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Kathy L. Pollick
BetterPhoto Member Since: 7/14/2005
 

Velvia 50 or 100


I am going to purchase some velvia film to try out on landscapes. I have a 35mm SLR, but I don't know whether I need the ISO-50 or 100 film. Is there much of a difference? Thanks


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9/29/2005 10:44:57 AM

 
Bob Cammarata
BetterPhoto Member Since: 7/17/2003
  I'm a Provia guy,...but I did a quick search and found this interesting read:

http://www.kenrockwell.com/tech/velvia100f.htm


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9/29/2005 3:35:51 PM

 
John P. Sandstedt
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  I haven't used the ISO-100 version of Velvia, but the ISO-50 [older] version is well known for its saturation.

If you're shooting late afternoon shots Arches National Park, for example, it'll blow your socks off. It really does well with greens and yellows [like most Fuji films.]

If there a negative, it's the slow speed. Now I know all about great [little] grain, etc., but since I own fairly slow lenses [f/3.5 and f/3.8-5.6] the slow speed almost mandates using a tripod at all times. Adding a polarizing filter, in some respects, means I can't "hand-hold" my camera. But - there results are more than worth these "problems" if you like color brilliance.


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9/30/2005 5:06:58 AM

 
Kathy L. Pollick
BetterPhoto Member Since: 7/14/2005
  Thanks for the responses & the information. I think I'll start with the 50 & see what results that gives me!!


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9/30/2005 5:57:16 AM

 
Michele Wassell   Hi Kathy,

I am a big fan of Velvia and I have used both iso 50 and iso 100 and they are both great!! Both produce saturated colors.. If you are using a tripod, etc, why not go with the iso 50 as that would even give you sharper images as well. But I find them to be both about equal. Provia is nice too.

Michele


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9/30/2005 7:14:47 AM

 
Kathy L. Pollick
BetterPhoto Member Since: 7/14/2005
  Thanks much!!!!


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9/30/2005 7:19:35 AM

 
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