Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2000/05/16

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Subject: [Leica] Re: velvia vs. provia
From: Jim Brick <>
Date: Tue, 16 May 2000 17:11:21 -0700
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Works best for what?

Different films, best for different subjects.

Velvia is super saturated, intolerant of underexposure, produces Fuji green
like no other film, marvelous landscapes, urban scapes, etcscapes where
vivid color, sharpness, good contrast are required. I use Velvia nearly
exclusively for tripod chrome work. 35mm, 120/220, and 4x5 .

Provia is a mild Velvia at ISO 100 instead of 40. Less saturation, more
tolerant of exposure variances, whites are cleaner, skin is truer, etc. For
35mm handheld photography, I prefer Fuji MS 100/1000 at 200. My Fuji rep
says that Provia F at 200 will be even better. He gave some to me but I
haven't tried it yet.


At 07:02 PM 5/16/00 -0400, Dave Fisher wrote:
>a trip to the local photo shop today to buy some Velvia turned into a sales
>pitch for me to purchase Provia instead. Silly salesman, he swore by Provia,
>but I ended up buying neither, until further consultation. I formerly used
>Kodachrome (which I still do) but I need faster processing turnaround.
>Having used neither Velvia or Provia, could some LUGgers here who've used
>both give me the lowdown on what works best.
>Thanks, Dave
>dgf photojournalism

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