This film is worth trying out, so, just buy/borrow/exchange/steal one and have fun with Fuji Velvia 50! Take a look at some of the photos I shot with it after the jump!
Slide film is luxurious for someone like me who is living in Bandung City, West Java, Indonesia. Two years ago, we only had two stores selling slide film (now only one store selling 120 slide film after Kodak closed their factory and analog folks in town bought all of their stock). So, when I found this Fuji Velvia 50 RVP slide/positive film ISO 50 at Seni Abadi, the first (and automatically the oldest) photo studio in Bandung, I was very happy and I decided to use it as soon as the sun was shining brightly.
Since lot of people say that ISO 50 is a low ISO and only shoot with when the sun is shining brightly, I used it when my family and I visited my paternal grandfather’s hometown at Parigi, Ciamis, West Java, Indonesia.
I forgot how many Fuji Velvia films I bought, but I have at least three for my new cameras (at that time): Lomography Horizon Perfekt, and for my future LC-Wide (still saving money for it though). I also saved some for DIY redscaling (the one that always gets people laughing at me).
It’s kind of silly because when I had it scanned, the lab produced a night vision-looking photo:
When I tried to re-scan it at the same lab the other day, the result is still unsatisfying to me. Until the next year, I finally found out from LomoGuru adi_totp that my N & B setting were switched. That was why my photos were always under or over exposed.
Whoops, what am I talking about, I haven’t talk about the color yet. Ok, when you hear FUJI you must be imagine GREEN kind of thing. Yes, Fuji Velvia 50 were very green in my fish eye 2 lens
But it’s lomography, so just like John Lennon sang, “You don’t know what you got, until you lose it!”