Sunday, January 19, 2014

Colorful Photos Taken with Fujifilm Velvia 50

Velvia is a brand of daylight-balanced color reversal film produced by the Japanese company Fujifilm. The name is a contraction of "Velvet Media", a reference to its smooth image structure. The original incarnation of the film was called "Velvia for Professionals", known as RVP, a classification code meaning "Reversal/​Velvia/​Professional series." It is known for its extremely high level of color saturation and image quality.

The original Velvia (RVP) was an ISO 50 film. In practice, many photographers used an exposure index (EI) of 40 or 32 to over-expose it slightly (one or two thirds of a stop respectively) in order to yield less saturated colors and more shadow detail. It was discontinued in 2005.

Velvia 50 (RVP50) was reintroduced, on the new film base, in 2007 after announcements under the provisional name Velvia II in 2006. The original Velvia (RVP) had been discontinued because of difficulties in obtaining some of the raw materials needed to make the emulsion. Fuji R&D created a new emulsion which substituted different materials in its manufacture yet retained the appearance of the classic Velvia.

Velvia has very saturated colors under daylight, high contrast, and exceptional sharpness. These characteristics make it the slide film of choice for many nature photographers.

Untitled 1 by David Pellicola

Meteostation mt.Plyi 1330m.Carpatian mountains ,Ukraine. by DTS25

To Live on The Edge of The World by pophristov

Velvia Swans by scott calnon

[4x5] Round in colors by Moritz Beierlein

VW, Valtos beach, Parga, Greece by stafford.boy66

Bergseeli, Surettahorn by miloniro

Pinecrest by bior

Planet Hiiumaa (vi) by tsiklonaut

Sun Through Water by avpproductions

Bremen Christmas market by Vitality.Name

Walsingham, Norfolk - United Kingdom (15/5/2010) by daredevil_81

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1 comment :

  1. Kendell Linh HealyJanuary 19, 2014 at 2:05 PM

    Such a huge difference between the two films you posted. Aren't you relieved that their is a huge quality difference :). Could you imagine if the Kodak Gold was superior, that would not be good - lol :) Thank you for posting!