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Hi all, I'm thinking about an OS trip soonish and was considering taking a whole lot of Velvia 100 along. I have mostly used Velvia 50 in the past (www.physiol.usyd.edu.au/~dblair if you're intersted, mostly silly photos but the odd half decent one too i hope ;). An extra stop would certainly come in handy at times. I'd be interested to hear what other peoples opinions of the 100 are. In particular, is the colour saturation the same/comparable. I'm not going to be printing any billboards so I doubt grain is liekly to be an issue. Any comments? Cheers, duncan...

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    Hi all,
    I'm thinking about an OS trip soonish and was considering taking a whole
    lot of Velvia 100 along. I have mostly used Velvia 50 in the past
    (www.physiol.usyd.edu.au/~dblair if you're intersted, mostly silly photos
    but the odd half decent one too i hope ;). An extra stop would certainly
    come in handy at times. I'd be interested to hear what other peoples
    opinions of the 100 are. In particular, is the colour saturation the
    same/comparable. I'm not going to be printing any billboards so I doubt
    grain is liekly to be an issue. Any comments?
    Cheers,
    duncan
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    On Mon, 25 Aug 2003 09:53:28 +1000, AU Digital Photo Of The Day
    <com.au> wrote:
     
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    > I shot it and just about nothing else for years before going all
    > ital..... you wont have a problem with the 100 it's colour
    > saturation
    > is excellent.... punchy blue skies with vibrant greens and reds, without
    > looking un-natural.
    >
    > Grain is not an issue as you stated.
    >
    > I always found it to have good exposure latitude also, unlike Provia that
    > can sometimes be a pain when it comes to shadow detail.
    >
    > Russell
    >[/ref]

    Thanks Russell, but I'm slightly confused now. You say you shot it for
    years - I thought that Velvia 100 was relatively new on the market (as in
    this year). Just had a quick scrounge on the web and it seems they release
    different films in different countries at different times! In some forums I
    have seen mention of a Velvia 100 (RVP100) and a supposedly different
    Velvia 100F (RVP100F). On Aus, UK, US and German FujiFilm web sites (can't
    read Japanese unfortunately), though, I can only find mention of good old
    Velvia 50 (RVP) and the Velvia 100F (RVP100F). All those sites refer to the
    100F as 'new' (without bothering to put a date on the page, mind you).
    Maybe 100F has supeceded 100? Or are these forum people talking bollocks? I
    suspect that the best answer is that I should stop worrying about it, stop
    looking for distractions and get back to work so that I can hurry up and go
    on a holiday!!! But of course I'd much rather be put straight on this!
    Cheers
    duncan

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    On Mon, 25 Aug 2003 22:24:58 +1000, duncan
    <usyd.edu.au> wrote:

     

    Are you set on needing transparency?
    Occasionally I wander over to use Kodak Portra 160VC which I've found
    to be quite nice - great colours & grain, and being a faster film has
    advantages too.
    I've also shot velvia at 100, and even 200 with varying results, but
    practice could make that predictable enough.

    But 90% of my shooting is on velvia - love it :o)

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    thanks!
    duncan Guest

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    Yep, I'm pretty sold on slides, great for boring friends to tears and
    getting the odd Ilfochrome done.
    I've tried pushing velvia in the past - yuck! Think I'll be getting some of
    the new stuff.
    Cheers
    duncan
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    May I make a suggestion, if your intent is to scan the slides to print then
    you may wish to consider using Provia than Velvia. My experience with the
    Sprintscan 4000 scanner is that Provia offers greater flexibility eg you can
    boost saturation in a photo editor, also I have found more details in the
    shadow areas are obtained when scanning provia and it is less contrasty
    which can also be boosted in your photo editor but trying to reverse that
    with Velvia is not as good.

    I am keenly waiting to buy the new Minolta scanner when it arrives in
    Australia, so I may revise my opinion with the newer technology....
    --
    Geoff Wise
    http://www.wises.com.au
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