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If your middle name is Saturation you will love Velvia
on January 9, 2009
Velvia makes reds RED, greens GREEN, blues BLUE, and ... well, you get my drift. This is excellent film for nature shots and landscapes if you want a lot of saturation of the colors you see out there. Not so hot for faces. Be aware of that.
It is not Kodachrome Professional 25 and not intended to be. In fact the main reason any flavor of Kodachrome is almost gone now is folks like the Velvia saturation and the professional quality in an E-6 process.
Ektachrome or Provia are more Kodachrome-like but still not Kodachrome. I might sound wistful but I used Kodachrome Professional 25, 64, and 200 from the '60s until it was no longer available a few years ago - 25 disappeared first, then 200, then 64 and all that is left now is standard 64 and it is good but not worth the cost compared to Fuji films.
As long as there is film there will be Velvia and you could do a whole lot worse.