Fuji GSW690 with Fuji Astia 100F

I have recently received slide films from the lab. It’s always a great experience to view for the first time developed slide film, especially medium format which looks absolutely stunning. I have repeatedly stated that even the Coolscan 9000 scanner cannot fully reproduce the glorious detail which is present on medium format slide frame.

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All images on this post were taken with the Fuji GSW690iii loaded with Fuji Astia 100F slide film. It’s one of the rare times I have used Astia for landscapes. Its considered to be more of a portrait film but I had a couple of rolls which are expiring soon, so I gave it a try.

Astia sure is not Velvia or even Provia, but it has it’s advantages. It scans really great and has a slightly better exposure latitude. It’s neutral color and contrast produces scans which can easily be post processed and although it lacks the vivid colors of Velvia, I found the results on landscapes pretty good.

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The shooting location was Meteora (Greece). A unique location with many great subjects for landscape and travel photography. I used a tripod in order to get the maximum quality and when viewing the full size scans, the detail is stunning.

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The Fuji GSW690 is the best film camera I have used for landscapes. Fully mechanical with a superb 65mm Fujinon lens (28mm equivalent) and 6×9 format, produces huge negatives with fantastic details.

Enough with words, here are the rest of the images.

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