannel suitability
unified with other PRO series
films for maximum printing
uniformity and efficiency
Roll
123 –
Base Material
Thickness
Cellulose Triacetate
122µm (135)
98µm (120,220)
4.
EXPOSURE GUIDE
Use a meter to determine the exposure setting. If a
meter is not available, refer to the following table.
Daytime/Outdoors
Seashore Bright
Hazy
Cloudy
or Snow Sunlight Sunlight Bright
Scenes
under
Bright
Sun
Lens
Opening
Shutter
Speed
(sec)
f/22
f/16
f/11
f/8
Cloudy
Day or
Open
Shade
f/5.6
1/500
Notes
• The settings in the table above are for 2 hours after sunrise
and 2 hours before sunset.
• Since light conditions vary greatly for cloudy/bright and open
shade, use of an exposure meter is recommended.
• Close-up shots with backlighting may require a lens opening
adjustment of f1 to f2 stops.
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Low Light Exposure
Fine
Light
Condition Weather
Daytime
Indoor
Scenes
Lens
Opening
Shutter
Speed
(sec)
5.
Flash Bulbs
Nighttime
Indoor
Scenes
(under
fluorescent light)
Evening
Scenes
Night
Scenes
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
With blue flash bulb exposures, compensating filters
are unnecessary. With clear flash bulbs, however, use
a Wratten filter No. 80C (Fuji LBB-8* filter) and increase
the lens opening by +1 stop. However, since the light
quality may vary with the bulb type and the manufacturer and the amount of light may vary with the lighting
equipment and diffusion technique, test exposures
should be made with the equipment being used.
* Fuji Light Balancing Filter
Daylight Photoflood/Photo-Reflector Lamps
EXPOSURE FOR VARIOUS LIGHT
CONDITIONS
• Daylight-type photoflood or photo-reflector lamp
output may be lower than that indicated by the
exposure meter. It is recommended to compensate
for the difference by increasing the exposure time
(by lowering the shutter speed) or by increasing the
lens opening. Whenever possible, test exposures are
recommended.
• Other factors that should be considered when determining the exposure settings are lamp configuration,
length of time used and line voltage, as they may
affect lamp output and color balance.
Daylight
Under usual daylight conditions, color balancing
filters are not necessary, but the following exposure
conditions may require the indicated filters.
Subject Conditions
Filter
Fair weather / open shade and shaded
landscapes
Wratten filter
No. 2C (SC-39*)
Bright distant scenes, snow landscapes,
seaside scenes, aerial scenes and open
landscapes
Wratten filter
No. 1A (SC-40M*)
* Fuji Sharp-cut Filter (Ultraviolet)
Fluorescent Lamps
For excessively high or low color temperatures, use of
the color balancing filters is recommended.
When photographing under fluorescent lamps, it is
recommended that a shutter speed range of 1/30 to 1
second be used to prevent influence from lamp flicker.
NOTE :When artificial illumination is being used as the main or
auxiliary light source either indoors or outdoors under
conditions in which sunlight is present, the use of either
an electronic flash or blue flash bulbs is recommended.
Tungsten Lamps
When using 3200K tungsten lighting, use a Wratten
filter No. 80A (Fuji LBB-12* filter) and increase the lens
opening by +2 stops. In the case of cameras with TTL
metering, there is no need for additional exposure
compensation.
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 (the type of flash used and amount of time
used, 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.
* Fuji Light Balancing Filter
6.
LONG EXPOSURE COMPENSATION
For exposures of 4 seconds or more, the exposure
compensations indicated in the table below is required.
No exposure color balance compensation is required
for exposures within a shutter speed range of 1/4000
to 1 second.
Exposure Compensation Table
Lens
Electronic Flash Guide Number (at ISO 400)
Aperture = ————————————————————————
Electronic
Flash-to-Subject Distance (meters or feet)
(f-number)
When using an auto flash unit, the ISO film speed setting should be set to 400. Since the amount of light on
the subject may vary according to amount of light
reflected from surrounding surfaces and other factors,
follow the instructions provided with the flash unit.
