AF3-149E
COLOR REVERSAL FILMS
FUJICHROME ASTIA 100F Professional [RAP100F]
1. FEATURES AND USES
2. SPEED
FUJICHROME ASTIA 100F Professional [RAP100F] is
an ISO 100 daylight-type color reversal film for professional use. This film boasts smooth and natural skin
tone reproduction from the highlights to the shadows
and exceptionally fine grain of RMS* granularity 7.
These characteristics provide the film with one of the
world’s highest levels of color fidelity, making it ideally
suited for fashion photography and portraiture that demand exquisite skin tones and faithful costume rendition.
Light Source
Speed
Filter
Daylight
ISO 100/21°
None
Tungsten Lamps
No.80A**
ISO 32/16°*
(3200K)
(LBB-12***)
* Indicates the effective speed resulting from designated filter use.
** Wratten Filter
*** Fuji Light Balancing Filter (not available in certain markets.)
3. FILM SIZES, EMULSION NUMBER,
BASE MATERIAL AND THICKNESS
Features
• Excellent
Skin Tone
Reproduction
• Superb Color
Fidelity
Base
Emulsion Base
Number Material Thickness
Sizes
• Softest tones and subdued
colors among FUJICHROME
films, enabling skin tones to
be reproduced with smooth
and naturally continuous
gradation from the highlights
to the shadows
• Rolls*
135 .... 36-exp.
.... 36-exp. (5-roll and
20-roll packs)
35 mm × 30.5 m (100 ft.)
120 .... 12-exp.
.... 12-exp. (5-roll packs)
220 .... 24-exp. (5-roll packs)
• MCCL (Multi-Color-Correction Layer) technology and
new color materials that give
this film one of the world’s
highest levels of color fidelity
ideal for the reproduction of
costumes, accessories and
other subtly colored subjects
• Exceptionally
Fine Grain
of RMS
Granularity 7
• Exceptionally fine grain for a
reversal film (RMS granularity
value 7), making this film
perfect for the depiction of
smoother skin tones
• Improved Color
Image Stability
• New couplers incorporated
for sharply improved color
image stability (anti-fading
characteristics) compared
with existing reversal films
• Excellent Push-/
Pull-processing
Suitability
• Push-/Pull-processing from
-1/2 stop up to +2 stops with
minimal changes in color
balance and gradation,
allowing easy and precise
correction of exposure and
density, and providing
support for a wide range of
shooting situations
Cellulose
Triacetate
127 µm
98 µm
• Sheets*
4 × 5 in. (10.2 × 12.7 cm)
.... 10 sheets and 50 sheets
8 × 10 in. (20.3 × 25.4 cm)
........................... 10 sheets
QuickLoad 4 × 5 in. .. 20 sheets
#601 –
Polyester
175 µm
* Some sizes are not available in certain markets.
4. EXPOSURE GUIDE FOR VARIOUS
LIGHT CONDITIONS
Use a meter for exposure determination. If a meter is not
available, refer to the following table.
Light
Conditions
Lens
Aperture
Seashore or
Cloudy
Snow Scenes Bright
Hazy Cloudy Day or
under Bright Sunlight Sunlight Bright
Open
Sun
Shade
f/16
f/11
f/8
f/5.6
f/4
(Exposure time: 1/250 sec.)
NOTES
• The foregoing settings are for 2 hours after sunrise and 2 hours
before sunset.
• Provide a lens opening 1/2-stop smaller during the summer
and 1/2-stop larger during the winter (except for snow scenes).
• Excessively bright (or dark) or backlighted subjects may require
plus (or minus) 1-stop lens opening adjustments.
Daylight
Under normal daylight conditions, color balancing filters
are not necessary, but the following exposure conditions may require the indicated filters.
* RMS stands for “Root Mean Square”, a widely used standard
method for measuring the degree of grain in photographic film.
The lower the RMS number, the smaller the apparent grain.
