Fuji Provia (120, 400 iso) staff-review


Fuji Provia: day in and day out or with an electronic flash, you can’t go wrong with this one.

Fuji Provia: day in and day out or with an electronic flash, you can’t go wrong with this one.

The Provia line from Fujifilm is actually meant for professional use but surprisingly enough, it knows nothing to intimidate even for a novice snapshooter. It’s versatility of use either on a bright sunlight or in a situation where a bunch of clouds hovering above, there’s nothing to worry the relentless camera-clicker in you. In 400 ASA, you can’t really go wrong because it will consistently yields vivid colour reproduction and sharpness this film is known for! Also, it boasts one of the world’s highest levels of grain quality which means you’ll get a fine grain quality that of 100 ASA whilst having a high level of sensitivity.

And when this one is washed with C-41 chemicals, a very consistent hues of blue and green will cast your image while still giving you a high contrast and somewhat muted colour saturation altogether. It may not give you those extreme colour shifts like other cross processed slide films you know, but it will give you a feeling of solitude like that of looking through someone else’s lucid dreams and having it captured on a medium format film which makes it an indelible piece of a high resolution, analogue de ja vu…

Once in a while, it’s good to see things on the other end of the colour spectrum. And to make it possible, this film is a must for everyone who likes the diversity being achieved on using films. Results may vary depending on how it is handled and processed but this is one of its charms, it is the surprises we always have which makes analogue photography more real and surreal at the same time.

written by fookshit on 2008-10-08 #gear #slide #120 #review #provia #fujifilm


  1. hanspan
    hanspan ·

    i think i need to pick some up and stop using incredibly dirty 200 speed films!?

    but then i have the predicament when i got 6 films for £1 i can't help but whack them through...

  2. fookshit
    fookshit ·

    you should!
    but you can't really put a price on this.

  3. graefin
    graefin ·

    uploaded some Provia pics! I love to use it on sunny days!

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