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[filmscanners] RE: New Fuji Films

> -----Original Message-----
> From: filmscanners_owner@halftone.co.uk
> [mailto:filmscanners_owner@halftone.co.uk] On Behalf Of Arthur Entlich
> Sent: Sunday, August 10, 2003 10:06 PM
> To: frankparis@comcast.net
> Subject: [filmscanners] Re: New Fuji Films
> It has been brought to my attention that my response (below)
> to Frank's "first take" of the new Velvia may have been
> misinterpreted to imply I hadn't taken Frank's description
> very seriously.
> That was not my intent.  My lighthearted reply was not
> belittling of Franks mini-review, but a comment on what I
> find is a problem with these high saturated films, based upon
> Frank's experience.
> What I somewhat liked about Velvia 50 was that it's contrast
> and color saturation tended to take drab, overcast lighting
> and make it more interesting, by adding contrast and
> saturation, as if the lighting had been "better" for color
> imaging at the time.  The problem I found with Velvia 50 was
> that it was a catch 22.  While it did what I wanted in low
> lighting, it was too slow for handheld work in that lighting
> most of the time.
> Once it got more bright out, I found it become untamed in
> color and contrast, which is when it was also best to work
> with, as a slower film.
> When Frank described the new Velvia 100F as tending to
> reproduce gray and overcast settings as "washed out" and with
> lower contrast than the Velvia 50, while the film hyped up
> the color in brighter setting, that was basically the
> opposite of what I'm looking for in a high saturation film,
> thus my comment "that's "interesting" Ahem".  It was directed
> toward Frank's experience with the film, not toward Frank's review.
> I hope this clears up any potential misunderstanding in this regard.
> Art

I think you're digging a hole deeper than your original. It's too late
to quit while you're ahead, but not too late to quit.

Frank Paris

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