5 Beautiful Slide Film Emulsions You Can Still Get Your Hands On

It’s a sad thing that chrome film isn’t really available in the same way it used to be. Of course, this is because it’s tougher to work with vs negative film. But if you take the time to really work with it, you’ll be rewarded with images that have a unique character and look to them. Many professional photographers work with it and always did to get images and looks you can’t replicate. So if you feel brave enough and want to take the dive, check out these available slide films.

Fujifilm Provia 100F

Image by Xiu Xiu

Primarily, Fujifilm Provia 100F is used for portraiture due to its really beautiful color palette. Think of it almost like Ektar and Portra combined in some ways but capable of delivering different tones that are bound to please. This film still sells very well (for a film emulsion) and is available in both 35mm and 120 emulsions.

Lomography X Pro 200 Slide Film

Photo by き お

It’s rumored that Lomography X Pro 200 is a retired Agfa film. Despite Agfa not being as popular as Kodak and Fujifilm, analog photographers know they can surely love the brand and get great results from the film.

You see, Lomography has this whole marketing tactic of cross processing the living daylights out of their films. But if you don’t do that and instead process the films normally, you’ll get something that looks really beautiful.

Pro Tip: This image was shot with Kodak Portra 400, which isn’t a slide film. But if you really want to start working with film, start shooting with your camera set to the daylight white balance so that you gain a familiarity with the various types of lighting scenarios and how they’ll affect your scene.

Fujifilm Velvia 50

Image by Bimal Ramdoyal. Used with permission in our interview.

If you’re wanting to get into Velvia 50, know that it’s the far more preferred emulsion vs Velvia 100. The day that Fujifilm Velvia 50 goes is going to be one of the saddest days in photography. This emulsion is by far the absolute best for photographing gorgeous landscapes. You’re not going to get anything better due to its vivid colors, saturation, etc. We recommend getting a graduated ND filter and giving the film a lot of light.

AgfaPhoto CTprecisa 100 Color Transparency Film

Image by Steven Boelaars

This one is a bit of a mystery. Admittedly, I don’t know a whole lot about it, but it’s yet another slide film that you can get which can have very beautiful results.

Kodak Ektachrome E100 (Coming Q4 2017)

Kodak Ektachrome

This image was taken from the older version of Ektachrome and by far it is my favorite film on this list. I personally love it for portraits, but we’re not sure what the new emulsion will be like.