Exposure Time (sec)
1/4000 to 1
4
16
Exposure Correction
(Lens Opening)
None
+1/2 stop
+1 stop
(Exposure time longer than 16 seconds is not recommended.)
The + sign indicates an increase in the lens opening.
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7.
• Film should be sealed in plastic bags* prior to cold
storage When taken out of cold storage, film should
be allowed to reach room temperature before opening by letting it stand over 3 hours (for refrigerated
film) or over 6 hours (for frozen film).
EXPOSURE PRECAUTIONS
When using an accessory such as a reflector umbrella,
reflector or diffuser to control light intensity or diffuse
the light, make sure that no change has occurred in
the color or composition of the accessory’s materials
or reflective surface, and that the color of the light has
not been altered by the material.
* Polyester, polystyrene, polyethylene, polypropylene, etc.
9.
PROCESSING
This film is designed for processing by Process C-41
or its equivalent, as well as Fujifilm Process CN-16.
8. UNPROCESSED FILM HANDLING/STORAGE
HANDLING
10.
• Expose film before the expiration date indicated on
the film package and process as soon as possible
after exposure.
• When removing film stored at low temperatures (in a
refrigerator or freezer, etc.), allow it to reach room
temperature before opening it. Opening film while it
is still cold may cause condensation to form on the
film surface, causing color changes or the emulsion
to become more susceptible to scratches.
• Roll film should be loaded and unloaded quickly and
away from direct sunlight.
• Film loaded in cameras should be exposed and
processed promptly.
• X-rays inspection machines used to inspect checkedin baggage at airports can cause fogging of film. Put
both exposed and unexposed film into carry-on
baggage (preferably in a transparent plastic bag or
a net bag that allows the film to be seen). Because of
the increasing number of airports using strong X-ray
machines for carry-on baggage, it is recommended
that you remove film from your carry-on baggage and
request a visual (manual) inspection of your film.
• Film fogging may occur near X-ray equipment used
in hospitals, factories, laboratories and other places
where radiation is used. Always keep film away from
sources of radiation.
CONTROL STRIPS
Use FUJICOLOR NEGATIVE FILM CONTROL STRIPS
to manage processing performance.
11. PROCESSED FILM HANDLING AND STORAGE
Since the purpose of film is to provide a long-term
record of memorable events, as much effort as possible
has been made to use materials that exhibit the least
amount of change over time, but the effects of light,
heat, atmospheric oxygen, contaminant gases, humidity
and mold cannot be completely avoided. It is possible,
however, to minimize change in the photographic
image or base material by maintaining appropriate
storage conditions, such as those used by museums
and art galleries. Temperature and humidity control is
the most important key to minimizing the change that
occurs in film. Films stored in the dark under the
following conditions may be expected to show almost
no change over time.
Storage Period with
Almost No Change
Temperature
Relative Humidity
More than 20 years
Below 10°C
30%– 50%
10 – 20 years
Below 25°C
30%– 50%
(1) Color negative film should be inserted into sleeves
for storage. Furthermore, it is recommended that
film, as well as prints, be placed into non-airtight*
containers made of paper, plastic**, or metal designed
for the storage of photographs.
STORAGE
Storing exposed or unexposed film under hot and
humid conditions may adversely affect the speed, color
balance and physical properties of the film. Although it
is best to store film at a low temperature, for practical
purposes, film should be stored as follows:
* To prevent film base (especially TAC base) decomposition,
it is essential that the container or case be allowed to air
out during one dry day each year.
** Polyester, polystyrene, polyethylene, polypropylene, etc.
Store at a place (cool and dark)
Short-term
away from direct sunlight or high
Storage
temperatures and humidity.
Long-term
Store at 10°C (50°F) or below
Storage
(2) Processed film should be stored at a place as far
away as possible from high temperatures, direct
sunlight and other strong light and direct illumination.
