Velvia 50: Of Saturated Colors & Painterly Shots


Fuji Velvia 50 is the first-ever slide film I bought, and after shooting a roll of it using my Holga CFN, I immediately got hooked. The vibrant colors and over-the-top saturation that it delivers are to die for!

Fuji Velvia 50 never fails to surprise and impress me. It can render vivid blues, yellows, and greens. Orange turns towards red. My shots sometimes get a bit pinkish. The color saturation is always unpredictable, that’s why I love it. The sharpness and quality of your shots depend on the contrast of light. You’ll never know what’s going to come out!

Since it only has a 50 iso, I only use it outdoors, specifically in capturing landscapes and skies. It seems to work fantastic in subjects with lots of colors like flowers or trees. If you’re into landscapes, you never go wrong with this film!

But what I like most about this film is that it’s able to produce hyper-saturated images that look like paintings! Velvia shots are always fancy, dramatic and more saturated than in real life.

Fuji Velvia 50 is a fantastic slide film to shoot. Go ahead and try a roll. It will surely become one of your favorite films in no time.

written by antibiotyx on 2010-08-01 #gear #medium-format #slide #120 #review #colors #fuji #velvia #xpro #holga #user-review


  1. panelomo
    panelomo ·


  2. paramir
    paramir ·

    I love your gallery! beautiful shots. somehow I still did not try this one, shame on me... great review!

  3. myloveletter
    myloveletter ·

    I have only tried velvia 100, and 50 seems so different! Great gallery! I must try 50...

  4. lawypop
    lawypop ·

    i luv BLUE tones! :)

  5. antibiotyx
    antibiotyx ·

    @panelomo hehe. good thing there are lots of velvia here.
    @paramir @myloveletter thanks! you should try it out soon. ;)
    @lawypop me too! esp. the rendition of blue skies.

  6. tallgrrlrocks
    tallgrrlrocks ·

    wow! I really like the painterly effect. Gusto ko nang subukan :))

  7. antibiotyx
    antibiotyx ·

    @tallgrrlrocks subukan mo na! try looking for velvia films on ebay. i bought 1 pack of expired velvia (5 rolls) for 900php. ;)

  8. swindeorin
    swindeorin ·

    lovely shots!!

  9. mikahsupageek
    mikahsupageek ·

    i luve the velvia50 too =)…
    and like you said, with it you can't go wrong =) beautiful shots !

  10. ilovemydiana
    ilovemydiana ·

    im going to buy a bulk pack soon but i have never shot it.

  11. antibiotyx
    antibiotyx ·

    thanks! @swindeorin
    @mikahsupageek lubitel + velvia 50 make a good tandem. nice album!
    @ilovemydiana yey! you'll love it.

  12. mikahsupageek
    mikahsupageek ·

    @antibiotyx it really is a good combo =) thank you =)

  13. whiteboxes
    whiteboxes ·

    so cool

  14. sarahboat
    sarahboat ·

    Great job!

  15. icuresick
    icuresick ·

    Awaaaaaard! Ang ganda!

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