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Agra City Scanner 001

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Country: India
City: Agra
Camera: Fujifilm XE-1
Len: Voigtlander Nokton 35mm f1.2 v2

A day trip to Agra, visited Tajmahal and Agra fort. Weather was so nice and Taj is absolutely stunning. It was like a movie scene, everything was kept like in the old days and nothing has changed except hundreds of tuktuk in that area. Horse cart, dress code and peoples’ facial expression are all blended in nicely.

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Chandigarh City Scanner 001

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Country: India
City: Chardigarh
Camera: Fujifilm XE-1
Len: Voigtlander Nokton 35mm f1.2 v2

I travelled to Chardigarh for a business trip and spent only 2 days here. They brought me to Rock Garden which is similar to Park Quell in Barcelona. And also I followed them to two temples and took some pictures of the local people. Surprisingly all of them are so friendly to me.

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The temple provides free food and they asked if I would like to stay there for dinner. After playing around with the children I headed back to hotel. It is certainly an unforgettable experience for me and totally different from what I thought.

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Fujichrome Provia 100F (RDPIII)

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Name: Fujifilm Fujichrome Provia 100F (RDPIII)

ISO: 100

Film type: Positive Slide

Character: Medium saturation with fine grain

 

Colour and Character

Provia 100F is a daylight balanced colour slide film with super fine grain. Medium contrast and saturation character make this film ideal for use in landscape, portrait and nature photography. I would recommend you to use the film at ISO 100 or maximum at ISO 200 and to avoid pushing the film beyond this as it will cause the contrast to go up and lose the details in shadow. It has the signature green tint inherited from Fujifilm and this film is sensitive to blue and purple colour. Compare with Velvia 50 or Velvia 100F, Provia 100F tends to render a cooler mood and skin tone is more natural.

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Accurate metering is the Key

Sometimes RDP III can be difficult to use. Not too bright or too dark is the key of success with this transparency film. You have to get the right exposure in order to have great picture result. My advice is to use light meter to check on different spots and get an average exposure. Otherwise, the picture will be overblown or too dark that cannot be saved from post processing.

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Dynamic Range is narrow

The film is too rigid to shoot under different conditions. Thus, it is the main reason why slide film is not my daily film even it gives you vibrant, accurate colour correction and “3D” feeling. Negative film is more flexible that can let you set +/- EV for 2/3 stops but slide film will mess up your images if you do that.

When should I use Provia 100F?

Bright sunny day would be the best time to snap with the Provia 100F because if the light is too dim, the picture will look more flat and muddy. Therefore, I prefer using it outdoor with sunlight. But if you love to take dramatic pictures at night with colour shift, then Provia 100F is the film that you should work with.

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Long Exposure with RDPIII?

Base on Provia 100F (RDP III) data sheet for long exposure more than 4 minutes, it needs a colour correction filter of 2.5G with an exposure correction of +1/3 stop otherwise it will lead to a colour shift.

What lenses did I use to take the images?

Leica Summicron 35mm f2 v1

Leica Summicron 50mm f2 Rigid type 1

Leica Noctilux 50mm f1 e58

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Fujifilm Superia Premium 400

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Fujifilm Superia Premium 400

How did I discover this film?

Personally, I am interested to try all types of film and to see if their characters can fit with my style. I bought a pack of Superia Premium 400 in 2014 from Yodobashi camera in Tokyo after shooting a few rolls and I found that it is surprisingly good. I talked to several friends about it but they seem not knowing much about the character of it. So I would like to take this opportunity to share my own experience with it to all of you.

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ISO: 400

Film type: Sunlight Negative

Character: Vibrant colour, good dynamic range and high sharpness

 

 

 

Overview

This is the “everyday” film that I have been using in different trips and daily snapshots in Hong Kong. It is only available in Japan but for details you can check it out on Yodobashi website. The character of this film is quite different from the “signature” Fujifilm taste and that is the one of the reasons why I didn’t untick it from my film list.

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Colour and sharpness 

It is a daylight negative film from Fujifilm at ISO speed of 400. People often relate this film with Fujifilm Xtra 400 but the colour from this film is quite distinct from it. Superia Premium has rich and vibrant colour well balanced with red and green as key colour mixing with little bit of orange tint in the shadows while cyan and blue is not its main focus but still creating a cooler tone; unlike Kodak Ektar 100 which has blue as the main colour with Magenta tint.

Generally speaking, it is not highly saturated comparing with the Kodak Ektar 100 and easier to use in various conditions. In the meantime, the contrast and saturation of this film is slightly high and the sharpness is still performing very well.

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Why Superia Premium is my favourite film and how is it different from Xtra 400?

The only reason differentiating it from others is that, there is no typical greenish tint mixed with the yellowish feeling from Fuji films such as Xtra 400, which I dislike it so much when I do street or portrait and made my images look really unattractive, at the same time it is similar to Kodak’s warm tone (Kodak Super gold 400) but not overly done. Even under indoor environment, the images result is still great. So overall it is such a nice film for me to travel around with. Normally my habit is to bring 20 rolls of film for a 10 days journey, 3 of them are spare films in black and white for special occasions that I might be randomly got into some interesting places. Out of 20 rolls, there must be 5-6 rolls of Superia Premium inside my film holder.

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Grain

It has nice grain structure at ISO speed of 400 and relatively smooth comparing with other film at 400 ISO, such as Kodak Super gold 400 and Xtra 400 both of them has coarser noise. The only competitor will be Fujifilm Pro 400H with finer grain performance (Pro400H relatively expensive and the colour is not my cup of tea).

Is Superia Premium 400 a film that you should try?

This is my favourite film so far; source it from one of your local camera shop and give it a try. I would recommend you to match it with any of the Leica lenses and it will be great combination! Price wise, I think it is much cheaper than Fujifilm Pro400H but more expensive than the Xtra 400. If you ask me which film do you recommend me to bring and use in South East Asian countries? The answer for sure is Superia Premium 400. The tone, image rendering and mood are perfectly matched with Asian countries and you can feel the vibe of the city from the image easily.

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What lenses did I use to take the images?

Leica Summilux 35mm f1.4 pre-asph infinity lock

Leica Summilux 35mm f1.4 asph FLE 11663

Leica Summicron 35mm f2 v1 8 elements

Leica Summicron 50mm f2 Rigid type 1

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