February 27, 2006
New Slide Films!
Just to let you all know that slide film is NOT DEAD, Fuji has released two new films: Fujichrome T64 Professional, an ASA 64 slide film for tungsten, and Fujichrome Provia 400X Professional, which replaces Provia 400F.
There no big technological leaps here, just evidence that progress continues in the film industry.
Making ISO 400 film look as good as ISO 100 film is not a big technological leap. It's a continuation of the steady improvement of film that's been going on for, what, 150 years?
Posted by: Ron's Log at Apr 11, 2006 6:19:14 AM
There really IS as BIG technological leap here.
Provia 400X is a 11 RMS (granularity index; root mean square) film while present Provia 400F Professional is a RMS 13 film.
Provia 400X is as good as the best ISO 100 colour reversal films a couple of years ago and even now. Also resolution, sharpness, colour saturation and neutral greys should be equal to ISO 100 slide films.
For instance excellent bestsellers Kodak Ektachrome E100VS professional and Kodak EliteChrome 100 Extra Colour are also RMS 11 films.
Posted by: Tuomas Kwan at Apr 11, 2006 12:20:25 AM