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KODAK Bright Sun & Flash Film / GB
KODAK GOLD 200 Film / GB

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KODAK Bright Sun & Flash Film is a color negative film that offers the best combination of color saturation, color accuracy, and sharpness at ISO 200. It is designed for general picture-taking situations in daylight or with electronic flash. You can also expose this film under photolamps (3400 K) or tungsten illumination (3200 K) with filters.

KODAK Bright Sun & Flash Film features excellent color accuracy and saturation and high sharpness and resolution. It also features wide exposure latitude—from two stops underexposure to three stops overexposure.

Other features include—



  • Excellent latent-image keeping characteristics
  • Excellent consistency
  • Excellent processing robustness
  • Similar printing characteristics
  • One-channel printing
  • High sharpness and high resolution
  • Excellent results for general-purpose photography
  • Great for enlargements
  • Designed for processing in KODAK FLEXICOLOR Chemicals for Process C-41
  • Exposure versatility
  • Designed for exposure by daylight and electronic flash
  • Scanning compatibility
  • High-quality results from digital output systems
  • Great prints from digital zoom and crop images

Storage and Handling

Load and unload your camera in subdued light.

Store unexposed film at 21°C (70°F) or lower in the original sealed package. Always store film (exposed or unexposed) in a cool, dry place. Process film as soon as possible after exposure.

Protect negatives from strong light, and store them in a cool, dry place. For more information on storing negatives, see KODAK Publication No. E-30, Storage and Care of KODAK Photographic Materials—Before and After Processing.

Darkroom Recommendations

Do not use a safelight. Handle unprocessed film in total darkness.


Film Speed

Use these speed numbers in the table below with cameras or meters marked for ISO, ASA, or DIN speeds or exposure indexes. Do not change the film-speed setting when you use a filter if your camera has through-the-lens metering. For critical work, make a series of test exposures.

ISO/DIN Speed and KODAK WRATTEN Gelatin Filter[a]


(3400 K)

(3200 K)


No. 80B

No. 80A

[a] For best results without special printing.


Use the exposures in the table below for average frontlit subjects from 2 hours after sunrise to 2 hours before sunset.

Lighting Conditions

Shutter Speed (seconds)

Lens Opening

Bright/Hazy Sun on Light Sand or Snow



Bright or Hazy Sun, Distinct Shadows[a]



Weak, Hazy Sun, Soft Shadows



Cloudy Bright, No Shadows



Heavy Overcast, Open Shade[b]



[a] Use f/5.6 for backlit close-up subjects.
[b] Subject shaded from the sun but lighted by a large area of sky.

Electronic Flash

Use the appropriate guide numbers in the table below as a starting point for your equipment. Select the unit output closest to the number given by your flash manufacturer. Then find the guide number for feet or meters.

To determine the lens opening, divide the guide number by the flash-to-subject distance. If negatives are too dark (overexposed), use a higher guide number; if they are too light (underexposed), use a lower number.

Unit Output (BCPS)[a]

Guide Number Distances in Feet/Meters





















[a] BCPS = beam candlepower seconds

Fluorescent and High-Intensity Discharge Lamps

For best results without special printing, use the color-correction filters in the table below as starting points when you expose this film under fluorescent and high-intensity discharge lamps. Use exposure times of 1/60 second or longer to avoid the brightness and color variations that occur during a single alternating-current cycle.

Actual filtration may vary between lamps and lamp manufacturers. Depending on the specific source, additional filtration or special printing may be required to achieve best results.

Fluorescent Lamp Type

KODAK Color Compensating Filter(s)

Exposure Adjustment



+ 2/3 stop


20C + 30M

+ 1 stop

Warm White


+ 1 stop

Warm White Deluxe

30B + 30C

+ 1 1/3 stops

Cool White


+ 2/3 stop

Cool White Deluxe

20C + 10M

+ 2/3 stop

Note: When you don't know the type of fluorescent lamps, try a 10C + 20M filter combination and increase exposure by 2/3 stop; color rendition may be less than optimum.

Type of High-Intensity Discharge Lamp

KODAK Color Compensating Filter(s)

Exposure Adjustment

High-Pressure Sodium Vapor

70B + 50C

+ 3 stops

Metal Halide

10R + 20M

+ 2/3 stop

Mercury Vapor with Phosphor

20R + 20M

+ 2/3 stop

Mercury Vapor w/o Phosphor (clear envelope)


+ 1 2/3 stops

Note: Some primary color filters were used in the tables above to reduce the number of filters and/or to keep the exposure adjustment to a minimum. Red filters were substituted for equivalent filtration in magenta and yellow. Blue filters were substituted for equivalent filtration in cyan and magenta.

Adjustments for Long and Short Exposures

You do not need to make any exposure or filter adjustments for exposure times of 1/10,000 second to 10 seconds with KODAK Bright Sun & Flash Film. We do not recommend exposure times longer than 100 seconds.


