The 6 Best Fujifilm 35mm and 120 Film Stocks 2021: A Hands On Review

Take that, now wind it back. Fujifilm offers both film and digital goods for every creative. Which do you prefer?

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Take that, now wind it back. We finally sell film cameras, stocks, and meters. Everything you need to start shooting film, from the brands you love. And if you’re new to film — even better! We’ve got all you need to keep you covered, including online lessons from the creatives you follow. We’re stoked on this one. Shop now, stay awhile.

Of course, with this latest addition to our repertoire, the team pulled together their hungriest film photographers to shoot for a weekend with some of Fuji’s best film stocks. While it pains us that their beloved Pro400H is no longer with us, we’ve made due with their other selects. Below are our images from that shoot (and beyond) to show you which of these are our favorites to work with.

At A Glance…

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A photo displaying red beams from Kyoto, Japan.

Shot by Mel Picardal.

Flowers graced upon a bamboo bar.

Shot by Mel Picardal.

The famous bamboo forest in Kyoto, Japan.

Shot by Mel Picardal.

Bright, plump Cherry blossoms in Japan.

Shot by Mel Picardal.

A human walking near a cherry blossom tree in Japan.

Shot by Mel Picardal.

A man walking across the street.

Shot by Mel Picardal.

To Know:

Professional-quality medium-speed, daylight-type, color reversal film with ultrafine grain (RMS : 8) and ultrahigh color saturation through the incorporation of new-generation cyan, magenta and yellow couplers. Suited especially to scenery and nature photography as well as other subjects that require precisely modulated vibrant color reproduction and high image quality.

What We Love:

Low ISO 100

Love a good, clean low ISO for bright sunny days.

Ultrahigh-Saturation Color Reproduction

Bold colors for the rich and powerful. Just a little more on the magenta side.

Super-Fine Grain

Clean and precise, steers clear from grain.

The Details:

Brand: Fujifilm

Price: Starting at $22.99

Product Type: 35mm and 120 Film

Best For: Creatives needing a more saturated film to fulfill their artistic measures.

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Cutie little dog on the snow in black and white.

Shot by Cody Turner.

The fairing sea waving around.

Shot by Cody Turner.

Three people standing on the edge of a cliff with their pup.

Shot by Cody Turner.

A dog standing atop a snowy cliff.

Shot by Cody Turner.

To Know:

Fujifilm Neopan 100 Acros II 120 is an orthopanchromatic black and white negative film characterized by its extremely fine grain structure and wide tonal range. Super Fine Grain Technology is employed to deliver the distinct tight grain structure and alignment along with high acutance and smooth tonal rendering to suit both scanning and enlarging applications. Its medium-speed ISO 100 nominal sensitivity suits working in a variety of outdoor conditions and enhanced reciprocity characteristics also benefit working with longer exposure times.

What We Love:

Low ISO 100

Love a good, clean low ISO for bright sunny days.

Orthopanchromatic B&W Negative Film

It's spectral sensitivity doesn't go very far towards the red end of the spectrum.

Broad Tonal Range and High Sharpness

Excellent processing characteristics with rich grading and outstanding sharpness.

The Details:

Brand: Fujifilm

Price: Starting at $11.99

Product Type: 35mm and 120 Film

Best For: Black and white lovers with a need for a film that features the world's highest standard in grain quality among ISO 100 films.

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Women amongst a mature citrus tree farm.

Shot on Superia 400 by Natalie Allen.

Woman glaring down the camera with a cheetah print hat.

Shot by Natalie Allen.

A beautiful alleyway in a small town of Greece.

Shot on Superia 400 by Natalie Allen.

Woman with long hair gracefully sipping a cuppachino in Italy.

Shot by Natalie Allen

To Know:

An all-around general-purpose, high-performance, high-speed color negative film delivering truly fine-grain. Superb for snapshots or action, in low light with flash, outdoors or indoors. Ideal for general use with compact zoom lens cameras.

What We Love:

Suitable for Multipurpose Shoots

Holds a lovely ISO of 400

Excellent Skin Tones

Produces a true to life tone across the whole image.

High Speed, Fine Grain

Not too grainy just the right amount for a clean picture.