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• A UV filter No. 2C* (SC-39 or SC-40)** or other appropriate ultraviolet absorbing filter is recommended for scenes that are shone upon by strong
ultraviolet light, such as seaside locations, snow
scenes, and bright distant views.
High Color Temperature:
Cloudy weather landscapes or
portraits in open shade in clear
weather.
Low Color Temperature:
Morning and evening twilight
scenes and portraits.
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Filter
No.81A*
(LBA-2)***
No.82A* or
No.82C* (LBB-2
or LBB-4)***
White
(W)
Color
Compensating Filters*
10B+5M
Daylight Cool White
(D)
(CW)
25R
Exposure
+1/2 stop +1 stop
Corrections**
• Excessively high or low color temperatures may require the following filters and exposure corrections.
Subject Conditions
Fluorescent
Lamp Type
Warm White
(WW)
15M+5B
No. 80C+10M
+2/3 stop
+1 stop
(Exposure time: 1/2 sec.)
Wratten Color Compensating Filters or Fuji Color Compensating
Filters are recommended.
NOTE: No. 80C is a Wratten Color Conversion Filter.
** Exposure correction values when using a filter relative to unfiltered exposure results. A “+” followed by a number indicates the
required increase in lens opening.
*
Exposure
Correction
+1/3
stop****
NOTES
+1/3 to
+2/3
stop****
• Use a shutter speed slower than 1/30 second.
• For shutter speeds of 2 minutes or more, exposure adjustments
will be necessary to compensate for reciprocity law failure.
Wratten Filter
Fuji Sharp-cut Filter
Fuji Light Balancing Filter (not available in certain markets.)
A “+” followed by a number indicates the required increase in
lens opening.
Tungsten Lamps
• A Wratten Filter No.80A (or Fuji Light Balancing Filter
LBB-12) is required when using 3200K tungsten lighting. A 1 2/3-stop larger lens opening is also required.
• If household tungsten lighting (room lamps, etc.)
constitutes the main source of illumination, in addition to the above filter a Wratten Filter No.82A (or Fuji
Light Balancing Filter LBB-2) is required, plus an aperture increase of 1/3 stop (total 2 stops).
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, use duration, etc.)
should be taken into consideration. Test exposures
are recommended.
• The use of a flash meter is advisable, but the following formula can also be used to obtain a satisfactory
lens opening.
Mixed Light Sources
Under mixed light conditions, the basic filter configuration should suit the main light source. In the case of
cameras with TTL metering, there is no need for additional exposure compensation for any CC filter(s) used.
Lens
Electronic Flash Guide Number (at ISO 100)
Aperture =
Electronic
Flash-to-Subject Distance (meters or feet)
(F-number)
5. LONG AND MULTIPLE EXPOSURE
COMPENSATION
• Set the film speed at ISO 100. Since the amount of
light reflected onto the subject from surrounding surfaces will differ with the conditions, refer to the flash
unit instructions.
No exposure correction or color balance compensation
is required for exposures within a shutter speed range of
1/4000 second to 1 minute. However, for exposures of 2
minutes or longer, ‘reciprocity law failure’-related color
balance and exposure compensations are required.
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 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
Exposure Time 1/4000 sec. – 1 min. 2 min.
Color Compensating Filter
Exposure
Corrections*
None
4 min.
8 min.
5B
5B
5B
+ 1/3
stop
+ 1/2
stop
+ 2/3
stop
* Exposure correction values when using a filter relative to unfiltered
exposure results. A “+” followed by a number indicates the required increase in the lens opening.
Multiple Exposures
No exposure correction or color balance compensation
is required for up to eight consecutive multiple exposures using an electronic flash.
Fluorescent Lamps
• The use of the following combinations of color compensating filters is advisable when photographing
under fluorescent lighting.
• For exacting work, however, test exposures are recommended because lamp brand and age may affect
light output and color balance.
