Fuji Velvia 50 RVP 35mm: A Film with Dual Personality

2012-04-18 2

The Velvia I used seemed to behave differently – it was like having both colour negative and slide film!

Photo via Fuji Lab

I had the chance to try out the Fuji Velvia 50 on my recent trip to Oxford. I loaded it into my newly-purchased Horizon Perfekt, so some of the shots might not turn out properly exposed as I fiddled around with the settings quite a little.

The cross-processed results came back as an interesting compilation of two different tone groups – about half of it looked like the typical slide film colours with high contrast and wild saturation, while the other half appeared more natural like a negative film.

Credits: shuttersentinel17

The gallery above shows some shots that were expected from a slide film with Velvia 50’s cool hues. The photos were coated in a tint of green , with the skies showing some turquoise as well. Yellow is also prominent in brighter areas, especially the highlights. I am not entirely sure if this film is good to shoot foliages and landscapes, as cross processing the film made everything green and overwhelmed the natural colours of grass and some yellow/white flowers.

Credits: shuttersentinel17

Meanwhile, the gallery above showed shots that turned out more subtle. They still have hints of green like the rest, but the contrast appeared smoother and the saturation is not as crazy as the previous gallery. I suppose the intensity of sunlight played a part, but throughout my 2 days there the weather was pretty consistent.

Credits: shuttersentinel17

Indoor shots were quite subtle as well, but since the roof is glass, I suppose that the results would be similar to a cloudy day shot.

This is a great film to use, but for greenish/bluish hues, I still prefer the Provia. As for Velvia I prefer to use 100F for truly unpredictable results!

Fuji Velvia 50 RVP 35mm is super-saturated and as high-res as film can get. When cross-processed, greens become greener and reds and yellows pop. See the whole range of colour slides in our Shop.

written by shuttersentinel17 on 2012-04-18 #gear #blue #turquoise #rvp #35mm #oxford #cool #50 #review #horizon #perfekt #yellow #uk #fuji #green #velvia

2 Comments

  1. dollymixture
    dollymixture ·

    Love the dinosaur shot in the last slideshow, amazing.

  2. zekalinova
    zekalinova ·

    i love the wide effects which is created by your camera!! it's dazzling! :D

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