20th February 2003, 01:06 PM
New fuji slide films : Velvia 100F & Astia 100F
Taken from press release regarding the upcoming PMA (link here ). People who like using slide film should be happy. The following is an excerpt:-
In 1990, Fujifilm transformed the world of professional imaging with its launch of the first FUJICHROME Velvia color transparency film. Today, Fujifilm once again redefines the color reproduction palette for professional photographers, with the introduction of FUJICHROME Velvia 100F Professional. This new color transparency film brings the ultra-high-saturated color of Fujifilm's renowned Velvia to the ISO 100 speed class. Employing the industry's first Multi-Color-Correction Layer technology in a color reversal film, as well as new coupler and emulsion technologies, FUJICHROME Velvia 100F Professional delivers world-class color fidelity, reproducing the finest nuances of hues that test the limitations of conventional films, along with ultra-fine granularity (RMS** granularity of 8***).
Fujifilm will introduce FUJICHROME Astia 100F Professional, a new color transparency film offering strikingly improved reproduction of skin tone and texture, which will change the face of the fashion, portrait and commercial photography market segments. FUJICHROME Astia 100F combines exceptionally smooth, natural rendering of skin tones from highlights to shadows with world-class color fidelity across a full palette of hues, thanks to Multi-Color-Correction Layer technology which provides highly accurate color reproduction. With an RMS** granularity of 7***, this film offers photographers an unsurpassed freedom from grain.
20th February 2003, 01:31 PM
wow, sounds fairly promising. just wondering how the grain of the Velvia 100F will be like compared with the Velvia 50.
20th February 2003, 01:33 PM
Will the yucky green blue casts be finally removed? And the troublesome shadows going to black as well?
Now, where's Kodak??
20th February 2003, 07:07 PM
20th February 2003, 07:10 PM
And who said film was dead........???
Good news to the film users! Thank YOU FUJI!!!!
20th February 2003, 09:24 PM