Fuji Provia (120, 400 iso) user-review

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Like a instant image: Lately, instant photography is getting rare and at certain places, the possibility of having a film for it requires some skillful hunting. Surprisingly, this one can be your quick fix...

Like a instant image: Lately, instant photography is getting rare and at certain places, the possibility of having a film for it requires some skillful hunting. Surprisingly, this one can be your quick fix…

I had shot with an expired Fuji Provia 400F one rainy day. The fog is inevitable to appear afterwards, nevertheless I think the lighting conditions is enough for a 400-speed film. I deliberately took a few shots but ended up finishing an entire roll. Then I have it cross-processed immediately, later upon seeing my photos I was so surprised on their outcome! The colour shift is there but there is a slight distortion, quite like an effect you can get on an instant film (I think), such as Polaroid but it is much more greener and of course the fog itself helped to achieve this kind of look.

Fuji Provia 400F is the best of its kind not only because it is fine grain but also a versatile trooper. It never fails to give enough colour saturation and contrasts (especially when cross-processed) even when you are unsure of the lighting conditions, still it manages to take a good photo which is evident in my shots.

Since then, this has become my film of choice! But no matter how you use or handle this film, It’ll make you excited on what magic it can do and perhaps you’ll find yourself asking for more!

written by hhjm on 2009-02-09 in #reviews #expired-film #fuji #provia #120 #x-pro #slide

13 Comments

  1. vicuna
    vicuna ·

    magic foggy shots.... almost surreal...!

  2. oldskool_rider
    oldskool_rider ·

    yeah, this truly is a great film!

  3. dirklancer
    dirklancer ·

    cool shots!

  4. hhjm
    hhjm ·

    Thanks, my best fan vicuna and oldskool_rider

  5. hhjm
    hhjm ·

    thanks, dirklancer//

  6. sonjabean
    sonjabean ·

    I love this film. It's just about all I use in my Holga.

  7. lomosexual_manboy
    lomosexual_manboy ·

    I could see how some might be upset getting these results, but I think they are magnificent. These would make good prints. They are so eerie like a really old photograph. Great stuff.

  8. trash-gordon-from-outer-space
    trash-gordon-from-outer-space ·

    They could come right out of a vintage Horror-Movie. Very creepy. I love Nr. 6 because of the red fruits (?) and the graphic almost painted look.

  9. azurblue
    azurblue ·

    Very, very strange colors but very pleasant atmosphere !
    Not the usual colors of the provia I use...

  10. thaiseb
    thaiseb ·

    Really nice ! What camera did you use ?

  11. hhjm
    hhjm ·

    @thaiseb
    Thanks, I shot with Lubitel 166

  12. fookshit
    fookshit ·

    fantastic gallery.

  13. sibu_sen
    sibu_sen ·

    Amazing! Love it. I tried x-proing this film but it was just so green and grainy I thought… Think I need to try more! :D

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