okay, i'll admit it, i love the look of velvia. i love seeing those hugely saturated trannys screaming at me from the lightbox. however, recently i've been shooting velvia side-by-side with FP4+, and have become increasingly aware of the limitations of RVP. shots that print beautifully in FP4+ are throw-aways in velvia... blocked shadows, detail-less highlights, difficult scans, etc.
in a world where one can adjust in photoshop for all the things that make velvia, well, velvia, does it really make sense to continue to use RVP?
i would love to hear from any velvia users that switched to another film and continued to get velvia colors without the narrow velvia range; or from users that have gone down this road and have since switched back to RVP.
i'm planning on doing some personal experimentation - got any suggestions for a good starting film? provia, astia, nps?