Cross Process Velvia?

Discussion in 'UK Photography' started by heureuxtriste, Jul 25, 2006.

  1. I've been hearing about the color saturation that Velvia produces. Is
    the saturation still present if you were to process it as slide film?

    What are the results if you processed Velvia as slide film versus
    processing it as negative film?
    heureuxtriste, Jul 25, 2006
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    Mark Dunn Guest

    Velvia IS a slide film.
    Mark Dunn, Jul 26, 2006
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    Justin C Guest

    But it uses, IIRC, the same processing as print film. The OP wants to
    know what'll happen if he uses slide processing (E6?).

    Justin C, Jul 26, 2006
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    Hugh Spence Guest

    Unfortunately, you don't recall corectly. Fuji's PDF on their site says E-6
    or the fuji equivalent CR-56.
    If you cross process it in colour neg chemicals:-

    1) you probably won't get an orange mask as there isn't a layer that has
    that function.
    2) It'll probably be a lot less saturated as coulour neg is meant to be
    lower contrast so the developer is softer working.

    Not a lot of point really.
    Hugh Spence, Jul 26, 2006
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    Tony Polson Guest

    You do not recall correctly!

    Velvia is a reversal film that uses the standard E6 chemistry. Cross
    processing would mean developing it in C41 chemicals.
    Tony Polson, Jul 26, 2006
  6. Ok, this is slide-film (E-6) processed in E-6 (same as CR-56):

    and this is how it looks when the film was processed in C-41 chemicals:

    And if you want to take the C-41-processed film as a negative and see
    how a positive would look like please download it, open in Photoshop and
    press 'crtl + i'.

    Andreas Gugau, Jul 26, 2006
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