I genuinely wasn’t sure what to expect from slide film. I bought a few rolls in anticipation of shooting the new Ektachrome, wanting to get used to the process of shooting an E6 emulsion. I went into this first roll with no expectations, and only the knowledge that I needed to nail my exposure. When I received the mounted slides back I was incredibly reassured as I looked at the images on my light-table. I feel like slide film might be my go-to for bright conditions, as the colours, clarity, and sharpness are all absolutely excellent.
I shot these images with my Konica Hexar RF and various lenses, including the 7artisans 50mm f/1.1, Zeiss Planar 50mm f/2, and Leica 90mm APO. The Hexar RF has a very similar centre weighted metering system to my M10 and M240, which made exposing these scenes quite easy. I trust the meter, and was lucky to be working with some very evenly lit scenarios for these images. I tend to expose for the shadows of a scene when shooting film, but with slide film I wanted to make sure that my highlights were correct, so I erred on the side of the highlights and midtones for each exposure.
Thanks for taking the time to have a look at my work. If you’ve enjoyed these slides you might enjoy more of my photography, which can be seen over on my Instagram.
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3 thoughts on “5 Frames with FujiFilm Provia 100f, My First Roll of Slide Film – by Simon King”
I really like the last two pictures! I’m currently trying my hand with some Provia 100F, I’m shooting it in a Zeiss Nettar as I’m hoping to get some lovely 6×6 negatives back. Then ill try and find a way to mount them on the wall, maybe a battery powered light box? Are you happy your negatives came mounted? These days that seems kind of an anachronism considering slide projectors are quite hard to come by?
Glad you enjoy my work! Good luck with your own 100f 🙂 the light box idea for mounting sounds awesome! I specifically got my frames mounted so they would be easier to store and scan. I’ll be trying some projection ideas with my original slides in upcoming galleries – you’re right it’s an anachronism, but it’s something I’d like to try!
It’s a shame you probably won’t have a chance to experience Fuji’s short-lived Provia 400X, which was every bit as sharp as 100 and gave a useful speed increase. See https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/718401997/in/photolist-26tZTr-26tZTk-26tZU2