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01-05-2011, 01:51 PM   #1
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Velvia 100 Discontinued?

B&H says Velvia 100 120mm is discontinued; Adorama doesn't list it.

I didn't see any announcement, and a quick google doesn't help.

I really like the saturated colors, so I would miss this.

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they still have it at freestyle, no sign of it being discontinued there, but it may pay to grab some

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01-05-2011, 01:58 PM   #3
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these are the clearance chromes from freestyle

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looks like they are clearing the 35mm x36exp, but that may just be an overstock thing
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Fuji Canada lists all 3 velvia as current in the pro section, they don't list any of the known discontinued films (ie neopan 1600) so they seem up to date

01-05-2011, 06:00 PM   #5
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The Fujifilm web site still has it listed in all formats.

Note the following:* Some formats and packaging may not be available in your area. Please consult with your local Fujifilm distributor for details.

FUJICHROME Velvia 100 | Fujifilm Global

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01-05-2011, 10:18 PM   #6
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QuoteOriginally posted by gofour3 Quote
The Fujifilm web site still has it listed in all formats.

Note the following:* Some formats and packaging may not be available in your area. Please consult with your local Fujifilm distributor for details.

FUJICHROME Velvia 100 | Fujifilm Global

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...out of date. Notice that there at least one format (4x5 quickload) has not been available for about a year...


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It looks like PF is turning into the discontinued film rumor center. There have been several posts in the last couple of weeks about certain films having disappeared when in fact, they were and are generally available and/or are being packaged differently. What gives?

For sure Fuji is being super flaky and shaking up their film lines, but to say that Velvia 100 is gone based on a single listing on the B&H site is a little premature. My understanding is that stocks of 120 are low resulting in poor availability, but that 35mm is quite nicely available in both RVP 100 and 100F. (Amazon is accepting orders for later fulfillment on the RVP 100 in 120 and Adorama seems to have plenty except for RVP 100 in 120.)


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01-06-2011, 04:30 PM   #8
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Due to a "technical problem" Astia 100F is discontinued too since october...

I tell you that I am really disapointed...
Fuji changed their name to Fujifilm. Ok, but there was not a single film, flyer or info on the whole booth at the Photokina...


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As I recall, the Fuji Website listed the 120 Velvia 100 and 100F but not the 220 of these. Some of the film sellers that list the 220 for sale, did not have any.
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QuoteOriginally posted by desertscape Quote
As I recall, the Fuji Website listed the 120 Velvia 100 and 100F but not the 220 of these. Some of the film sellers that list the 220 for sale, did not have any.
Sadly, 220 is pretty much dead except for a very few films.


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The way I do it now is shoot Fuji Astia 100F and use Photoshop to make it look like Velvia. This way, you get an extra 1/3-stop in shadow detail and the grain is much finer. The only problem is that when you get the film back, the colors are going to look very dull compared to what you're used to. You'll have to use a little bit of imagination. But, just scan the thing and crank up the saturation and you'll be better off than before.

Here's the email from Fuji that I got the other day. I took them 3 weeks to get back to me about a simple question regarding which 220 films they will be discontinuing:

Thank you for contacting FUJIFILM North America Corporation. Please allow us to assist you.

Please be advised that all 220 film has been discontinued. Therefore, we do not have information regarding dealers who may still be carrying this product. We are sorry that we are not able to assist you further in locating this item.

We sincerely hope this information has been beneficial to you. If you should have any further questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us in the future. It would be our pleasure to assist you again.

Thank you for your interest in FUJIFILM products and services.

Respectfully,

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It's now official.
I am a bit late, but didn't follow this thread.

The news ticker of heise Foto (of the German scientific/technical publishing house Heise), wrote on July 20th, that Fujifilm Professional has announced some of its slide films will be discontinued.

They say the discontinued films are Fujichrome Velvia 100F as 135, 120 and bigger formats, and Velvia 50 as 4"5". For Germany, they think the last charges may be delivered in December 2012.

On request Fujifilm Germany confirmed Velvia 50 will stay in production in 135 and 120 format.

Link (German only):

hxxp://www.heise.de/meldung/Fuji-Velvia-teilweise-vor-dem-Aus-1648611.html
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Velvia 50 and Velvia 100F will be discontinued from end December 2012 in the 5x4 and 8x10 formats.
The film will continue to be available in 35mm and 120 formats. Mind you, we are now wondering, aloud, for just how long!!

Source: Fujifilm Australia/25th July 2012.

I don't think 100F has a very big fan base; it is a flashy, avant garde and sometimes gaudy emulsion, but then Velvia 100 blows its whites too easily. It is especially irksome when I was printing Ilfochromes (discontinued 2010).
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QuoteOriginally posted by Silent Street Quote
Velvia 50 and Velvia 100F will be discontinued from end December 2012 in the 5x4 and 8x10 formats.
The film will continue to be available in 35mm and 120 formats. Mind you, we are now wondering, aloud, for just how long!!

Source: Fujifilm Australia/25th July 2012.

I don't think 100F has a very big fan base; it is a flashy, avant garde and sometimes gaudy emulsion, but then Velvia 100 blows its whites too easily. It is especially irksome when I was printing Ilfochromes (discontinued 2010).
Where can I see some examples of the 100F?

Sounds interesting.
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QuoteQuote:
Where can I see some examples of the 100F?

Sounds interesting.
Start from
Fuji Velvia 100F

There are no pictures in his blog itself, but it provides multiple links where you (once) could find examples.
The blog is from 2004, some of the links could be dead by now.
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