Fuji Provia 400X
Fuji 400X (RXPIII). You can get it at Adorama. It helps me keep adding to this site when you get yours through these links, thanks! Ken.
I tried a sample roll of Fuji 400X (ISO 400).
Fuji 400X is a fast film I might pull out in low light, if I have no DSLR handy. DSLRs are faster and cleaner in low light than this, or any, film.
It's not that much grainier than my ISO 50 Velvia. Unlike digital, film has grain even at slow speeds, so faster film doens't get that much worse as you go to higher ISOs. This is quite different from DX DSLRs, which get very nasty very wuickly after you exceed about ISO 1,600.
Fuji 400X looks great for its intended use. It's quite clean, and the colors are swell. Nothing looks like Velvia 50, of course, but for what I'd shoot at ISO 400, this seems like the ticket.
The only downside to Fuji 400X is that it is much more expensive than other film; about $10 a roll at deep discount. All this speed with all this quality doens't come cheaply.
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