Use KODAK FLEXICOLOR Chemicals for Process C-41. For more information, see KODAK Publication No. Z-131, Using KODAK FLEXICOLOR Chemicals.

Judging Negative Exposures

You can check the exposure level of the color negative with a suitable electronic densitometer equipped with a filter such as the red filter for Status M Densitometry or a KODAK WRATTEN Gelatin Filter No. 92. Depending on the subject and the light source used for exposure, a normally exposed and processed color negative measured through the red filter should have the approximate densities listed below. These densities apply for the recommended light sources and correct processing of the negative.

Area on the Negative


KODAK Gray Card[a] (gray side) receiving the same illumination as the subject

0.85 to 1.05

Lightest step (darkest in the negative) of a KODAK Paper Gray Scale receiving the same illumination as the subject

1.25 to 1.45

Normally lighted forehead of person with light complexion[b]

1.15 to 1.45

Normally lighted forehead of person with dark complexion[b]

0.90 to 1.30

[a] KODAK Publication No. R-27
[b] Because of the extreme range in skin color, use these values only as a guide. For best results, use a KODAK Gray Card (gray side).

Printing Negatives

This film is optimized for printing on KODAK EDGE Generations, KODAK EKTACOLOR EDGE 8, KODAK ROYAL Generations, KODAK EKTACOLOR ROYAL VIII, KODAK EKTACOLOR EDGE 9 AP, and KODAK EKTACOLOR ROYAL IX AP, and KODAK PROFESSIONAL Color Metallic Papers. The film can also be printed on KODAK EKTACOLOR EDGE 7 Paper.

Make color slides and transparencies by printing the negatives on KODAK VERICOLOR Slide Film, KODAK PROFESSIONAL ENDURA Transparency Optical Display Material, or KODAK PROFESSIONAL ENDURA Clear Optical Display Material.

You can scan an image to a file and print digitally to KODAK PROFESSIONAL ULTRA ENDURA Paper, KODAK PROFESSIONAL Color Metallic Paper, KODAK PROFESSIONAL ENDURA Transparency Digital Display Material, KODAK PROFESSIONAL ENDURA Clear Digital Display Material, and KODAK PROFESSIONAL DURAFLEX® Plus Digital Display Material.

Make black-and-white prints on KODAK PANALURE SELECT RC Papers for conventional black-and-white processing or on KODAK PROFESSIONAL PORTRA Black & White Paper for Process RA-4. Starting recommendations for KODAK EKTACOLOR Edge 8 Paper are available online at www.kodak.com/go/ photofinishing.


Negatives on this film can be retouched on the emulsion side with retouching pencils, after applying a retouching fluid, such as KODAK Retouching Fluid.

Image Structure

Print Grain Index

The Print Grain Index number refers to a method of defining graininess in a print made with diffuse-printing illumination. It replaces rms granularity and has a different scale which cannot be compared to rms granularity

  • This method uses a uniform perceptual scale, with a change for four units equaling a just noticeable difference in graininess for 90 percent of observers.
  • A Print Grain Index rating of 25 on the scale represents the approximate visual threshold for graininess. A higher number indicates an increase in the amount of graininess observed.
  • The standardized inspection (print-to-viewer) distance for all print sizes is 14 inches, the typical viewing distance for a 4 x 6-inch print.
  • In practice, larger prints will likely be viewed from distances greater than 14 inches, which reduces apparent graininess.
  • Print Grain Index numbers may not represent graininess observed from more specular printing illuminants, such as condenser enlargers.

The Print Grain Index number listed in this publication applies to the following standards:

Negative size:

24 x 36 mm
(135-size standard format)

Print Size in inches:

4 x 6

Print Size in centimeters:

10.2 x 15.2



Print Grain Index number:



These graphs are designed to be printed in landscape mode. They will print properly on most printers in their current page set-up of 100%. However, some printers may require adjustments to the browser page set-up in order to have the graph print on a single 8 1/2 x 11 inch sheet of paper.


Curve Daylight; Process C-41, Status M Densitometry; Log H Ref is -1.14

Spectral Sensitivity

Curve Effective Exposure 1/100 sec; Daylight; Status M Densitometry; 0.2 > D-min

Spectral Dye Density:

Curve Typical Densities for D-min and Midscale Neutral Subject

Note: If you have questions or need assistance, contact your local Kodak representative.

Note: The contents of this publication are subject to change without notice.

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NOTICE: The data in this publication represent product tested under the conditions of exposure and processing specified. They are representative of production coatings, and therefore do not apply to a particular box or roll of photographic material. They do not represent standards or specifications that must be met by Eastman Kodak Company. The company reserves the right to change and improve product characteristics at any time.

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