AF3-145E
COLOR NEGATIVE FILMS
[CU]
2. SPEED
1. FEATURES AND USES
FUJICOLOR SUPERIA 1600 [CU] is a daylight-type ISO
1600 color negative film that incorporates 4th Color
Layer and the newly developed Nano-structured Σ
(Sigma) Grain Technology to achieve high image quality when printed on FUJICOLOR papers.
Features
• Highly uniform fine grain,
regardless of the film’s
ultrahigh speed
• Ultrahigh Speed
• High suitability for low-light
environments, such as
indoor home scenes,
wedding ceremonies,
parties, stage performances, sunset and night
scenes, as well as fast
action, sports scenes,
night-sky photography,
and press photography
• Wide Exposure
Latitude
• Vibrant and dynamic reds,
blues, and yellows
• Violets and a variety of
greens with enhanced
fidelity
• Excellent
Sharpness
• Extremely sharp depiction
of all aspects of the
subject, from overall form
to textural details
Daylight
ISO 1600/33°
None
ISO 400/27°*
LBB-12**
(or Wratten No.80A)
3. EXPOSURE GUIDE
Use an exposure meter for exposure determination. If a
meter is not available, refer to the following table.
Daylight Exposure Guide Table
Light
Conditions
Lens
Aperture
NOTES
Seashore
or Snow
Scenes Bright
Hazy
under Sunlight Sunlight
Bright
Sun
f/22
Shutter
Speed (sec.)
f/16
f/16
1/2000
Cloudy
Bright
Cloudy
Day or
Open
Shade
f/11
f/8
1/1000
• 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
• Excellent Exposure • Accurate color reproduction even under fluoresSuitability even
cent lights
under Fluorescent
Lighting
• Excellent Gray
Balance
Filter
* Indicates the effective speed resulting from designated filter use.
** Fuji Light Balancing Filter
• Remarkable results in
bright surroundings such
as in outdoor photography
under clear skies, providing good image depth and
high fidelity even if underexposed
• Vibrant,
Natural Color
Reproduction
Speed
Tungsten Lamps
(3200K)
Results
• Excellent Grain
Quality
Light Source
Light
Conditions
Lens
Aperture
• Precisely maintained gray
balance throughout, from
the brightest highlights to
the deepest shadows
Shutter
Speed (sec.)
NOTE
It requires no color-compensating filters when used
under daylight conditions or with an electronic flash.
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Fine
Weather
Daytime
Indoor
Scenes
Nighttime
Indoor
Scenes
(under
Fluorescent
Light)
Evening
Scenes
Night
Scenes
f/2.8 to 5.6
f/2.8 to 4
f/4 to 5.6
f/2.8 to 4
1/250
1/60
1/125
1/60
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
Cool
Daylight
White
(D)
(C.W)
White
(W)
High-Intensity
Discharge
Warm Deluxe
Clear
White White
Mercury
(W.W) Mercury
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
10M
Compensat+10Y
ing Filters*
—
10C
30C
+30M
10C
40M
+40Y
Exposure
+1/3
Corrections**
—
+1/3
+1
+1/3
+1 1/3
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 1/125 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 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 1600)
Aperture =
(f-number) Electronic Flash-to-Subject Distance (meters or feet)
• Set the film speed at ISO 1600. 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.
6. LONG EXPOSURE COMPENSATION
Fluorescent Lamps & High-Intensity Discharge
Lamps
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
+ 2/3 + 11/2
64
+2
* 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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FUJICOLOR SUPERIA 1600 [CU] • FUJIFILM PRODUCT INFORMATION BULLETIN
7. FILM HANDLING
8. FILM STORAGE
• 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.
Unprocessed Film
• 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
9-2 Edge Markings
9-1 Specifications
Item
• Code
• Speed
• Type
• Process
• Size
• Production Number
Item
• Edge Stripe
CU
ISO 1600/33°
Daylight
• Type Designation
• Generation Number
CN-16, CN-16Q, CN-16FA,
CN-16L, CN-16S or C-41
• Latent Image Bar Code
• FUJIFILM Identification
Code
Negative Carrier
: 135B
: 135C/D/J/K/S
135: 12-, 24- and 36-exp.
P51 and above
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One red solid line and one
green short broken line on one
side (changed)
S-1600
CU-4
39-8
0172
370
FUJIFILM PRODUCT INFORMATION BULLETIN • FUJICOLOR SUPERIA 1600 [CU]
SUPERIA 1600
Production
Number
Production
Identification Code
Generation Number
Latent Image Bar Code
Edge Stripe
(green and red)
Production
Identification Code
9-4 Post-Processing Masking Colors
9-3 Packaging
Item
• Box
(unchanged)
Type Designation
Same as those for the current SUPERIA 1600.
Design
Identification Color: Black
• Cartridge
(unchanged)
Design
Identification Color: Black
10. TECHNOLOGIES INCORPORATED
IN SUPERIA 1600
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.
10-1 Nano-structured Σ (Sigma) Grain
Technology
• The new SUPERIA 1600 has incorporated the newly
developed Nano-structured Σ (Sigma) grain, a further
advance over the current emulsion technology, to
achieve sharp, smooth image quality, regardless of
the film’s ultrahigh speed.
• To achieve the high sensitivity and small volume of
the Nano-structured Σ (Sigma) grain, uniform, thincrystal technology was used to produce crystals that
are approximately 60% thinner than the hexagonal
crystals used in the current SUPERIA 1600 film. 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 1600 and smooth grain quality, regardless
of the film’s ultrahigh speed.
11-1 Replenishment Rate
The following table shows the replenishment rates for
each type of Fujifilm Processes.
CN-16Q
CN-16FA
Processing Replenishment Rate*
Solution
Processing ReplenishSolution
ment Rate*
NQ1-R
41
N1-R
21
NQ2-R
20
N2-R
5
NQ3-R
30
N3-R
16
NQS
30
NS
34
NQ4-R
20
N4-R
20
CN-16L
10-2 Super Efficient Coupler Technology
The use of new couplers has enhanced color development efficiency.
CN-16S
Processing
Solution
Replenishment Rate*
Processing
Solution
Replenishment Rate*
N1-R
19
N1-R
14.3
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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FUJICOLOR SUPERIA 1600 [CU] • FUJIFILM PRODUCT INFORMATION BULLETIN
4-2 Processing Solution Control
Use the current 135-size control strips for processing
solution control.
13. JUDGING EXPOSURE RESULTS
SUPERIA 1600 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 0.65
and 0.85 (for exposures under recommended lighting
and with optimal film processing).
4-3 Processing-Photographic Characteristics
Same as those for the current SUPERIA 1600.
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
.............. 7
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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18. SPECTRAL SENSITIVITY CURVES
17. CHARACTERISTIC CURVES
4.0
Process
: CN-16
Densitometry : Status M
Density
: 1.0 above D-min.
Density
3.0
2.5
2.0
e
Blu en
e
r
G d
Re
1.5
1.0
Green
Sensitive
Layer
Blue
Sensitive
Layer
1.0
3.5
Relative Sensitivity* (log)
Exposure
: Daylight, 1/125 sec.
Process
: CN-16
Densitometry : Status M
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-16X
7
5
2.0
Mid-scale Density
1.0
Minimum Density
3
2
1
5
10
20
50
100
0.0
200
400
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.
26-30, Nishiazabu 2-chome, Minato-ku, Tokyo 106-8620, Japan
Ref. No. AF3-145E (EIGI-03.2-HB•5-1!) Printed in Japan