Slide film : LUSENET : polaroid transfers : One Thread

Has anyone found that the TYPE/BRAND of slide film to use (in a 35 mm camera) for transfers makes a difference in the quality of the transfer? What slide film are people using? Thank you for responding!

-- Sarah Cole (, August 16, 2000



I have been using Fuji Provia and Fuji Velvia slide film to use with trasfers and have been happy with them. I prefer to use the Velvia as it seems to exaggerate the colors which is nice because the transfers seem to loose some of the color by nature. The Velvia is 50 speed and the Provia is 100 speed so it has to be very bright to use the Velvia without flash. I order the film from B&H Photo which is the cheapest I have found and it has always been good film. I really like both of these films but I haven't used anything else for transfers so it isn't a very well rounded answer! Hope it helps some though!


-- Angela Winholtz (, August 18, 2000.

Angela comments that it really has to be bright to use 50 speed film. This is likely because most use a zoom now. Get out the old 50mm/1.8 lens and it is remarkable how much light there is in the world.

-- Nova (, March 26, 2001.

I too love the punchy and sometimes bizarre colors that I get with Velvia film. One thing to keep in mind, though, is that slide films can be shot at higher speeds, or "pushed." The extra cost for this process is next to nothing (2 bucks for a whole roll where I go). I have shot Velvia at 50, 100 and 200 ISO and the results are amazing. Awesome little trick for those must-have shots in less than ideal conditions, if you have a camera that allows for this!


-- Scott Miki (, June 07, 2001.

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