Fuji Provia 400X (35mm, 400iso) User-Review

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If you like to cross process your slide film and prefer high contrast but with only a subtle colourshift, this just might be the film for you!

When I first loaded this high-speed slide film into my Lomo LC-A I was expecting dramatic colour shifts and huge amounts of contrast when developed in C-41 chemicals, but when I got my scans back from the lab I was suprised to find I was only half right…huge contrasts but only a very subtle shift in colour! The film seems to prefer orange and red tones as opposed to the blues and greens produced by fan favourites such as Fuji Velvia and Agfa Precisa. Combine this with a fairly high amount of grain and the final result has a warm vintage feel without the colours being too washed out and dull.

Use a flash or the B setting on your camera for some seriously bold shots, and point your lens towards the sky (especially when the sun is setting) for some very smooth transitional colours without a massive amount of drama. Overexpose your shots by a stop or two and you’ll get some fantastic results!

written by minty on 2009-12-31 in #reviews #fuji #400iso #slide #35mm #provia-400x #lomo-lc-a

8 Comments

  1. falsedigital
    falsedigital ·

    Where'd you get those multi-colored records? They are pretty sweet.

  2. tallgrrlrocks
    tallgrrlrocks ·

    I love photo #5, too. Great review! I hope to get my hands on the ISO 400 ones, because the ISO 100s are the ones widely available here at my country.

  3. fancholland2
    fancholland2 ·

    Pretty cool shots and interesting comment. Got to try that one!

  4. ilovemydiana
    ilovemydiana ·

    thats why i like provia so much, giving it a good x-pro just gives it more of a punch not like velvia and others with a huge color shift. lovely shots!

  5. kylethefrench
    kylethefrench ·

    viva minty,

  6. stouf
    stouf ·

    Great film ! I'm a fan of the 120, processed in E6... Cool gallery !

  7. minty
    minty ·

    @falsedigital: you can get coloured vinyl records from pretty much any record store, i have at least a few hundred of them!

    thank you everyone for the kind words! this was the first film roll i used with my LC-A and although the results weren't what i expected, they were a welcome suprise. i will definitely give this film another go now i have a better feel for how the shots will come out.

  8. minty
    minty ·

    @falsedigital: you can get coloured vinyl records from pretty much any record store, i have at least a few hundred of them!

    thank you everyone for the kind words! this was the first film roll i used with my LC-A and although the results weren't what i expected, they were a welcome suprise. i will definitely give this film another go now i have a better feel for how the shots will come out.

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