Fujifilm Fujichrome Provia 400X Slide Film

Fujichrome Provia 400X

The new high-speed color reversal film delivers new levels of color saturation, ultra-fine grain, rich tone reproduction and improved color image stability. Fujichrome Provia 400X features Epitaxial Sigma Crystal Technology for ultra-fine grain (RMS: 11) along with new generation couplers and new color correction technology for excellent performance and image stability. Highly versatile film, perfect for landscape, nature, snapshot and portrait photography. Delivers the same vivid color reproduction and regulated gray balance as ISO 100 film. Excellent results in push-/pull processing for a wide range of exposures, from -1/2 (E.I.280) to +2 (E.I.1600) stops, and even up to +3 depending on the scene.

User Reviews (2)

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Heinz Anderle   Expert [Mar 06, 2007]
Strength:

Extremely fine grain for its speed with high resolution; natural skin tones; neutral shadows; good tungsten- and fluorescent-light rendition; enables images with natural depth-of-field and handheld telephoto shots; also acceptable for indoors (with the inherent slide-film-typical limitations)

Weakness:

none (except for the price and the long time to wait for availability)

An excellent and for its speed outstanding slide film ideal for publishing! Fine grain, naturally saturated and balanced colors, a relatively smooth gradation and ideal scanning suitability make this film the unsurpassed all-purpose material from dim ambient up to bright daylight, ideal for travel, landscapes and nature.

Customer Service

Excellent

Similar Products Used: Fujichrome Provia 400Fand Sensia 400 (also excellent films); Konica Centuria Chrome 200 (a pity this film is gone); Kodachrome 200 (can't stand against 400X); Ektachrome 400 (so-so); Scotch Chrome 400 (ouch); Fujicolor Superia 400 (setting the standard for high-speed print-film)
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
isu   Expert [Aug 07, 2006]
Strength:

High speed and fine grain.

Weakness:

Should be called Provia 320X

The grain size is finer than either Fuji's of Kodak's 200 speed slide films and the resolution looks similar to 100 speed film. The grain size is the same as Kodachrome 25, which these days is no match for even ISO 100 consumer films such as Kodak Elite chrome 100 or Fuji Sensia.

Based on one test roll, I will be shooting my next roll of 400X at about 320 ISO rather than the claimed 400 ISO speed. The images (while very acceptable) were about a quarter to a third of a stop darker that similar shots taken on the same day using Fuji Velvia 100.

My film of choice for landscape/seascape photography will still be Fuji Velvia 100 or Kodak E100VS as I prefer the saturated colors that these films give for landscape/seascape scenes. However, I expect that Provia 400X will be my 'must use' film for action and low light shots.

The color balance looked good on my first roll of test shots which were all taken in Australia's Great barrier Reef area. The colors are, of course, less saturated than the Velvia 100 that I was mostly using at this location and perhaps a little more saturated than Provia 100F.

I understand that the films release has been delayed in some markets, including the US, perhaps due to excess stock of the older Provia 400F, which does not have 400X's fine grain structure, but should be available by September 2006.

Similar Products Used: Fuji: Provia 100F, Velvia 100F, Velvia 100, Sensia
Kodak: E100G, E100VS, Extracolor
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
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