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    The former Fujichrome. Did you use it?

    I'm interested to hear from anyone who used Fujifilm's former Fujichrome films -- which was Fuji's equivalent to Kodachrome. What is your opinion of the specific Stocks you used, and how do you think they compared to Kodachrome?
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    35mm Fujichrome 100RDP? If so then I always preferred the skins tones compared to Kodachrome.

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    I prefer all the current Fuji professional range of slide films to Kodachrome, and I can have them processed in two hours .
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    Quote Originally Posted by Edtog View Post
    35mm Fujichrome 100RDP? If so then I always preferred the skins tones compared to Kodachrome.
    Fuji had an early transparency film that was closer to Kodachrome in terms of the process, as did Ilford.

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    I used the early RDP and the 50 speed non-professional they had. I can't remember what it was called. I also used EPN about as much and preferred them all to Kodachrome when I was after more predictable results. I used to shoot a lot of product and artwork and they seemed to behave better. I liked the Kodachrome for it's saturation and contrast and used it for the fun stuff until Velvia 50 came along and pretty much switched to it because of difficulties I had with K14 processing. I worked at a lab at the time and could at least check the E6 plots before putting my film in the machine. Honestly, I just wish I could have good R printing from any of these great films whether it be ciba or fuji super. Makes me pretty freaking sad.

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    I used a lot of RDP in 35mm at photo school, and for about 15 years after that in studio tabletop and location work. Fuji films had a bit more zip and saturation than Kodak for a lot of the work we did. We generally avoided it for skin tones before the advent of Astia, and even that tended to be a bit magenta. We used Kodak E100X for models shots showing skin tones. I was never a fan of Velvia. I prefer the look of Astia for landscape work. The Fuji 64Tungsten was fabulous stuff. I don't shoot chromes any more. Any color work I do these days is on Kodak negative film. Haven't used Kodachrome in 20 years, but it was my mainstay before that. E-6 was good, fast, local.

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    I used Fujichrome 50 for a year or two. It had more saturated color than Kodachrome 64 but was softer and a little grainier. Definitely grainier than K25. Velvia solved both those problems, and I liked the colors, so I never went back to F50 or Kodachrome.

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    I used a lot of RTP for personal work. I liked the colors a lot. When you pushed or pulled the film, the colors stayed pretty neutral without colors shifting. I rarely used it for my pro work because the colors were too amped up. Fuji Chrome had a "Japanesy" look. I used Kodak's EPP for jobs. I've used Velvia once and I liked it. I think it could be the closest thing to Kodachrome. But there's not substitute for Kodachrome

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    Are you talking about the E-4 compatible Fujichrome, or the non-integrated coupler Fujichrome? I've never used either, but I think you'll have a hard time finding people that remember the non-integrated coupler one, as (IIRC) it was only sold where there were Fuji labs nearby (mostly Japan), and it was discontinued in thee 1960s.
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    I'm not that old! All the Fujichrome I used are E6 films.

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