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2022's new "Fujifilm 200 color negative" film obviously manufactured by Kodak


In early 2022 Fujifilm discontinued selling its previous ISO 200 color negative film "Fujicolor C200" on the US market. Fujifilm had previously described the photographic and processing characteristics of said film to be "almost the same as those for the current SUPERIA 200" which is also long gone. This claim is to be found in the datasheet (AF3-0249E) for that film.

As a replacement Fujifilm now offers a film named "Fujifilm 200 color negative" (depicted) and kindly published a datasheet (CLN-2111CA) for the new film, which is not always a given for consumer grade products.

To us this also seems to imply that there is no secrecy involved in what must have been a business decision to them but will come as a surprise to many photographers.

The new Fuji datasheet is special enough to write this short text about it.


It clearly departs from the graphics made and used by Fujifilm for characteristic curves, spectral sensitivity curves and spectral dye density curves in the past few decades. Having looked at so many data sheets over the years it immediately stuck out to us that the new graphics match the ones issued by Kodak when it comes to the look of the axis and the typography.

In fact it turned out that all three mentioned curve graphics are identical to those published in the 2007 and 2016 versions of the datasheet on "Kodak Gold 200" film (e-7022) by Kodak Alaris. The 2016 update on that datasheet number was solely about the removal of the Kodak Gold 100 film type due to its discontinuation and the brand change from Kodak to Kodak Alaris.

Proof that the latest Fujifilm film is a Kodak

We'll only show you the characteristic curves issued by Kodak Alaris and Fujifilm respectively for comparison here: Kodak Gold 200, Fujifilm 200 color negative, blend of the two at 50% opacity. The other mentioned graphics are identical as well.

We later found that the folks at dpreview.com asked Fujifilm about this matter in a post and Fujifilm's reply was slightly ambiguous yet clear enough:

"Fujifilm works with a pool of valued partners around the world as part of the production process to ensure we can continue to deliver high-quality imaging products to delight customers." 

Other world regions' websites like this one from Fujifilm Germany at the time of writing still list "Fujicolor C200" as a product.

The equivalent from Fujifilm USA does not. Hence it is still unknown whether this is a test, an intermezzo or the beginning of the demise of actual Fujifilm color negative emulsions, not that there were many left of late.