Velvia Slide Types

Discussion in 'Photography' started by hueb_1, May 12, 2005.

  1. hueb_1

    hueb_1 Guest

    I was on a website today trying to order some Velvia Slides and I came
    across 2 of the same kind of film with different discriptions:

    Fuji RVP36 Gray Velvia ISO-50 Professional Color Chrome 35mm Film

    Fuji RVP36 Dom Velvia ISO-50 Professional Color Chrome 35mm Film

    What is the difference between Gray Velvia and Dom Velvia? And what
    does the RVP36 stand for?

    hueb_1, May 12, 2005
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    Rob Novak Guest

    Gray = grey market - film manufactured for another market and imported
    by the reseller. Such practice usually voids any warranty with the
    manufacturer, and instructions are normally in the intended market's
    language. In the US, this is typically film manufactured for the
    Asian market.

    Dom = Domestic. Film intended to be sold in the market advertised.

    RVP = Fuji's designation for Velvia. 36 = number of exposures.
    Rob Novak, May 13, 2005
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    RSD99 Guest

    Correct ... what Rob didn't say is ...

    Avoid the Gray Market film unless cost is your **only** consideration. You
    have absolutely no knowledge as to how it was handled, and it just *might*
    have sat for two weeks in a shipping container in the middle of the desert
    .... where the interior temperature exceeded 160 degrees (F). This would
    probably cause (at least) some problems with color and exposure.
    RSD99, May 14, 2005
  4. So, having said that, has anybody had trouble with grey market film from
    the likes of B&H Photo? I find that this company is absolutely fabulous
    in every way! At least, they seem to be for hardware.
    Thomas T. Veldhouse, May 14, 2005
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