AF3-092E
COLOR NEGATIVE FILMS
FUJICOLOR
400
(ADVANCED PHOTO SYSTEM FILM)
1.
FEATURES AND USES
FUJICOLOR nexia 400 is an Advanced Photo System
daylight color negative film with an ISO speed rating of
400. It adopts a PEN (polyethylene naphtalate) base for
higher film durability. This film yields the best results
when used in conjunction with FUJICOLOR papers.
Features
Results
• Improved Grain
Quality
• Very high level of grain quality among APS films with an
ISO speed rating of 400
• High
Sharpness
• Extremely sharp depiction
of all aspects of the subject, from overall form to
textural details
• Color Reproduction of Great
Vividness
• Great vividness across the
entire spectrum, including
brilliant reds, bright blues
and clear yellows
• Accurate Color
Reproduction
• True-to-life depictions of
difficult-to-reproduce colors
such as violet and various
greens
• Excellent Exposure • Accurate color reproduction even under fluorescent
Suitability even
lights
under Fluorescent
Lighting
4.
EXPOSURE GUIDE
Use an exposure meter for exposure determination.
If a meter is not available, refer to the following table.
Daylight Exposure Guide Table
Seashore
or Snow
Cloudy
Hazy
Scenes Bright
Light
Conditions Under Sunlight Sunlight Bright
Bright
Sun
Lens
Aperture
Shutter
Speed
(sec.)
f/22
f/16
f/11
f/16
1/500
Cloudy
Day or
Open
Shade
f/8
1/250
NOTES • 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
• Beautiful, natural skin tone
• Excellent Skin
rendition – a Fujifilm feature
Tone Reproduction
Fine
Weather
Light
Daytime
Conditions
Indoor
Scenes
Nighttime
Indoor
Scenes
(under
Fluorescent Light)
Evening
Scenes
Night
Scenes
It requires no color-compensating filters when used
under daylight conditions or with an electronic flash.
Lens
Aperture
f/2.8 to 4
f/2.8 to 4
f/2.8 to 4
f/2.8 to 4
1/60
1/30
1/60
1/30
2.
SPEED
Light Source
NOTE
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
3.
Shutter
Speed
(sec.)
EXPOSURES, PRODUCTION NUMBER
AND DX CODE
Exposures ............................ 15, 25 and 40 exp.
Production Number ............. CB01 and above
DX Code .............................. 37 – 2
5.
Since light intensities for indoor and night scenes
vary widely from location to location, the data above
should be used only as a guide.
EXPOSURE UNDER VARIOUS LIGHT
CONDITIONS
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.
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Electronic Flash
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•
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.
•
•
Electronic Flash Guide Number
Lens
(at ISO 400)
Aperture =
Electronic Flash-to-Subject Distance
(f-number)
(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.
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.
Fluorescent Lamps & High-Intensity Discharge
Lamps
•
For the best results, the following combinations of
color compensating filters are recommended.
However, for exacting work, test exposures are advisable.
High-intensity
Discharge
Lamp Type Day- Cool
Warm Deluxe Clear
White
light White
White
MerWhite
(W)
(D) (C.W)
(W.W) Mercury cury
Color
30C
40M
Compensat- 10M
—
10C
10C
+30M
+40Y
ing Filters* +10Y
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.
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.
6.
LIGHTING EQUIPMENT
The conditions of umbrellas, reflectors, diffusers and
like devices, could influence photographic light quality.
Periodically check lighting equipment for deterioration.
7.
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.
Exposure Time (sec)
1/4000 - 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.
Fluorescent
Exposure
Corrections** +1/3
—
+1/3
+1
+1/3
+1 1/3
* Fuji Color Compensating Filters (or Wratten CC 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.
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8.
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•
•
FILM HANDLING
Expose film before the expiration date indicated on
the film package and process as soon as possible
after exposure.
Expose camera-loaded film before the expiration
date and process immediately.
The following cartridge markings indicate the current status of the film. Make sure to verify the film's
status before loading the cartridge.
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Unexposed
2
Partially exposed (use of film can be
resumed on some cameras)
3
Fully exposed but unprocessed
4
Processed
The leading end (tongue) of the film remains inside
the cartridge until the cartridge is loaded into the
camera, at which time it is automatically extracted
and the camera readied for the first exposure. Film
cartridges should never be incorrectly handled,
such as opening the light-lock door or changing the
status indicator by rotating the cartridge spool.
The irreversible processed indicator,
next to the status
markings, should
never be broken off
until the film has been
processed.
NOTE
•
•
•
This film has a magnetic strip on which
exposure data are
recorded for later
use when prints of special quality are ordered and also
for imprinting exposure date on print.
X-ray equipment, used to inspect carry-on baggage at airport terminals, can cause film fogging.
Both exposed and unexposed films should be removed for manual inspection. As checked-in baggage is also X-rayed, film should be part of your
carry-on baggage whenever possible.
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.
Contains a magnetic strip. Keep away from magnetic fields.
9.
FILM STORAGE
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.
 ¼ Ordinary Storage: Protect from heat.

 ¼ 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 under 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
Processed negative strips are returned to the customer
inside the cartridge. Exposure to light, high temperature
and humid conditions can cause color changes in processed films. Therefore, store in dark, dry, cool and well
ventilated locations under the following conditions.
 ¼ General Storage:

25°C (77°F) at 30 to 60% RH

 ¼ Long-term Storage:

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.
10.
REORDERING BY INDEX PRINT
Each cartridge has an ID number and this is also imprinted on the back of each print, as well as on the index
print. When reordering a print, all that is required is the
frame number on the index print as it contains all the
images made from the roll of negatives. (In the Advanced Photo System, an index print is included when
prints are ordered with film processing.)
11.
PROCESSING
This film is intended for processing in Fujifilm Processes
CN-16, CN-16Q, CN-16FA, CN-16L, CN-16S or alternatively by Process C-41.
12.
JUDGING EXPOSURE RESULTS
nexia 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 0.76 and
0.97 (for exposures under recommended lighting and
with optimal film processing).
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13.
FILM STRUCTURE
14. DIFFUSE RMS GRANULARITY VALUE
......... 4
Micro-densitometer Measurement Aperture: 48 µm in diameter
Magnification: 12X
Sample Density: 1.0 above minimum density
15.
RESOLVING POWER
Chart Contrast
Chart Contrast
4
1.6 : 1 ................... 50 lines/mm
1000 : 1 ................... 125 lines/mm
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CHARACTERISTIC CURVES
17.
SPECTRAL SENSITIVITY CURVES
* Sensitivity equals the reciprocal of the exposure
(J/cm²) required to produce a specified density.
18.
MTF CURVE
19. SPECTRAL DYE DENSITY CURVES
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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. AF3-092E (EIGI-01.1-HB•15-1●) Printed in Japan