In Istanbul , my cheap fresh Kodak Color Negative films goes bad after 6 months , very bad. I dont know this is common or not or I dont know may be the quality of films are very poor. My photo lab have lots of rolls of Portra 400 and they went to useless category. I read in this forum , Kodak sends color paper to Australia , cut from the center from the big mega roll , paper went to much pressure and never flattents. I am sure Kodak playing similar games over here.
I am happy , your velvia slides are very good. I am seeing same saturated colors from the media everywhere past 20 years but my green foliage experience was wet and cold , just natural and there was very elegant light plays. I never experienced the same success with other film , camera was Kiev 88 and 80 mm lens , what an excellent camera. AH !