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5.0 out of 5 stars The best slide film available. Period., March 23, 2012
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This review is from: Fujifilm 16329161 Velvia Color Slide Film ISO 50, 35mm, 36 Exposures (Green/Blue/White) (Electronics)
With the loss of Kodachrome a few years ago, and Dwayne's ceasing the developing of it in 2010, Fujifilm Velvia 50 now holds the title for "best slide film". Some may say that it held this title before now, but in my opinion Kodachrome was better (think Steve McCurry's Afghan Girl). This film performs particularly well for landscape photography and photo-journalism. The colors it produces, while considered over-saturate by some, are incredibly vivd and full of life!

PROS
- Vivid colors
- Accurate skin tone reproduction for a slide film
- Deals well with gray-scale, something most slide films overlook
- Very fine grain
- Unmatched resolving power
- Standard E6 process

CONS
- A tad pricey (as of this writing 03/12)
- Sometimes over-saturated

If you are at all serious about color-reproduction, this is the film for you. Forget color negative film for landscape/photo-journalism, Velvia blows it out of the water every time. If you are interested in seeing some excellent examples of this film, I would highly suggest checking out Ken Rockwell's gallery shot almost exclusively on this film. His pictures exemplify not only the quality of this film, but the overall quality of analogue photography.

This film is a little pricey, but considering the results I will continue to buy this film until supplies run out or production ceases. I particularly enjoy the standard E6 developing process it follows, as this means it can be (relatively) easily processed in a home darkroom!

HIGHLY recommended!
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