Fuji Provia 1600. Unique high-speed slide film. Cross it. Nuff said.
I got a single roll of Fuji Provia 1600. To my knowledge, this awesome film is deadstock. Get it while it’s still available (and get me some rolls too while you’re at it)!
Now that I begun with a flashback, namely the conclusion as introduction, let’s fill in the blanks.
There are not many sensitive slide films out there. Most of the time it is difficult to get a 400 ISO slide film.
Oh, wait. Provia 1600 is also really a 400 ISO film. Just one that pushes remarkably well, even to 3200!
If you have always wanted to capture the night in xpro without using flash, then this is your film! It is super fast and the grain is not too obtrusive. You can shoot this baby in near darkness and still get images, especially when used in combination with a fast glass beauty such as the Lomo L-CA+ (which is what I did btw)!
Of course, I didn’t want to waste such a lovely slide film to straight E-6! I’m all about the xpro! And I must say, Provia 1600 delivers. Predominant green hues when at the brink of underexposure, but when there is ample light, then the tones are accentuated, contrast added, in some case more pastel, just gorgeous!
This is a film that you definitely have to try out!