I haven't done it in a while but when I was shooting a bunch of outdoors stuff (mostly landscapes) I was using Velvia 50...Why?? I love the colors...I learned years ago that when I shoot with color film I need to make sure there's color in the scene...it sounds silly to say but I remember the first rolls of slide film I shot & developed were flat and boring...I thought I did something wrong in the developing...I was used to B&W and wasn't looking for bright colors...the next rolls were much better...
Velvia gives me those nice, bright colors...(I hear a song coming up)
I haven't used any of the Chinese or European films but would be open to trying some in my 4x5...
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just an earthbound misfit...I..."