Fuji velvia 50 120 no longer in production?

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    It is still made, your camera store is just trying to rip you off. :tongue:
     
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    120 is still in production, it's the 4x5 film that was discontinued. Apparently, some unscrupulous dealers are jacking up the price even on the non-discontinued film.
     
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    Here we go... :whistling:
    Velvia 50 in 120 is not out of production. Velvia 50 in 4x5 format, along with Velvia 100F 4x5, is scheduled to be off-production in the last couple of months of this year. Other formats are not affected.
     
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    If the page below tells the truth

    http://www.bjp-online.com/british-j.../fujifilm-discontinues-two-professional-films

    Velvia 100F is going to be discontinued in all formats: 135, 120, and 4"x5".

    The announcement was made with months of advance so making a good inventory at decent prices should not be a problem if you particularly like using a discontinued film.

    Buying film at online stores is probably the future. Small shops cannot run much of an inventory in this hard times, they must buy small volumes and they cannot be competitive with big retailers.
     
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    Small shops could add a lot of value to the experience if they actually gave out credible information. It's the many stories from small retailers trying to rip off unknowing customers and the associated breach of trust which makes these small shops less and less viable.
     
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    Where is the Bulletin from Fujifilm to support the statements in the British Journal of Photography? Professionals would have received such a bulletin now, or viewed it, from their usual sources of these films.
    They can take 100F, but not 50 — there would be an uproar. I and the lab have found 100F to be particularly challenging to work with, yielding good results only after a lot of colourimetric and inversion work. The problem is with the yellow and red layers.
    Correspondence with Fujifilm Australia has found no confirmation of discontinuation of any films this side of the globe, nor have pro-level dealers I regularly communicate with received any Retail Bulletin that confirms discontinuation. Prices of 100F and 50 here in Australia are very, very appealing; I'm buying a box at least each week or fortnight now but need to throw out some chooks and steaks to make room in the freezer.

    And when E6 is no longer offered ... then what?
     
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    I just got the new Freestyle catalog in the mail and they list Velvia 50 RVP in 35mm, 120, and 4X5.
     
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