Velvia 50

by Todd on November 16, 2012

This roll of Fuji Velvia 50 was given to me by a guy who does some of my printing, and it’s been languishing in my Contax RX for a long time. I’ve never shot film this slow before, and I’ve been continuously frustrated by not having enough light. So mostly I shot random boring things just to burn through the roll so I could get something else in the camera! I probably should have been more patient, and will be next time, because the color and quality is great. I’ve got another roll or two of this stuff, plus some Ektachrome 64 in the refrigerator.

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Martin Struik November 23, 2012 at 6:08 am

Can only agree with you about the quality of Velvia 50, the results can be amazing. You have taken some nice images there, go and do it again and take a tripod with you, then the slow speed ain’t so important.
Only one thing puzzles me – if you have a Contax RX with film in how could you NOT use it? I too use an RX and although a lot of my photography is now digital the Contax goes everywhere with me. It gives a different and complementary feel to my photography, besides which I just love using it – it has to be one of the sweetest cameras ever made.
Keep on with the Velvia and enjoy your shooting!
Martin

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Todd November 23, 2012 at 7:05 am

Martin,thanks for looking. I agree about the RX, and I think it’s my favorite film camera…soo well-built. Still, it’s not the one I shoot the most right now. The G2 is so much easier to pocket, and I love the Zeiss 45/2. The Vario-Sonnar zoom is also the only lens I have for the RX, and while the quality is phenomenal, I prefer primes. When I can afford another lens, I have a feeling the RX will see more action. Probably the 60mm macro, or one of the 85s. Also, I’m still babying the RX a little: after doing the mirror repair, it’s basically a brand new body, not a scratch or ding anywhere; I’ll get over that, eventually.

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