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    Provia- Oh. My. God.

    I just shot and had returned, my first roll ever of transparency film. It was just one single roll of Provia 100 film. I've never even seen a medium format slide before (6 x 4.5). Wow! The colors just jump off the film! Even more incredible was it that I shot this roll under the flattest light you can imagine. It was totally overcast out doors. Yet the colors were still very impressive. Back in the day when I was a film shooter, I never was tempted by transparency film. I always was a negative guy. Now that I shoot medium format, the pull to see more slide film is rather strong now. I havent even yet seen one of these slides projected. That's a problem because a) no projector, b) no screen, and c) these slides are not mounted. So for now it's just looking at the slides themselves, and scans.

    Still, I am impressed.

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    Try exploring your images with a high power loupe.

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    Get yourself a M/F projector and blow your mind.
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    Hey, don't ever go look at a 4x5 chrome

    And get some Velvia and shoot it with a CPL.

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    Yep, chromes have that effect on a lot of people. I've had people tell me all they want to shoot is B+W. I donate a roll of Provia or Velvia, and they suddenly like color.

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    It is a magical thing. One day I want to try shooting with a good 3D camera (not too many of those out there!), and view them ala a viewmaster. If it looks half as good as the 3D image does in a Rollei / Hasselblad style finder, it will be well worth the effort.

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    Welcome to the Magic world of Slide Film!

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    Try Velvia 100 and Provia 400X too!

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    Those MF chromes will pale when put beside a 4x5. I love slide film. I don't like the price of the LF stuff though.
    Technological society has succeeded in multiplying the opportunities for pleasure, but it has great difficulty in generating joy. Pope Paul VI

    So, I think the "greats" were true to their visions, once their visions no longer sucked. Ralph Barker 12/2004

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    When slide film is used well, I consider its rendering better than C41 film. Its limited range causes the brights to really pop. While a C41 negative may look more natural, it introduces more image background noise which I'd just rather not have.

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