NOTE
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Exposure correction values given above for long and
multiple exposures are for a reversal film with an average emulsion when processed under standard processing conditions. Therefore, use the data only as a
guide. For exacting work, test exposures are recommended under actual shooting conditions.
FUJICHROME ASTIA 100F Professional [RAP100F] • FUJIFILM PRODUCT INFORMATION BULLETIN
• Before use, films taken from cold storage should be
allowed to stand at room temperature for over 3
hours for refrigerated film, and over 6 hours for frozen
film. Long rolls such as 100 feet (30.5 m) will require
additional time. Opening a package/box of film that
is cold may cause harmful condensation.
6. EXPOSURE PRECAUTIONS
With artificial light, such as electronic flash, photoflood,
fluorescent, tungsten, high intensity discharge lamp
(metal halide, sodium, mercury vapor), etc., the lamp
output and color temperature may be affected by such
factors as brand, age of equipment and line voltage.
Reflectors and diffusers can also influence light intensity
and color temperature.
Processed Film
As with materials used in other products, the materials
used in photographic products will change over time.
Since film is usually used for the long-term recording of
memorable events, as much effort as possible is made
to use materials that exhibit the least amount of change
over time, but the effects of light, heat, oxygen in the air,
contaminating gases, humidity and mold cannot be
completely avoided. It is possible, however, to minimize
the change in the photographic image or base material*1
by maintaining the appropriate storage conditions for
films, 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*2 may
be expected to show almost no change over time.
7. FILM HANDLING
• 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, shield the film from the
sun with your body.
• Camera-loaded film should be exposed and processed immediately.
• Handle sheet film in total darkness. Avoid touching
the emulsion surface. (The use of a safelight will
cause fogging.)
• At airport and other terminals, unprocessed film
should be kept away from X-rays used to inspect
checked-in baggage. Strong X-rays can cause fogging of unprocessed film. Always place such film in
your carry-on baggage. (It is recommended that film
be placed in transparent plastic bags or net bags
through which the film is visible.) Film which may be
subjected to multiple X-ray inspections should be removed from carry-on baggage for visual (manual) inspection instead.
• 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.
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Storage Period with Almost No Change:
More than 20 years, Temperature: Below 10°C,
Relative Humidity: 30% – 50%
Ï Storage Period with Almost No Change:
10 – 20 years, Temperature: Below 25°C,
Relative Humidity: 30% – 50%
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Changes in the photographic image or base material generally take the form of reduced image quality (color fading). In
some cases, however, damage to the base material may be
caused by chemical changes that occur in the product when
placed in a closed environment under hot and humid conditions.
For the conditions indicated above, a well-ventilated place is
the ideal; however, since containers prevent the passage of
air, it is recommended that films be removed from containers
and ventilated about once a year. Ventilation should be done
during seasons in which the air is dry. Color reversal film
should either be mounted or inserted into sleeves.
8. FILM STORAGE
9. PROCESSING
Unprocessed Film
This film is designed for processing by Kodak Process
E-6, or Fujifilm Process CR-56, etc.
• Storing exposed or unexposed film under hot and humid conditions may adversely affect the speed, color
balance and physical properties of the film. Store
film under the following conditions.
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10. LIGHT SOURCES FOR VIEWING
Short-to-medium-term Storage:
Below 15°C (59°F) ...... (Refrigerator)
Ï Long-term Storage:
Below 0°C (32°F) ........ (Freezer)
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Use a standard transparency viewer. Visual responses
will differ with light source quality and brightness.
Therefore, employ a viewer which meets the ISO/ANSI
standard.
• Building materials, finishes used on newly manufactured furniture, paints and bonding agents may produce gases which could affect photographic film. Do
not store film, lightproof boxes of film, loaded cameras or film holders near these materials.
