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!