Velvia 50 is coming back!

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    This summer. Credit the news to Sw1tchFX, he provided this link:

    http://www.fujifilmusa.com/JSP/fuji/epartners/proPhotoProductVelvia.jsp

    I'm excited. I'm moving to a medium format rangefinder (Bronica), and I imagine I'll be able to blow these up to HUGE proportions. Now if only Kodachrome 25 would come back. Talk about fine grain and massive enlargements!


     
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    Yeah, I'm pretty excited too, I've been using Velvia 100 (not 100F) quite a bit recently and I'd love to see what the 50 looks like in comparison. I've heard that the blues stay a little neutral, but reds and yellows really scream.
     
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    Coming back? You mean I didn't need to half fill my freezer with the stuff? :lol: Oh well, it was a good price... :lol:
     
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    Glazers here in Seattle has everything, and they don't have it.
     
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    I think 2001 is when Velvia was first listed at 7dayshop rather than when that particular stock was made. Anyway they're dated July 2007 - they arrived today and went straight in the freezer :)
     
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    I last bought new Velvia 50 about eight months ago, so it wasn't out for that long. Not my favorite film but it does have it's strong points and I have to admit it's a good thing it's back even if only for the possible trickle-down effect on the rest of the market (more film revivals?).

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    i'm not too knowledgeable on the velvia emulsions . . . but is there any difference really between the 50 and 100? is it a total different recipe?

    just curious
     
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    I've heard the 50 has more punch in the Reds and yellows. 100 and 100F are more realistic.
     
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    Yeah, one of the famous parts of Velvia 50 was its intense reds. Velvia 100F tends to make reds a bit orangey.
     
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    50 also has a finer grain structure than the 100, although at that range, the only way you'd really be able to tell the difference is if you did a wall-mural sized enlargement of both images.
     

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