Fuji Velvia 100

It’s been a few weeks since I last posted. I will continue with my series on various films stocks - and maybe follow it up with some on various digital cameras. This time it is Fuji Velvia 100 -  probably the most commonly used of the Fuji positive films. It is not quite the saturation and contrast hooligan that Velvia 50 can be, but it is not far off. I have found I can get some pretty good “moody” looks with this film and it seems very suited to my lovely Leica Noctilux 50mm F1.0 lens - which you can see further down. Like a lot of positive film, you have to be careful how you use it as the dynamic range is very small and the sensitivity to correct exposure is very high Trust your metering skills or be disappointed.

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A favourite of mine. A statue in the Daienji Shrine in Meguro. Very serene. Leica M7 with Noctilux 50/1.0


A statue in Angkor Wat. Perfectly highlights the colours in the stone. Canon EOS1v with 50mm F1.2L


Pedestrian bridge in Central, Hong Kong between Exchange Square and Worldwide House. Hasselblad XPAN.


Yellow scooter. Hong Kong. Nikon F3 with Nikkor 50mm F1.2 AiS


Victoria Prison, Central Hong Kong. Canon EOS3 with 50mm F1.2L


Minibus queue, Mong Kok Hong Kong. Pentax Spotmatic with Super Takumar 105mm


Chinese New Year, Wanchai Hong Kong. Canon EOS1v 50mm F1.2L

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Temple curtain, Daienji Shrine Meguro Tokyo. Leica M7 with Noctilux 50/1.0

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Radish restaurant in Nezu, Tokyo. Leica M7 with Noctilux 50/1.0

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Funfair in Asakusa, Tokyo. Hasselblad 500CM, Carl Zeiss 105mm.


Hong Kong mailbox. Wanchai. Leica M7, Noctilux 50/1.0.


Matsuri lanterns. Nakameguro Tokyo. Leica M7, Noctilux 50/1.0.

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Sake cups for sale. Nakameguro, Tokyo. Canon EOS1v 50mm F1.2L

© David Runacres 2014