The Details:

Brand: Fujifilm

Price: Starting at $13.99

Product Type: 35mm Film

Best For: Anyone looking to get their feet wet with fujifilm film stocks, including a budget friendly approach.

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Woman with florals against her face in a bandana.

Shot by Natalie Allen.

To Know:

Professional 35mm, high-image quality, daylight-type color reversal film with superb granularity, and world-class levels of image color saturation and vibrancy. Precise modulation, vivid color reproduction, and excellent image quality make this an outstanding film for nature, fashion, products, interiors, and artwork photography. Exceptional performance, ISO speed rating of 50, excellent results in push-/pull processing for a wide range of exposures.

What We Love:

ISO 50

One of the only film stocks to have a striking low ISO for extremely bright days.

Vibrant Color Reproduction

Extremely unique color palettes with a more magenta hue, perfect to offset bright and colorful scenes.

Fine Grain Quality

Fine, crisp, clean.

The Details:

Brand: Fujifilm

Price: Starting at $22.99

Product Type: 35mm Film and 120 Film

Best For: Professional photographers needing a reliable source of saturated goodness with a super low, fine grain ISO.

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Blue life houses placed upon each other with green grass.

Shot by Taylor Pendleton.

A soft sea with expansive views during blue hour.

Shot by Taylor Pendleton.

People on the beach during blue hour with lovely lines.

Shot by Taylor Pendleton.

To Know:

Professional-quality 120, medium-speed, daylight-type color reversal film with ultrafine grain, designed to provide medium color saturation and contrast compared to other films in the 100F series. Suited to a wide range of applications, such as product, landscape, nature and fashion photography as well as portraiture. Provides ideal color saturation and contrast, making it suitable for all types of subject matter, along with minimal variation in performance even in long exposures and the ability to be push-processed up to +2 stops with excellent results.

What We Love:

Made For Everything

Of the three FujiFilm slide films, Provia 100f is by far the most versatile.

Versatile

For being slide film it has decent exposure latitude, medium saturation and contrast.

Sensitive, Yet Powerful

Pay close attention to your exposure when shooting this film since all slide film doesn’t have high exposure latitude, meaning it doesn’t do too well with over exposure.

The Details:

Brand: Fujifilm

Price: $49.95 for a 5pck

Product Type: 35mm Film and 120 Film

Best For: Professional photographers needing a reliable source of saturated goodness with a super low, fine grain ISO.

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A blurry movement image of a woman in the bathtub with blue tones.

Shot by Dani Chase.

Harsh blue waters with wintery branches.

Shot on Fujicolor 200 by Dani Chase

A mossy green branch places upon the dead leaves.

Shot on Fujicolor 200 by Dani Chase

To Know:

Designed for flexibility and ease of use, Fujicolor C200 works equally well outdoors in daylight or indoors with flash. Enhanced color reproduction, sharpness, and smooth, fine grain.

What We Love:

Perfect For Beginners

It’s a low cost film for Fujifilm beginners nad starters needing something to fulfill both indoor and outdoor needs.

Same Vein as Kodak Gold

C200 is Fujifilm's budget mass-market colour film offering, occupying the same space as Kodak's ColorPlus and Gold in the ISO 200 category.

Cheaper, Yet Serviceable

It genuinely does a great job on the images for those looking to quickly pick them up at a grocery store.

The Details:

Brand: Fujifilm

Price: Starting at $12.99

Product Type: 35mm Film

Best For: Basic consumers need a film stock for a relatively cheaper price with still serviceable results that are clear and color rich.

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How We Tested

The Moment team is full of film photography buffs; we geek over which cameras to use, the difference in film stocks for certain environments, and which vintage strap from Grandpa’s closet will look best with our medium formats. When we heard that our team received a personal brand contact for Kodak, Fujifilm, etc. — we grew evermore stoked to be a part of the Moment team to launch our Film Store. Our supply coordinator, Amanda, sent the film photographers some stocks to test out over the course of a weekend for launch assets. I gathered some thoughts and opinions from the team for this article, as well as my own personal testament to each film roll (I’ve used all of these myself and can’t bring myself to choose which is my favorite!). My words may reign truth, but our teams’ example pictures are truly a testament to what each of these stocks are capable of. Hope you enjoyed it!

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