Another quickload question....

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  1. jayvo86

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    There seems to be a lot of conflicting info on quickload film being available.

    The shelves here in Japan are oozing Fuji quickload film. Is this exclusive to Japan?
     
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    It'll be like Kodachrome withdrawn from overseas markets first and the remainder sold in the home market while existing stocks last.

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    When was the official discontinuation of quickload? Seems odd that there would be so much fresh quickload. There wasn't even a notice about "while supplies last."
     
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    They've been gradually disappearing from various markets as stocks ru out rather, there were announcements that they were being discontinued here in the UK a year or two ago.

    You're seing only small amounts relative to the global market.

    Ian
     
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    For the most part, yes.
     
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    I wish Fuji had a better distribution system. I really miss the Acros QL and the FP100b Fujiroid B&W. The stuff seemed to suddenly disappear from the shelves.
     
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    Fuji have a very good distribution systems but when products are no longer made then items get withdrawn from some areas before others. It's termed phased withdrawal.

    There's nothing stopping you from buying from a Japanese supplier, except possibly the language. Don't worry we learnt a long time ago foreigners understand if you speak louder :D

    Ian
     
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    If Acros QL were still being made and available here that would be reason enough for me to get a QL holder. But it isn't, so I'm not. :sad:
     
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    I'm probably just going to stick with sheet film in the end. Across in QL is about 5 bucks a shot and standard sheet is about 2 bucks a shot.
     
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    I bought a quickload in hope to use QL films, but it sounds i did a big mistake.
     
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    Well...if you'd like me to ship you a case, let me know.
     
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    What case do you have?
     
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    Pretty interesting. Perhaps the OP could make some extra money selling quick loads to people outside of Japan. I'd buy some, if I had the extra money and didn't have several boxes of film waiting for me to use.
     
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    I'm not really interested in starting up a business, but if a fellow APUGer want's some quickload, I wouldn't mind working out some sort of deal.

    I haven't actually bought any quickload for myself. However, if you name your flavor, I can buy as much as you want. Last I checked they had tons of color neg and chrome. They had some Fuji Across, but a bunch had been bought. I image they will re-stock soon. (I can also get Across from a closer store too.)

    Just let me know what you are interested in and how much you would like.
     
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    The only QL i will be interested in will be Acros and Velvia [50 and 100, not 100F], color neg will be difficult to use as the lab telling me they will not process less than 10 sheets at once, and i don't think i will shoot that much in short time, they can process slide even 1-2 sheets, and i do B&W at home and ready for color yet, difficult to get the chemicals for color.
     
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    Let me drop by the store and see what they have. There website is giving me mixed signals.

    Last time I checked they had Across, Astia, and Pro160s. They MAY have had Velvia 50, but I'm not sure.

    I'll let you know.
     
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    Good, but i hope that time i will have budget as i am broke right now, but i will be recovered sooner or later this month or next, so hope by that time the QLs you will search will be around.

    Thanks.
     
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    Bic Camera is selling Across quickload for $110 dollars. (20)
     
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    Whee-eew! NO THANKS!

    $5.50 a sheet for black and white 4x5? Um...I'll deal with the occasional dust speck, thankewverymuch. Now if it were half that price it would still be a lot, but might be worth it.
     
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    I have no idea why it's costs so much. A box of Across here is about $38 for 20.

    Honestly, I buy my film in bulk from BH unless it's a really good deal.

    (I bought 120 TMAX 100 5 pack for a buck less than online yesterday....bought the whole shelf.)
     
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    That...is an amazing price. The best I could find is a place selling Velvia for $90 a box for quick loads.
    Didn't Fuji bring back velvia 50 because enough people started asking?
    Maybe we should all start requesting that Fuji offer quick loads again. They could just sell them through their website instead of dealers in other countries. Might allow the prices to be lower, which would mean that even more people might pick up quick loads.
    Just a thought.
    As soon as I have a lot of extra money I'm gonna have to see if I can buy a box or two of velvia 50 QL from you.
    It's the development fees that always get me.
     
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    I'll need to check and see if Yodobashi has it in stock tomorrow.