I guess a higher speed Velvia is OK. Personally I always thought the saturation and contrast was too much for everyday use. It's one of those films that are best when the day is overcast. I never liked it for "people shots". The skin always looked wrong. But if you shoot greenery or flowers in the shade, then it is good. Oh yeah, I pretty much had TMax figured out when they decided to change it. Now I am just collecting hearsay and data from other people before I buy it (and I still have a box of the "classic" TMax in the fridge).