Fuji 160NS

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  1. RattyMouse

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    Folks, I am scared to ask, but is Fuji 160NS still available?

    I just got a roll of this film back from the lab and I just love the results. I'm unclear on the status of this film and would appreciate any clarification you can give.

    hopeful,
     
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    Hate to break it to you, but I think it's been discontinued for a while now.
     
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    Damn.....color film is so gut wrenching. Every time I find one I like, off it goes.
     
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    I'm glad Portra and Velvia are still around for now. They possess my favorite colors. Also, this website here has some interesting films that I'm dying to try out (I want to try out a roll of Kodalith so badly).
     
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    I didnt care for Porta the first few times I tried it. I'll have to try again. It is just so painful to lose those Fuji skin tones. So painful.
     
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    Yes, I think all films that didnt get the updated packaging are gone.
     
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    Exactly.
    Pro 160 NS is still in the Fuji film programme. And easily available from the bigger distributors.
    So far there has not been any discontinuance statement from Fuji.
    Excellent film by the way. Has the best detail rendition (highest resolution, finest grain) in its class. And very precise, natural colours.
     
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    Like RarryMouse said, any film that didn't get updated Fuji packaging is on the way out. Even if it's still around, it's time is numbered. Time to stock up while we still can.
     
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    When it was re branded 160NS from 160S it was killed in 35mm, it's still in shops in 120 as NS.

    When only one format is killed off I think that's the beginning of the end. Happened like that with 800Z, Neopan, Reala, 160C...
     
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    It's a real crime that a film like 160NS cant survive. Fuji might as well get out of color negative if they will cut their line like this.
     
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    I just shot some this weekend :smile:

    Dated 2006 I think...
     
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    Just picked up 10 rolls after seeing this thread.


    I like Fuji film, I just don't like Fuji.....

    Besides, with C-41, there really isn't much to prefect, except what ISO you prefer it at, so there is not much of a learning process to be wasted because of discontinuation.
     
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    I have quite a lot of Fuji 160 NS in my film freezer both 135 and 120 probably about 50 rolls of each that I put by for this eventuality, because in the current situation with film I stockpile the films I like to ensure the continuing availability of it, because you can't believe a word all the film manufacturers say about their continuing their commitment to producing it.
     
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    I am heading to the film store this weekend. I have not bought Fuji 160NS in many months, so I dont know what the situation will be like. Reala disappeared from the shelves without any notice at all. If there is stock of 160NS, my credit card (and my freezer) is in for a WORLD of hurt. Seriously.
     
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    Well, I called my film guy and he has 150 rolls in stock. $550 will clean him out. Now I have to think about if I want that much film. That's 2-3 years supply for me.
     
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    Ratty, if you have the money, and its the film you've been looking for, go for it. I will do the same if (heaven forbid) Velvia RVP 50 is discontinued in 120. There are some films which look soo great from a personal perspective that stocking them up in case of discontinuation is a valid option.

    I have about 40 rolls of E100G in the freezer and the only reason why I did not increase the stock further is that Provia, while not a direct substitute, is a valid option which needs to be bought and used on a regular base to prevent it from being dicontinued as well. But Velvia has no substitute.

    Chris
     
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    I'm going there Sunday, and bringing a VERY large bag with me.