Film notes: Fuji Velvia 100 (RVP 100)

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Here we are again with more field notes. This time, we’re looking at Fuji Velvia 100, which was reviewed right here.

“FUJICHROME Velvia 100 Professional [RVP 100] is a daylight-type high-image-quality color reversal film with an ISO speed rating of 100.
In addition to the world’s highest level of color saturation, this film boasts an RMS granularity of 8, making it suitable for scenery, nature photography and other subjects that demand precisely modulated, vibrant color reproduction and high image quality.”

Fuji Velvia 100 (RVP 100) specifications

Fuji Provia 100F
NameVelvia 100
VendorFuji
TypeSlide (Color Reversal)
Format35mm, 120, Sheet
Speed (ISO)100
Exposure latitude–-1/2 to +1 stops
Push processing1 stop
Cross processingBlues and reds

What’s it really like? (the quick version)

It can be a bit picky to shoot but as long as you control your exposure and bracket your shots when in difficult lighting conditions, you’ll be fine. It’s a rich, beautiful film, which gives your images tons of depth, lovely tones and exudes a feeling of professionalism and experience. In that respect, it can’t be faulted.


Personally, I’ve learned to shoot this film at ISO 125 for the best results but your location, the light and time of day may lead you to shoot otherwise. If you’re shooting this film for the first time, bracket your exposures at ISO 80, 100 and 125 and see what you get.
It might not handle all skin tones with as much ease as Velvia 100F but if you need that extra stop over Velvia 50 and demand a similar look, then there’s no real competition (yet).

Further reading

You can read much more about this film in my main review.

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