Review – Fuji Natura Classica with Fuji Tungsten T64!

So… In the previous review you’ve seen how this small yet capable camera can do in low-light conditions. This review will show you how the camera handles daylight, loaded with some Tungsten film and x-pro-ed (cross-processed)!

I have that ONE precious roll of Fuji Tungsten T64 (ISO 64) which I got as part of the lot of films I bought off some guy. So I was a little reluctant to use it. Well, we want to save that special few rolls for one day where we finally feel like we’ve found the rightful purpose to shoot and expense it.

So, cut to the chase – I finally shot that roll on this outing (if you want to know when is the next outing, follow me here and here) with some of the local lomo-folks. I must say, the pairing of Fuji Natura Classica, a fast (due to the large aperture) compact with the slow (low ISO, ie light sensitivity) film was marvelous!

I was worried that the low ISO of the film might affect how the photos might turn out but the automatic reading of the DX code on the film cassette was a blessing to have! The camera’s small size and silent shutter allowed me to snap inconspicuously.

Even objects on the move are able to be captured clearly.

On white or very pale backgrounds, you would notice the vignetting quite easily.

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Our Glorious Dead

From the legendary Fuji Natura Classica, see my review of the camera here!

Camera: Fujifilm Natura Classica
Film: Lomography Color Neg 800 (35mm)

Location: Esplanade Park, Aug 2011

P.S: To all readers of awesomesther.com, I apologize for the lack of posts/updates. I did not abandon the site, keep checking back ok? I will try to update more! (Loads of films not developed/scanned/uploaded!)

Review – Fuji Natura Classica: A Camera That Sees the World Like You Do

Fuji Natura Classica — it’s a handy little camera, fairly lightweight and easily stows away in a small bag or a big pocket. It’s really quiet, and stealthy, great for street photography! And its ability to shoot indoors and in lowlight is what attracted me at first.

The Fuji Natura Classica is a handy little point-and-shoot camera. It fits nicely into your hand and it’s really light too.

  • Dimensions: 109.5mm×62.0mm×36.0mm
  • Weight: 155g w/o battery
  • Uses one lithium CR2 battery
  • Super-EBC Fujinon 28-56mm f/2.8-5.4 zoom lens
  • Autofocus ranging from 0.4m to infinity
  • NP (natural photo) mode that measures the brightness range of the subject and
    adjusts exposure according to natural light
  • 5 exposure modes available:
    slow-shutter, red-eye reduction, self-timer, remote control, landscape

It can be easily stowed away in a small bag or a big pocket. Plus, it’s really quiet, and stealthy — great for street photography!

When switched on, the lens will protrude slightly, and the LCD on top will be activated. You will see the “NP” icon when you load fast films (ISO 800 and above). It means the Natural Photo mode is activated. I tried the camera first with a roll of Lomography Color Neg 800 ISO and later with a roll of Fujifilm Natura 1600, which was specially designed for the Fuji Natura Classica Camera.

Not to mention, it packs in a pop-up flash which can be activated via the little button at the side. So, even if you do not want/have fast films, you can use the built-in flash!

However, with it being a fairly automated camera, means that there is little we can do with the settings. And, it reads the DX code off the film, so it would not work with films without the DX code. Of course, you can actually meddle with the DX code to fool the camera into thinking it’s a fast film when it’s not. Furthermore, it does not accept any external flash or accessories.

Despite its shortcomings, I must say it’s a great camera and fairly easy to use (I jumped straight into using it w/o fussing over any instruction manual). Don’t be fooled into thinking that this camera is only made for indoors or low light, though it does work very well in those circumstances, take it out into the great outdoors and see it shine too!

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