Scenes from a Weekend


Yes, they are a little surreal, but that is just “business as usual” around here.


This is Superia 400 Xtra pushed to 800 (I think I actually prefer it this way…) developed for 4:30, and scanned on the Pakon.

Bear in mind: This is only part-way down the rabbit hole, my friends…












5 thoughts on “Scenes from a Weekend

    • mewanchuk says:

      Hi Joe,

      The 200 is an easy (and nice looking) push to 400, and the 400 obviously works well, with a little more grain.
      I generally do not buy 800 speed films as they are inordinately pricey, and pushed 400 works just as well. I have not taken it farther than one stop.
      There is a 1600 speed Fuji (Natura is the one I have used, although there is an expensive Superia variant as well…) which is quite grainy, but has great color preservation. I have not tried pushing it, but to be honest, I’m not sure I’d want to!!

      As an aside, I have seen Portra 400 pushed nicely to 1600 and even 3200…long development times, but decent results!

      All the best,

      • Joe shoots resurrected cameras says:

        Thanks for the info. Superia 400 was my go-to film for years and I love it quite a lot. I only ever bought one 4-pack of 800 speed, but I didn’t find the added cost too much to bear if I needed the extra stop. The possibility of pushing it however, never occurred to me, and if I did my own developing I’d certainly try it out!

  1. Karim Ghantous says:

    As usualy, lovely photos.

    I think there’s something very special about Fuji colour negative film. Sometimes it’s more obvious, sometimes not. Portra is technically superior, yes, but Superia looks nicer IMO. Ironically, it has the richness that movie film has which Portra does not seem to have.

    If you haven’t already, watch ‘Magnolia’. Not only is it (IMHO) a superb movie, it looks fantastic. It was shot in anamorphic 35mm. Once you key into that ‘look’, you can’t ever ignore it.

    • mewanchuk says:


      I have to agree–I quite prefer the profile of the Superia 200–especially pushed.

      I’ll keep an eye out for the movie…


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