Fuji Provia 400X

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Glorious saturated colors without much of a color shift and good performance in varied light conditions make Fuji Provia 400X 120 my stock film for my Diana F+.

Credits: simonh82

A few months ago I wrote a review of this very same film. In that case I had shot three rolls all during the dead of winter and I was very impressed by this faster but fun slide film. I then bought 10 more rolls on ebay and now feel like I can really give it a really thorough review, especially as I’ve seen what it can do under the spring sun.

Provia 400x is one of the few 400 ISO slide films still available on the market. This makes it great for cameras like the Diana F+ which has limited apertures and a fixed shutter speed. The results when cross processed are saturated intense colors but no real shift in colors. To me it feels like the photos take on a sort of hyper-real feel to them. It is especially great at capturing bright blue skies and making them almost scream with blue.

Credits: simonh82

The benefit of the lack of color shift is that you don’t lose the impact of a varied palette under a heavy color cast as can be the case with many cross processed films. That’s not to say that you don’t get the impact of cross processing with this film, it’s just a bit more subtle.

Credits: simonh82

Provia 400x would almost always be my first choice when I know I’m going to be shooting colorful scenes. When I took it to Isabella Plantation in London’s Richmond Park for the display of Azaleas I was not disappointed and it really captured the impact of the flowers as I remember them.

Credits: simonh82

This is definitely a film to have with you at all times for its versatility and all round greatness.

Fuji Provia 400X 120 gives you amazing colour shifts and nice saturation. It delivers stunning results that is somewhere between vivid and understated. See the whole range of colour slides in our Shop.

written by simonh82 on 2011-07-14 #gear #review #c41 #slide-film #e6 #lomography #fuji #xpro #x-pro #cross-process #user-review #requested

8 Comments

  1. sidsel
    sidsel ·

    These pictures are wonderful! I really liked your article, I guess every Lomographer finds their own favourite cross-processed slide film, I used to like Velvia 100 a lot, but then I tried Sensia 200 and I could buy a whole stock of it and never get tired of its greenish look. I guess it also depends on the chemicals used to process the film, though, as my Velvia photographs never look as red as those I've seen here on Lomography.com
    Anyway, I guess you're right, this might be the perfect slide film to shoot flowers with - look at your pictures, they're just perfect!

  2. optimus_fabrica
    optimus_fabrica ·

    Nice article!

    *Adds Fuji Provia 400X to Cart* :)

  3. franty
    franty ·

    What''s the difference between Provia 400X and provia 400F?
    I've bought a roll of 400f last month and was really happy with the resuts:
    www.lomography.de/homes/franty/albums/1729916-diana-f-plus-…

  4. franty
    franty ·

    Nevermind, found my answer here:
    www.flickr.com/groups/fujiprovia/discuss/72157613963182824/

  5. b0rn2b1ush
    b0rn2b1ush ·

    love your photos!

  6. ej_enriquez
    ej_enriquez ·

    Waiting for my first roll of Provia 400X to be processed! Usually do Velvia 100 but excited to see this, thanks for sharing!

  7. stevek
    stevek ·

    Nice article and great photos too. I have my first roll of this film in my LC-A now, so I'm hoping for shots as great as yours!

  8. aoizumi
    aoizumi ·

    Beautiful pictures! I've bought my first roll and I can't wait to use it :D

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