Fuji Velvia 50: The Film with Earth Colours

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Hello everyone! In this article, I am introducing a slide film which is uncommon for lomographers. It is Fuji Velvia 50, as stated from the name, it is an ISO 50 slide film. I think most of the lomographers will be thinking of reddish colours when they see the word Velvia. But not for Fuji Velvia 50. The colours you will get are extremely amazing!

Fuji Velvia 50 was the original film when Fuji Velvia first started to introduce Velvia. Yes, it is an ISO 50 slide film, an uncommon ISO for films, right? At first I thought so too, but not after I tried out my first roll. The colors it produces are amazing and there are no other words to describe it except amazing high contrast!

Unlike Fuji Velvia 100 which gives you the strong reddish colour even if you expose it well with strong sunlight, Fuji Velvia 50 gives almost the natural colour with a thin green and white tint over it. If you look at the photos above, you will get a nice blue color for a sky shot, if not a natural green and white tint for a ‘normal’ sky shot. Personally, I think that Fuji Velvia 50 is the most natural colored slide film from Fuji. But at the same time, it still gives the cross-processed color (high contrast), which lomographers love! There is only one requirement to use this slide film: a camera which allows you to set it to ISO 50. I used a Lomo LC-A for it. It’s worth spending money to get a camera that you are able to set at ISO 50 because you get really amazing results from this slide film. So I hope after reading this review, more lomographers will try Fuji Velvia 50!

Fuji Velvia 50 RVP 35mm is super-saturated and as high-res as film can get. When cross-processed, greens become greener and reds and yellows pop. See the whole range of colour slides in our Shop.

written by bao_wei on 2012-05-04 in #reviews

6 Comments

  1. permafrost
    permafrost ·

    how interesting that yours turned out more soft in color! mine turned extremely green with crazy contrast: www.lomography.com/homes/permafrost/albums/1738965-fuji-vel…

  2. jeffr
    jeffr ·

    just got 4 rolls of this stuff today for less than a dollar! can't wait to try em out!

  3. bao_wei
    bao_wei ·

    Permafrost: I shot it at iso50, u? Your colours are nice too!
    jeffr: You got them real cheap! From eBay? Yes try it out, the colour is amazing!

  4. jeffr
    jeffr ·

    i bought out the film at the photo tent this year at the bi-annual VNA rummage sale in New Jersey - 5 rolls for $1. And out of several bags I scored 4 rolls of velvia 50! i'm sure they're expired - hope they're still good tho :)

  5. hervinsyah
    hervinsyah ·

    @jeffr 5 rolls for $1? You should write an articele about that sale. I buy Fuji Velvia 50 about 2 years ago which cost Rp 42.500 (S5) but it's the most cheapest slide film in my hometown www.lomography.com/homes/hervinsyah/albums/1800701-fuji-vel…

  6. jeffr
    jeffr ·

    @hervinsyah yeah, everything is insanely cheap at the rummage sale. I'll definitely write an article or blog about it. I mentioned it in this article www.lomography.com/magazine/lifestyle/2012/02/28/secondhand… It's where I got my Yashica D TLR

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