Fujifilm Velvia 50 35mm Slide Film
Our Price: £20.00 GBP100124
The world's best slide film with colours that explode from your photograph, high contrast and rich textures. Landscapes will look alive, sunsets will show more colours than you thought possible, and street life will be exciting and vivid. Note that portraits taken with Velvia will often look unflattering due to a red tint on skin tones, so keep your 35mm camera aimed squarely at life outside!
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Fuji is one of the most famous Japanese global brands - and along with Eastman Kodak - dominated the film photography market for most of the 20th century. However the dawn of digital photography put significant strain on it's operations and it has restructured itself (and part-merged with Xerox) around a more diverse set of industries such as digital press, computer systems, and photocopying services. It's focus on traditional film has waned (giving rise to the nickname "FujiNOTfilm") - discontinuing several lines which has caused understandable upset among loyal users and planning to cut several more. However their creation and innovation of the Fuji Instax system (the most popular instant photography format today) means they will remain relevant to analogue photography for many years to come.
For more information about the brand check out our bio of Fuji
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Where we ship
When you buy your camera film from us we can ship it across the UK, Europe, USA, New Zealand, Australia and Canada (more countries planned soon!) So buy your Fuji Velvia Film 35mm Colour ISO 50 today and dive back into the fun of 35mm film photography!
What a film! Prior to this I had used Velvia 100 which I wasn't too pleased with. Thankfully, I didn't let that version of Velvia deter me from this version. Firstly, as expected, the grain is minimal because the ISO is so low. The colours that this film is able to capture are just stunning giving the images a real-life look. However, the low grain and accurate colours do not give the images a clinical, digital look. The images still very much have a film-feel in my opinion. I am very impressed with this film and am excited to shoot it again (before Fuji take it from us like they are with so many other films!), however my only gripe would be knowing when to use it. I thankfully loaded it and had a subject and lighting which I feel flaunted this films ability. However, I can well imagine that in some scenarios, this film will perform well, but won't flatter the subject.
I fell in love with Velvia 50 for photos I took in Sheffield, UK. It's a bit on the pricey side (hence 4 stars) but the saturation and contrast is like nothing else. With slide film you have to nail the exposure, I've got a few ones that are too dark or too bright but when you get it spot on it's absolutely beautiful.
yes, slide film is expensive to buy and it is expensive to develop, but, because there always a but, colors are just amazing, the photographs are so luminous. One problem, the exposure, you have to nail it. Be sure to have a scene with a low dynamic (or use filters for example) otherwise, you will have to choose between light or shadow. You have to try it once.
I've used a lot of this film in the past few years, and I love the colours it produces. It has beautiful definition, with very fine grain. Darker colours and shadows, like the underside of leaves can come out a bit dull and sickly, but brighter greens, as well as vivid colours like blues and reds come out stunning, and make this perfect for nature photography and other colourful scenes.
I use a half frame camera so I encounter more grain on my photos than on full frame images, yet there's still hardly any with this film. The novelty of slide film still hasn't worn off, and I enjoy being able to see the true appearance of photos I have taken just by holding the film to the light once developed
Personally I enjoy some of the noise you can get from pushing this film to shoot in low light. Taking photos like this can lead to some very nice gloomy atmosphere and if you include colourful artificial light in early evening conditions, the colours that Velvia can produce really come through.
If you like strong saturated colours, then this is for you! Great for long exposures in the evening light as long as you don't mind the colour shift (greenish in my experience). Photos will glow! Check the web for info on reciprocity failure on long exposures though. Spot meter your subject and let the reduced dynamic range of the film take over the composition. Bring a tripod! I feel results have a drawing-like quality at times.