Mix a roll of Fuji Provia 100F daylight color reversal 35mm film with cross processing and call your dish greenscale film! That’s what I got when I tried it out — a torrent of green!
Last October, I was doing an Interrail travel through Central and Southeastern Europe. When I was staying in this beautiful city of Budapest for a few days, I had to realize that I would spendt all the rolls of Agfa CT I had brought, before leaving. So, I was worrying about where to get a good color reversal film. Luckily, I discovered a photo shop at Rákóczi road right next to my hostel. Polite people there sold me my first ever roll of Fuji Provia 100F. This roll was supposed to be filled with memories of the next stop: Vienna.
Back home, I ordered this film to be cross processed in the Lomo Lab. Here is what I got. It seems that almost all colors nature has to offer map to a scale of saturated and bright green hues. These greenscale hues vary from yellowish ones, to pure greens, to bluish ones.
When cross-processing this film, only powerful red and bluish hues aren’t turned into greens, though these colors get slighty shifted as well.
This fim features a very fine grain. You can get very sharp and crisp images…
…and also very nice blurry ones!
Being ISO 100 actually means it’s a film for daylight shooting, but with a powerful lens you can use this film at dusk and poor light conditons without a tripod or flash anyway.
But these long exposures were shot using a tripod.
I like the overall quality of the film. It has very fine to not visible grain and offers a very nice contrast.I think the overall image quality is much better compared with Agfa CT Precisa.
The price — it’s not one of those cheaper films available.
The color shift is a matter of taste, but I’d use this film only on special occasions again. I don’t like that much green all the time. But that’s up to everyone and doesn’t diminish the very high quality of this film.
Fuji Provia 100F 35mm is just the thing when you don’t want to be slapped around the face with saturation but equally don’t fancy understatement in your images. Provia is strong and saturated, but never overdone – even when cross processed. See the whole range of colour slides in our Shop.