The following conditions are not desirable for the
storage of film and should be avoided in the case
of long-term storage:
• New building materials, newly manufactured furniture, paints and bonding agents may produce gases
which could affect photographic film. Do not store
film, lightproof boxes containing film or cameras or
film holders loaded with film near these materials.
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 • Storage in a closet lying against a wall that is

 exposed to cold, outside air (where condensation
 may form).

 • Storage in an attic or on top of a closet or cabinet
 near the ceiling (where high temperatures may
 form).
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12.
PACKAGING SPECIFICATIONS
* Packaging formats may vary in different markets.
Size
135
Item
Contents
Film Box
Plastic Case
Same as the current product.
Cartridge
120
Film Box
Backing Paper
(Before Exposure)
(After Exposure)
Seal
←Backing Paper
←Top Seal
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Size
Item
120
Envelope
220
Film Box
Backing Paper
Contents
(Before Exposure)
(After Exposure)
Seal
←Backing Paper
←Top Seal
Envelope
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13.
PROCESSED FILM EDGE MARKINGS
AND FIGURES
* The side on which the edge markings are reversed is the emulsion side.
• 135 Size (36 Exp.)
• 120 Size (12 Exp. 6x6)
• 220 Size (24 Exp. 6x6)
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14.
TECHNOLOGIES INCORPORATED IN
FUJICOLOR PRO 400H PROFESSIONAL
14-1 4th Color Layer Technology with Enhanced
possible faithful color reproduction, superbly natural
skin tones, and highly consistent gradation that is
smoothly continuous from the highlights to the shadows
whatever the situation.
Optimization of Spectral Characteristics
This film incorporates a fourth color-sensitive layer in
addition to the conventional three RGB-sensitive layers
in order to reproduce colors as they are perceived by
the human eye. The optimized spectral characteristics
of this film enable the rendition of natural colors even
for photographs taken under fluorescent lights or mixed
light sources. With the ability to reproduce more naturallooking shadows, this film is capable of producing a
three-dimensional look with an effectiveness not found
in previous films.
14-3 Fine ∑ (Sigma) Technology
Fine ∑ (Sigma) Technology provides a new thin, flat
grain structure that effectively increases the overall
surface area of the small-volume silver halide crystals.
This has enabled the adsorption of a greater amount
of sensitizing dyes in proportion to the increase in the
surface area of the silver halide crystals, resulting in
the efficient absorption of a larger amount of light.
This technology thereby provides a higher-than-ever
effective speed, improved graininess, and smoother
textual reproduction of skin and other elements.
14-2 New Optimized Interlayer Effect Technology
The control provided by the new optimized interlayer
effect technology incorporated in this film makes
15.
FILM STRUCTURE
16. DIFFUSE RMS GRANULARITY VALUE
..... 4*
17.
Micro-Densitometer Measurement Aperture
: 48 µm in diameter
Sample Density: +1.0 above minimum density
RESOLVING POWER
Test-Object Contrast: 1.6:1 ............. 50 lines/mm
Test-Object Contrast: 1000:1 ........125 lines/mm
* Based on Fujifilm measurements. Due to difference in measurement conditions, comparison with color reversal film is not
possible.
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18.
CHARACTERISTIC CURVES
19.
SPECTRAL SENSITIVITY CURVES
* Sensitivity equals the reciprocal of exposure (J/cm2)
required to produce a specified density.
20.
MTF CURVE
21.
SPECTRAL DYE DENSITY CURVES
NOTICE The data herein published were derived from materials taken from
general production runs. However, changes in specifications may occur without
notice.
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FUJI PHOTO FILM CO., LTD.
26-30, Nishiazabu 2-chome, Minato-ku, Tokyo 106-8620, Japan
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Ref. No. AF3-176E (EIGI-05.1-FG(HB) • 4-1 ) Printed in Japan