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    Fuji Velvia 100F

    Hi,

    Please may i ask your views on this film. On searching through the forum,seems this film has divided opinion throughout the years.

    Looking for a vivid film,for portraits in outdoor landscape settings. I understand Velvia 50 and 100, may not be the right choice for this. I have read about the sunburnt face look. My thinking is Velvia 100F could be more suitable,to gain the extra saturation and contrast,over a more neutral balanced film.

    Cheers.
    Last edited by bishy; 03-26-2011 at 09:23 AM. Click to view previous post history.

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    I've just started using Velvia 100F and I am liking it for landscapes, but have not tried it for outdoor portraits. I've used Velvia 50 for outdoor portraits and haven't like the look. If I were going to do portraits in the landscape I would use something like Provia 100F

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    Slightly underexposed Provia is great for outdoor landscape and portraits. It is more neutral, but you can pull quite a bit of color out of the foliage without making people look rosy. If you're scanning, Provia is slightly better than Velvia anyhow.

    Just my $.02
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    I have really tried to like Provia 100F,but the cyan cast/look in general, has put me off from shooting Provia.

    Another option i thought,if Velvia 100F proves not to be suitable for this purpose,could be Kodak Elitechrome 100?.

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    Just give it a go and see if you like the results or not

    I've used velvia 50 and velvia 100 for outdoor portraits and it gives you quite a special look, so it is not about it being suitable or not, is it about you liking the results....

    the character of the film will give you a high contrast, so keep an eye on those highlights....

    If you want smooth, pale, low contrast, dreamlike images, VELVIA is NOT the best option!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cs_foto View Post
    Just give it a go and see if you like the results or not

    I've used velvia 50 and velvia 100 for outdoor portraits and it gives you quite a special look, so it is not about it being suitable or not, is it about you liking the results....

    the character of the film will give you a high contrast, so keep an eye on those highlights....

    If you want smooth, pale, low contrast, dreamlike images, VELVIA is NOT the best option!
    I am not after smooth,pale,low contrast,dreamlike images. Just saturated portraits shots, in landscape settings.

    Thank you for the info everyone.

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    Velvia 100F is less saturated and cooler in color balance than Velvia 100...which actually means it looks pretty neutral, since Velvia 50 and 100 are a tad warm. It is somewhere in between Provia and Velvia 100 in terms of saturation, and has a color balance similar to Provia (i.e. very neutral, while Velvia 50 and 100 are a bit warm).

    Either one could be suitable for your shots, depending on what you want. I would try a roll of each on the same subject and see what you see!

    But 100F is definitely the least "poppy" Velvia there is, so of the three, it has the characteristics best suited to your run-of-the-mill portrait. It's drawback for your run-of-the-mill portrait, however, is its more neutral color balance, while a slightly warm look is often desired. So, if you want the lower saturation and contrast of the 100F vs. the other two Velvias, but want it to have more warmth, try shooting the 100F with a mild warming filter.
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    It depends on your lens also , the correctness of your camera meter , scanner , software and the paper.
    I am really does not know too much things about bw or color zone system but it would not be loss of time.
    Provia is excellent with software retouches , I think my Fuji experience is not very good.
    If you look after 80s National Geographic look , go for Ektachrome 100 vs. I wouldnt spend on Fuji when there is Kodak.

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    I like kodak elite chrome 100 great colors for people and landscape. Not over saturated and natural skin tones, and still relatively cheap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bishy View Post
    I am not after smooth,pale,low contrast,dreamlike images. Just saturated portraits shots, in landscape settings.

    Thank you for the info everyone.
    Then Velvia is a good one to try!

    Look in here, in the home page you will see a portrait done using Velvia 50

    Velvia 50 portrait

    The scan looks slightly less saturated and is not as rich as the original transparency.. but what can we do....

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