* The ISO standard (ISO/DP3664-2) specifies an illuminated
viewer surface with a color temperature derived from a CIE
illuminant D50 (D:Daylight) with a reciprocal color temperature
of 5000K, an average brightness of 1400cd/m² ± 300cd/m², a
brightness uniformity of more than 75%, a light diffusion level
of more than 90% and an average color rendition assessment
value of more than Ra90. Transparency viewers should meet
these standards.
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12. RETOUCHING AND BLEACHING
11. PRINTS AND DUPLICATES
Changes in density and color balance can be made by
using readily available retouching dyes. In regard to
bleaching, this film is more resistant to color dye fading
as compared with existing reversal films, as a result of
its improved color image stability (anti-fading characteristics).
This film can produce high-quality prints when used with
digital printers such as the Fuji Digital Minilab Frontier.
High-quality duplicates can be made on FUJICHROME
DUPLICATING FILM New CDU TYPE II (New CDU II).
13. PACKAGING
Size
135
120
Item
Contents
Film Box
New Exclusive Design
Identification Color: Violet Blue
Plastic Case
Same as the current product (Transparent container with a black cap).
Cartridge
New Exclusive Design
Identification Color: Violet Blue
Film Box
New Exclusive Design
Identification Color: Violet Blue
5-roll pack
Envelope
ASTIA 100F printed on aluminum envelope
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Size
120
Item
Backing Paper
and Seal
Contents
Backing paper: FUJICHROME Exclusive Design
Seal: Exclusive Design
Backing Paper
Top Seal
220
Film Box
End Seal
New Exclusive Design
Identification Color: Violet Blue
5-roll pack
Envelope
ASTIA 100F printed on aluminum envelope
Backing Paper
and Seal
Backing paper: FUJICHROME Exclusive Design
Seal: Exclusive Design
Backing Paper
Top Seal
Sheet
Film Box, Label
and Seal
New Exclusive Design
Identification Color: Violet Blue
14. SHEET FILM CODE NOTCHING
A notch code identifying this emulsion type is located in
the upper right-hand corner when the emulsion surface
is facing toward you. The same notch is provided for
QuickLoad type films.
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15. PROCESSED FILM EDGE MARKINGS*
<Rolls>
• 135 Size
Quality Assurance Code**
•35 mm × 30.5 m (100 ft.)
• 120 Size
• 220 Size
Emulsion Number
Film Designation
Emulsion Number
Film Designation
Quality Assurance Code**
Film Designation
Emulsion Number
Quality Assurance
Code**
Quality Assurance Code**
Film Designation
Emulsion Number
<Sheets>
• Standard Sheet Film
• QuickLoad
* The emulsion is on the opposite side. (Base side facing you)
** This code represents an identification marking enabling Fujufilm’s manufacturing quality control system to assure individual quality.
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Layer (Green-Color-Correction Layer)” has been incorporated that performs the “negative spectral sensitivity”
function of the human eye. Additionally, in order to enable more appropriate color reproduction with a higher
level of fidelity, ASTIA 100F has incorporated MCCL
Technology, as an extension of “4th Color Layer Technology”. This new technology has provided “Red-ColorCorrection Layer (5th Color Layer)” to enable more faithful color reproduction and excellent skin tone reproduction.
16. TECHNOLOGIES INCORPORATED
IN ASTIA 100F
16-1 PSHC (Pure, Stable & High-performance
dye-forming Coupler) Technology
The new couplers used in ASTIA 100F provide it with
high color purity, stability and color formation efficiency,
making possible color reproduction with unprecedented
fidelity and excellent image stability.
a) X-Coupler Technology:
This marks the first use in color reversal film of
Fujifilm’s new proprietary cyan coupler.
b) V-Coupler Technology:
New technologies have been incorporated with the
V-coupler applied in Fujifilm’s color papers and other
products to vastly improve color reproduction and
stability. The result is the new magenta coupler that is
incorporated in reversal films for the first time.
c) S-Coupler Technology:
In place of the yellow coupler used in FUJICHROME
films providing these films with Fujifilm’s trademark
color reproduction and stability, a new yellow coupler
has been incorporated to further boost these characteristics to even higher levels.
