I have quite a bit of slide film in both 120 and 35mm in my film fridge and as most of it has expired I have embarked on a sort of project where I and going to cross process most of it over the next few months.I bought a C41 processing kit and so far I have shot 4 rolls, this is the 1st offering.
It is Fuji Velvia RVP 100 that was shot on my Mamiya 645 and 45mm f2.8
I developed the roll using the alternative dev process of 30 degrees rather than 38 degrees as I find I get a more consistent and even development.
I did notice a slight magenta edge to some of the frames that I didn’t get when processing C41 film so I am not sure what is the cause whether its the expired film or the way I have been developing? The worse thing for me when processing my own colour film be it C41 or slide is the scanning, I really struggle to get any sort of consistency in colours.
I know when cross processing that the colours are going to be off a bit but as this roll shows the look of the images varies a lot, I could mess around in Lightroom and get some sort of a match but that feels like cheating really. I must admit it is fun shooting slide and cross processing as I have absolutely no idea what I will end up with … Good/Bad
All in all I am not blown away with this roll there are 1 or 2 keepers but that’s how it goes 🙂 What I did find was that Velvia looks better in bright light rather than flat light just like it would if processed correctly, I looks quite cold when shot in shade which isn’t a shock really 🙂
The next roll up will be some Fuji Provia 400F
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