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09-09-2011, 12:38 PM   #1
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Fuji Discontinues more films

Fuji announced they are discontinuing a number of films due to poor sales. a lot of the sheet film if you shoot large format

Time to buy up some stocks

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Negative Film:
Sheet film (cut size):
FujiColor Pro 160NC 45 20 sheet pack
Fujicolor Pro 160NC 45 Quick load type 20 sheet pack

Reversal film:
135 (35mm size):
Fuji Sensia III 100 24 exp roll
Fuji Sensia III 100 36 exp roll
Tungsten T64 36 exop roll

Medium format
120 size:
Astia 100F 12 exp 5 pack
220 size:
Astia 100F 24 exp 5 pack
Sheet film (cut size):
Astia 100F 45 20 sheet pack
Astia 100F 810 20 sheet pack
Astia 100F 45 quick load 20 sheet pack

Black and white negative film
135 (35mm size):
Neopan SS 36 exp roll


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Good thing that Neopan isn't on that list - it must be selling well.

Fortunately I stocked up on Astia 100F 8X10 - cut one 8X10 sheet in half and you have 2 4X5 sheets. I have some portraiture projects coming up which will require 8X10 film.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Digitalis Quote
Good thing that Neopan isn't on that list - it must be selling well.

Fortunately I stocked up on Astia 100F 8X10 - cut one 8X10 sheet in half and you have 2 4X5 sheets. I have some portraiture projects coming up which will require 8X10 film.
I think the Freestyle photo generic Neopan keeps it going (at least in 35mm)
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100 speed films disappearing

Real shame about Neopan SS.
It was a very nice classic conventional grain ISO100 black and white film.

This follows the disappearance of several other great 100 speed BW films.
APX100 went away when AGFA went out of business several years ago.
There is a clone, however the emulsion is coated on an inferior base.
Plus-X though still on the Kodak website is also said to be discontinued.

I don't like Ilford FP4; I can't imagine Kentmere is much different.
Nor do I like any of the T-grain films.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Digitalis Quote
Astia 100F 8X10 - cut one 8X10 sheet in half and you have 2 4X5 sheets.
Friend of wife shoots the 4x5 quick loads quite a bit, does seem convienient.
Pass that on to her,guess she ought to get 'shopping'
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I don't like Ilford FP4; I can't imagine Kentmere is much different. Nor do I like any of the T-grain films.
not a fan of T-grain films? I have always found them to be more consistent than other emulsions - especially when I'm developing. Though I admit T-grain films are rather hard on fixer. and no i'm not a fan of FP4 either, I have no-idea why ilford is still making it.
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QuoteOriginally posted by ChrisPlatt Quote
Real shame about Neopan SS.
It was a very nice classic conventional grain ISO100 black and white film.

This follows the disappearance of several other great 100 speed BW films.
APX100 went away when AGFA went out of business several years ago.
There is a clone, however the emulsion is coated on an inferior base.
Plus-X though still on the Kodak website is also said to be discontinued.

I don't like Ilford FP4; I can't imagine Kentmere is much different.
Nor do I like any of the T-grain films.
Hello ADOX and EFKE?

Chris
I think it's only the 135x36 Neopan SS that is being discontinued. I think you can still get 135x24.
Perhaps I should try some...

QuoteOriginally posted by Digitalis:
not a fan of T-grain films? I have always found them to be more consistent than other emulsions - especially when I'm developing. Though I admit T-grain films are rather hard on fixer. and no i'm not a fan of FP4 either, I have no-idea why ilford is still making it.
Ouch, seems you don't like FP4 much. Can I ask why? I quite like it, but there's other films I like even more.
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B&H was the only USA seller I know that carried Neopan SS.
They only sold 36 exposure rolls, and the supply was spotty.
Gray market I guess. I have never seen a 24 exposure roll.

HP5 is alright but I've had poor results with slower Ilford BW films.
Negatives were often murky, i.e. low contrast and difficult to print.

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I like using the slower Ilford films in 120, and in 135 I've in the past avoided Kodak due to the unreasonable seeming amount of curl... However, Fuji's prices are/were low and quality high, and I see B&H has the Acros-100 in both 120 and 135, though sadly the Neopan 400 is in 135 only. And (why do I feel like I'm checking my... erm... man-equipment ) they still have Ilford Pan-f...
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Fuji has been in financial trouble the past few years and that probably isn't helping matters any.
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