Compared with existing FUJICHROME films, the X, V
and S couplers have resulted in a drastic reduction in
auxiliary absorptive components (which cause muddiness) and provide high color stability.
16-3 MSSC (Multi-Structured Sigma Crystal)
Technology
This technology is incorporated in ASTIA 100F to improve upon the highly acclaimed ultra-fine grain emulsion technology used in PROVIA 100F, resulting in exceptionally fine grain of RMS granularity 7. This technology has greatly contributed to faithful color reproduction
and superb skin tone reproduction.
16-4 HTILE (Highly Tuned Inter-Layer Effect)
Technology
Achieving soft, beautiful and smoothly continuous color
gradation in skin tones requires not only smooth gradation, but also an inter-layer effect that has been exquisitely adjusted down to the finest details. With ASTIA
100F, clear skin tones with minimal muddiness are produced by the use of color materials of high purity. The
exquisitely adjusted gradation produced by MSSC
grains enables the reproduction of smooth skin textures, while the inter-layer effect, which has been precisely designed and adjusted down to the smallest of
details using computer simulations, makes possible
smoothness in skin tone continuity.
16-2 MCCL (Multi-Color-Correction Layer)
Technology
Not only has the spectral sensitivity of the three lightsensitive layers (R, G, B) been optimized, “4th Color
17. FILM STRUCTURE
Before
Processing
After
Processing
Protective Layer
Blue Sensitive Layer
(containing Colorless Yellow Coupler)
Yellow Positive Image
Yellow Filter Layer*
Green Sensitive Layer
(containing Colorless Magenta Coupler)
Magenta Positive Image
Red Sensitive Layer
(containing Colorless Cyan Coupler)
Cyan Positive Image
Red-Color-Correction Layer (5th Color Layer)
Green-Color-Correction Layer (4th Color Layer)
Antihalation Layer*
: Silver Halide
: Coupler
: Processing-induced Dye
Safety Film Base
Backing Layer**
* These layers become colorless and transparent after processing.
** The backing layer becomes colorless and transparent after processing, but it is not provided with 135 size film.
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18. DIFFUSE RMS GRANULARITY VALUE
................. 7
19. RESOLVING POWER
Chart Contrast
Chart Contrast
Read at a gross diffuse visual density of 1.0, using a 48micrometre aperture.
20. CHARACTERISTIC CURVES
1.6 : 1 .......................... 60 lines/mm
1000 : 1 ........................ 140 lines/mm
21. SPECTRAL SENSITIVITY CURVES
4.0
Exposure : Daylight, 1/50 sec
Process
: E-6/ CR-56
Densitometry : Fuji FAD-30S (Status A)
3.5
1.0
Sensitivity* (log)
Density (D)
3.0
2.5
2.0
1.5
1.0
Red
Green
Blue
0.5
0.0
-3.0
0.0
-1.0
0.0
1.0
Red
Sensitive
Layer
Process
: E-6/ CR-56
Densitometry : Fuji FAD-30S (Status A)
Density
: 1.0 above D-min
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-2.0
Green
Sensitive
Layer
Blue
Sensitive
Layer
400
500
Exposure [log H (lux-seconds)]
600
700
Wavelength (nm)
* Sensitivity equals the reciprocal of the exposure
(J/cm²) required to produce a specified density.
23. SPECTRAL DYE DENSITY CURVES
22. MTF CURVE
150
Exposure : Separated Light
Process : E-6/ CR-56
1.0
Spectral Diffuse Density
Response (%)
100
70
50
30
20
10
7
5
Exposure : Daylight
3 Process : E-6/ CR-56
2
1
5
10
Yellow
0.5
0.0
20
50
100
Cyan
Magenta
200
Spatial Frequency (cycles/ mm)
400
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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Ref. No. AF3-149E (EIGI-03.11-HB•5-3!) Printed in Japan