Single image: Provia poppy


I don’t usually get too obsessed about films that aren’t made anymore. You won’t find me hunting down eBay samples of some Kodak cine film that was last made in 1963 and has to be shot at ISO3.

But I do shed a tear (OK not literally) for the departure of Fuji Provia 400X. The grain was so fine it was almost indistinguishable from an ISO100 film and the colours were very natural, which made it a great film for shooting flowers, particularly out of doors.

I have just seen one box of 5 120 rolls on eBay which would cost about £90 plus import fees by the time it was shipped from Japan, and has just expired this month … but I managed to avoid clicking to buy.

I took the above shot in 2015 on a Mamiya RZ67, using my usual anglepoise lamps for lighting.

Hope you enjoy it.


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