Provia 400X in 4x5 - would you be interested?

Discussion in 'Color: Film, Paper, and Chemistry' started by Matus Kalisky, Mar 11, 2010.

Would you use Fuji Provia 400X in 4x5 (or larger) sizes ?

  1. YES - would use 400X

    21 vote(s)
    60.0%
  2. NO - I do not use/need fast color film with large format

    5 vote(s)
    14.3%
  3. NO - I am fine with Kodak 400NC and do not need the 400X

    9 vote(s)
    25.7%
  1. Matus Kalisky

    Matus Kalisky Member

    Messages:
    610
    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2006
    Location:
    Aalen, Germa
    Shooter:
    Multi Format
    I may sound a bit odd to ask this question at the time when Fuji just announced discontinuation of many films, but still - here it is:

    Would you be interested in the Provia 400X in large formats? (4x5 or even bigger?) If yes or no - why?

    Currently the only ISO 400 film available in 4x5 is Kodak 400NC.

    Reportedly 400X responds rather well when pushed to ISO 800 - 1600.

    I found myself preferring slides to negatives and sometimes to get 2 more stops helps to reduce the wind or impact of the subject movement. So my answer is - YES - it would be my main slide film for 4x5. The grain is fine enough for large prints even form smaller formats and color palette compares very well to Provia 100F.

    so - what is your opinion?
     
  2. pellicle

    pellicle Member

    Messages:
    370
    Joined:
    May 25, 2006
    Location:
    Finland
    Shooter:
    4x5 Format
    and no, I use negative more than positive
     
  3. keithwms

    keithwms Member

    Messages:
    6,070
    Joined:
    Oct 14, 2006
    Location:
    Charlottesvi
    Shooter:
    Multi Format
    Oh hell yes I would be interested. I adore the stuff. And it pushes very well.
     
  4. Matus Kalisky

    Matus Kalisky Member

    Messages:
    610
    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2006
    Location:
    Aalen, Germa
    Shooter:
    Multi Format
    I am wondering whether it was the improbability of the Provia 400x being release in 4x5 that led to so few votes ...
     
  5. 2F/2F

    2F/2F Member

    Messages:
    8,003
    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2008
    Location:
    Los Angeles,
    Shooter:
    Multi Format
    Absolutely, I would buy a ton of it.

    However, I would prefer Pro 800Z!
     
  6. 2F/2F

    2F/2F Member

    Messages:
    8,003
    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2008
    Location:
    Los Angeles,
    Shooter:
    Multi Format
    It is not going to happen.