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07-26-2013, 01:18 PM   #1
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Fuji Axes 4 more film types - including Reala

Bad, Bad news. I love Reala film. Get it while you still can:

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07-26-2013, 03:07 PM   #2
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QuoteOriginally posted by itshimitis Quote
Bad, Bad news. I love Reala film. Get it while you still can:

Fuji axes four more films (update) | Amateur Photographer
Crap I'm a fan of the Provia 400x.

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Update: Just ordered 6 x 5 pack in 120..

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What a shame, I just got into shooting 400x and I really like it in my 67. When Velvia 50 goes away, I'll have to get a 645D and use the 67 for B&W only I guess.
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Fuji has at least one more E6 emulsion in the crosshairs.

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I didn't see this news in the Fuji Global or USA site. I'm wondering about the legitimacy of the information about these films.
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QuoteOriginally posted by desertscape Quote
I didn't see this news in the Fuji Global or USA site. I'm wondering about the legitimacy of the information about these films.
The B&H Photo cost for a box of 5 Provia 400X in 120, has jumped from $34.95 to $53.75! It will start hitting eBay at an even higher cost, the first signs of it being discontinued.

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On a Dealer Bulletin sighted at your usual place of purchase or supply should be used to determine what is happening, not hearsay. There is no bulletin advising of discontinuation of 400X here in Australia; Fujifilm is well known for trimming some emulsions in some markets while retaining them in others; in essence, what happens in one market ie. North America, may not necessarily be reflected globally, there and then (possibly later, if at all). Historically this has been the case.

Having said that, I think we should brace for the loss of one more E6 emulsion from Fuji this year or early 2014, on top of a couple lost last November. It is true though that E6 has one foot in the grave and the other on a banana peel. Use it and enjoy it while it is here and now.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Silent Street Quote
what happens in one market ie. North America, may not necessarily be reflected globally, there and then (possibly later, if at all). Historically this has been the case.
Those were my thoughts too. The link in the OP is to a U.K. Web site. That being said, the article explicitly quotes the Fuji production manager as saying that production has ceased on those films. I would take that to mean that those films will no longer be available world-wide.


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I tried to get a roll of Neopan 400 today but my local camera shop was out, so I got the 100 Arcos. It's been a long time since I used Fuji film. When I came back to film in the past year I jumped on the Kodak wagon but that's only going to take me so far.
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Freestyle Photo has announced it as well, their Facebook page has a release from Fuji USA.

Fujifilm Discontinues Neopan 400 B&W and Provia 400X Slide Film

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Amateur Photographer is a popular and reliable weekly photographic magazine and I have always found their stories reliable. Otherwise I wouldn't have posted it.
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Lame. I love Neopan 400, and I hate losing another high ISO option.
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