FujiChrome Velvia100 - The Power of Red.


A few days ago, I had the sudden urge to go to Malaysia’s acclaimed travel destination cum the only legal casino, Genting highlands. I felt like going there to experience some wind and taking a break from the sweltering heat. 

I brought along my Canon EOS 300 with 50mm f1.8 and my 28mm – 90mm f4- 5.6 lens, put in the FujiChrome Velvia 100 film I had asked someone to help me buy, and went there for a spontaneous photoshoot.

After I finished, I decided to cross-process the negatives. I have already heard that Velvia was also known as the “Red Devil”, after cross-processing, the effects would lean strongly towards a red tint. However, I was still shocked at the effects that were produced…

The red tint was super familiar… Isn’t it the Redscale effect of reversed film?I had actually spent twice the amount to buy a film that was almost identical to redscale film, and spent even more on cross-processing than normal processing. 

However, under close scrutiny, it’s slightly different from redscale film. Even though the colours are very similar to redscale, but they look more saturated and vivid. 

written by ryusher on 2011-05-08 #gear #review #canon #fujichrome-velvia-100 #eos-300

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  1. lighttomysoul
    lighttomysoul ·

    I don't think it's anything like redscale. Redscale for me is more orange/yellow/fire-red.... Velvia is wonderful strong purple/pink/red and other colors are allowed too but cooler than usual.

  2. veato
    veato ·

    Velvia 100F is nice X-pro'd. Velvia 100 on the otherhand I'd be more than happy to have it processed 'straight'.

  3. eva_eva
    eva_eva ·

    one of my fav films. :)

  4. willyboy
    willyboy ·

    I'm gonna get me some Vulva now.

  5. gabysalas
    gabysalas ·

    @willyboy, keep it clean please.

  6. ryuhei
    ryuhei ·

    whats the difference between Velvia 100F and Velvia 100????
    i have a pack of Velvia 100F waiting to be shot ;)

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