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« on: July 28, 2012, 12:53:02 AM »
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http://www.bjp-online.com/british-journal-of-photography/news/2193030/fujifilm-discontinues-two-professional-films

Always preferred Kodachrome, but have used Provia more than once...

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« Reply #1 on: July 28, 2012, 08:16:40 AM »
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The BJP headline is misleading: it is only Velvia 100F and the last sheet film forms of Velvia that have been discontinued. Velvia 100 is also unaffected.
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« Reply #2 on: July 28, 2012, 06:12:06 PM »
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I had an editor once who would rave about my chromes. She would ask (rhetorically) why her other photographers didn't bring her "stuff that looks like this". I told her a coulple of times it was just the film but she didn't seem to hear. So I decided to let her think whatever she wanted Cheesy . Now if I could only figure out how to make digital look like Velvia!
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« Reply #3 on: July 30, 2012, 02:03:10 PM »
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Hi,

I used Velvia a lot. I don't miss it and it was very difficult to scan.

There are profiles for Lightroom that fake the Velvia look, it's just that I always prefer a well processed raw image compared to scanned Velvia.

Velvia was a great film, but we are now in the digital era, let's learn to make best use of the new technology instead of dreaming about the old one.

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« Reply #4 on: July 30, 2012, 02:11:10 PM »
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I had an editor once who would rave about my chromes. She would ask (rhetorically) why her other photographers didn't bring her "stuff that looks like this". I told her a coulple of times it was just the film but she didn't seem to hear. So I decided to let her think whatever she wanted Cheesy . Now if I could only figure out how to make digital look like Velvia!

Try DXO Filmpack
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« Reply #5 on: July 30, 2012, 02:28:40 PM »
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Now if I could only figure out how to make digital look like Velvia!

Get a Fuji X-Pro1 and use the Velvia preset...

I used a lot of KodaChrome 25, 50 and 64 pro in the eighties, then Velvia 50 (which I preferred) until the digital era. With the FF 35mm digital cameras we now have had for about 5 years or so, I do not miss those films at all.
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« Reply #6 on: July 30, 2012, 10:47:52 PM »
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Gee guys. I wasn't complaining. Just sort of looking back. It does seem like my old Velvia chromes (mostly 6x7) are difficult to scan. As to the "digital replications", the ones I have tried seem to only boost saturation and add a slight green tinge. Velvia always seemed more complex than that. Otherwise Kodak's (mostly failed) attempts to compete with it would have been better. To me, Velvia was a special film with a unique look that really fit my work well.

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