Provia

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Fujichrome Provia 100F
([RDP III])
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Maker: Fujifilm
Speed: 100/21°
Type: Color slide
Balance: Daylight
Process: E-6 process
Format: 35mm, 120, 220, 4×5 in, 8×10 in, 11×14 in
Grain: RMS 8
Saturation: high
Fujichrome Provia 400X
([RXP])
Maker: Fujifilm
Speed: 400/27°
Push: EI 280/25.5° to EI 1600/33°
Type: Color slide
Balance: Daylight
Process: E-6 process
Format: 35mm, 120
Grain: RMS 11

Provia is a brandname for a pair of daylight-balanced color reversal films (slide film) produced by the Japanese film company Fujifilm. It is available in two speeds: 100/21° marketed as Fujichrome Provia 100F Professional [RDP III],[1][2] and 400/27° marketed as Fujichrome Provia 400X Professional [RXP].[1][3]

Provia 100F [RDP III] was developed to replace Provia 100 [RDP II] and Provia 400X [RXP] was developed to replace Provia 400F [RHP III],[4] improving on colour image storage permanence and colour fading resistance.[3] Provia has less saturated colors and contrast compared to Velvia.

Both films are available in 135 and 120 formats. In addition, Provia 100F [RDP III] is available in 100 feet (30 m) rolls and various sheet sizes.[2][3]

Both films have the ability to be pushed/pulled from −1/2 stop to +2 stops.[2][3] Provia is also a favored film for cross processing.

Neither film requires reciprocity compensation between 1/4000 sec and one minute, with Provia 100F [RDP III] able to last up to two minutes.[2] These longer times make the films particularly suitable for multiple exposures.

Provia 400X [RXP] uses what Fujifilm describes as Epitaxial Sigma Crystal (ESC) technology to achieve a granularity of RMS11.[3]

In Popular Culture[edit]

Provia 100F is featured in the opening to the American situation comedy Arrested Development, where its developed medium format edge is used to evoke family portraits. Note, however, that some images with this frame are monochrome, which requires color to black and white conversion.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Square brackets are used in all literature and advertising.
  2. ^ a b c d "Data Sheet, Fujichrome Provia 100F Professional [RDP III]". AF3-036E. Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd. Retrieved 2008-10-24. 
  3. ^ a b c d e "Product Information Bulletin, Fujichrome Provia 400X Professional [RXP]". AF3-0213E. Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd. Retrieved 2008-10-24. 
  4. ^ "Data Sheet, Fujichrome Provia 400F Professional [RHP III]". AF3-066E. Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd. Retrieved 2008-10-24. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Provia at Wikimedia Commons