26th February 2005, 08:46 PM
Questions on Slide Films
I just remembered to drop this questions on this forum. When I was to buy my first slide film, I was confounded by a variety of slide film products available in the market. Even one make could come out with different products: velvia, provia, astia for Fuji; Ektachrome, elite chrome
I believe they serve different purposes. I've searched the net regarding their purposes and intended use but could not find satisfactory answer. Could anyone enlighten me regarding this? Thanks for reading !!
26th February 2005, 08:56 PM
The main difference lies in their colour rendition and saturation. Velvia is extremely saturated and is suited more for nature and landscape work to give the extra punch. Provia and Astia are more accurate in their colour rendition and isn't as vivid. Here's a quick guide:
26th February 2005, 09:05 PM
Generally saying, Velvia 50/100 is great for wildlife, landscape, buildings, very sharp and high contrast and of course saturated and vivid. Provia100F/400F is sharp (not as sharp as Velvia 50), like a general purpose slide but can have different output depending on the weather. Astia is less contrast, neutral colour and extremely fine grain, very good for portrait.
27th February 2005, 02:13 AM
There are some comparison here, click the url, look at the bottom:
27th February 2005, 08:59 AM
What about Kodak Ektachrome / Elite chrome?
Originally Posted by justarius
Seems like everybody using and recommending Fuji these days, including me. I used to assume that Kodak was best because I out of touch with photography for many years. But after reading reviews etc swtiched to Fuji.
Anybody has experience to share about Kodak slides?
27th February 2005, 09:31 PM
I started using kodak elite chrome 100 first... i thought they were pretty good....till I used the velvia.
now i can't switch back....
27th February 2005, 09:54 PM
was using kodak then provia and velvia...switched to astia...very happy with astia.
3rd March 2005, 01:22 AM
Originally Posted by boochap
This must be why my recent slides look better colours seem more lively, more details, etc than my old slides which seem flat in comparison.
Last time I used Kodak, now Fuji.