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+.
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.
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.
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.
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.