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Review on the Violet Ranger: the Fuji T64 Pro

Fuji T64 Pro is like an artist with a limited palette. Please approach him only if you need PURPLE or VIOLET!

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You know sometimes you just have to admit how surprised you are while admiring the amazing cross processed scans you get from the lab, especially from a slide film that you never personally tried before. One of the most fantastic slide films that I have exposed in my life, in fact, had stayed in the fridge for a year before I loaded into my beloved LC-A+. It is the violet-filled Fuji T64 Pro.

Photo by an_lai_drew

The end of a long period of project submissions means the start of taking more photographs. So I loaded the dead-frozen film in my LC-A+ to try out the long-renowned purple quality of the film.

After reading some information online, I learned that the purple or some say blue will only prevail under cloudy or overcast weather. Well too bad, I am living in a tropical country, but violet is not too bad, right?

I love how the cross processing emphasized the strong contrast on the shadows, as if it has increased the depth of the photos.

The film also produces beautiful portraits. With limited light source, a gentle splash of flash is enough to do the artistic push it needs.

ISO 64 means you have more than enough steps to have multiple exposures with the minimum setting of ISO 100 by the Lomo LC-A+. If you want to play safe, dial to ISO 200.

This film just B-L-E-W me away, I will say. With little bit of luck, the chemical spice has transformed all my lomographs into paintings drenched in violet, like an artist that run out of other colors like blue or green (or even yellow).

Shooting Fuji T64 Pro 35mm during the daylight will yield a moody and awesome blue tone throughout your whole image, while using a yellow flash will create a natural-white subject in a bizarre bluesy world. See the whole range of colour slides in our Shop.

written by an_lai_drew

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