After finishing the pack of Fuji Fp100C in my Polaroid pack film camera I loaded it with Fuji FP3000B and I am smitten. While I enjoyed the results from the colour film I haven’t been completely sold on it. There is a coolness to the colour and the image clarity is not spectacular. With this faster black and white film (3000 ISO) though the camera is stopped down considerably allowing the lens to perform better. It just seems to be the right film for the camera and the era, you expect a black and white print to come out of this camera.
Actually it’s more like a black hole sun on my Fuji instant print. I’ve never seen this before but I believe it’s solarization. A quick look through my 1978 edition of The Manual of Photography explains that at a certain point of the exposure curve of a negative the density actually starts to decrease. It also suggests that the exposure required is ”commonly on the order of magnitude of one-thousand times greater than normal“ . That sounds like the sun to me.
In addition to pointing the camera straight at the sun I also used a Cokin 85C filter to make sure the image was nice and warm. I’ve found that FP100c produces prints on the cool side of the spectrum especially when compared to the Polaroid Spectra I’ve also been shooting.
Here is a digital shot I took just a little earlier.
As I shoot through my first pack of Fuji FP100c I hope to learn what works and what doesn’t with this film and camera (Polaroid 330) My initial reaction is that it doesn’t lend itself to taking close-ups or landscapes. The best shot so far has been a Portrait and maybe that is where the strength of this combination will be.