Cheap Film Comparison – Kodak Gold 200 & FujiFilm C200

When it comes to affordable daylight film, both Kodak Gold 200 & FujiFilm Fujicolor C200 are great options!   Both are very affordable and can be found at a local drug store.  Both have a relatively fine grain and decent exposure latitude.  Kodak Gold 200, when exposed well, produces subtle, true-to-life tones. Gold 200 has a bit more warmth than Fujicolor C200 which has cooler magenta tones.  Fujicolor C200 has a bit more contrast and saturation.

It comes down to tones and temperature.

Which cheap 35mm film should you choose?

If you like warmth and rich reds and yellows
we recommend Kodak Gold 200
If you like cooler tones that lean towards magenta and green
we highly recommend Fujicolor c200


Gold 200 vs. Fujicolor C200

The Kodak Gold 200 was shot in a Nikon FM3a – Ultron 40mm f/2 by Trev Lee and the Fujicolor C200 was shot in a Nikon F3 – 35mm f/2.8 by Jonathan Paragas.

Gold 200
FujiColor C200

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4 replies on “Cheap Film Comparison – Kodak Gold 200 & FujiFilm C200”

Did the image labels get swapped? The article states, “If you like warmth and rich reds and yellows we recommend Kodak Gold 200. If you like cooler tones that lean towards magenta and green we highly recommend Fujicolor c200”. However,
every single one of the images labeled Gold 200 shown here look noticably cooler. The yellows aren’t as orange and shadows have a green cast. On the other hand most of the ones labeled as C200 have an overall warmer tint. The second pair of images (facing the bridge) demonstrates what I mean perfectly. This makes me think the images are labelled incorrectly

I think it’s the new “Fuji 200” which is just repackaged gold, since Fuji is having trouble getting shipments here to North America. 200 says Made in the USA on the box while Superia still says Made in Japan…

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