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Subject: Re: [Leica] Re: velvia vs. provia
From: "Simon Lamb" <>
Date: Wed, 17 May 2000 12:34:43 +0100
References: <>

Just to throw my bit into the fray, I really like the Agfa RSX II.  I guess
your choice will be dictated by what you intend to photograph.  For wildlife
I think the RSX is superb.  The colour rendition is not as saturated as Fuji
film and I find the representation of colour and contast to be more like I
saw it on the day.

The 50 and 100 speeds are excellent.


- ----- Original Message -----
From: "Peter Jon White" <>
To: <>
Sent: Wednesday, May 17, 2000 11:43 AM
Subject: Re: [Leica] Re: velvia vs. provia

> So, in trying to decide which of two films you would prefer, are you
> that you would rather read the opinions of others, than look at the two
> films side by side? How can someone else's description of an emulsion be
> better than seeing it for yourself?
> I'm not trying to be argumentative. I really don't understand this.
> At 09:43 AM 5/17/00 +0100, you wrote:
> >Peter Jon White <>
> >
> > >Why not buy a roll of each and try them? For less than $40 you can
> >have far
> >better information about those two films than you can get here.
> >
> > >What possible value could anyone else's opinion have compared to your
> >own,
> >especially when film and processing is so cheap?
> >
> >Perhaps because other people represent a much wider range of
> >experience. I've used Ektachrome for more than 20 years, and thought I
> >knew its capabilities fairly well, but got 'stung' last year when I
> >took a series of photos in the main street of a small town in the
> >southern USA last winter. The entire set was fit only for the dustbin;
> >Ektachrome simply couldn't handle the contrast between the sunlit part
> >of the street and the shadows. From experience I thought I'd get away
> >with it... I know better now.
> >
> >Regards,
> >
> >Doug Richardson
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >In my opinion, Velvia gives every picture that "Warner Brother's
> >Cartoon"
> >look, because of the ridiculously high color saturation. But so what?
> >Nobody should give a flying whoopy what I think. You're the
> >photographer/artist. You're the one making the image. It's only YOUR
> >vision
> >that counts.
> >
> Peter Jon White

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