Fuji Velvia 50

Discussion in 'Product Availability' started by Allan Swindles, Nov 7, 2007.

  1. Allan Swindles

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    An article in "Amateur Photographer" 25/11/2006 indicated that, due to demand, Velvia 50 was to be re-launched in Spring 2007. Did it happen, and if so, why can't I find it anywhere?
     
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    It was launched in UK first, and has wide availability, but probably not at the small stores. Try Calumet.
     
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    Thanks roteague, I deal with Calumet but last time I checked their website, a couple of weeks ago, I could only find Velvia 100. I'm off to check it now.
     
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    Nope, definitely only listing Velvia 100.
     
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    Unfortunately, you are still subject to it being in stock. Camera stores, even Calumet, don't often keep film in stock like they used to. I can't tell you much about the UK, but I'm sure someone else will jump in with a suggestion or two.
     
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    B&H New York has it for $123.99 for a 20 roll 135mm ProPack. They also have 120, 220, 4x5 and 8x10. I know this doesn't help much, unless you want to order from the US.
     
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    Thanks again roteague, at least you've confirmed it's around. My stock of 120 and 5x4 is OK but my 35mm is getting tight. I've been trying 100 and I'm quite pleased with the results - but I haven't printed to A4 (35mm) as yet.
     
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    Thanks guys, as long as it is around I'll track it down somewhere.
     
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    No problem. I use both, 50 for landscapes and nature, 100 for travel and cities. Each has its own strength.
     
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    Try to ask here

    http://choose-film.com/

    it's the Fujifilm-sponsored England site. There you'll find all you need
     
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    Robert White list it in 135, 120 and 5x4 sheet and Quickload on the new web site, as does Mathers in 135 and 120.

    Bob.
     
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    I got some over the counter at Central Camera in Chicago about a month ago.

    Definitely not cheap, but it was in stock.

    Almost done with one roll, so I haven't even seen the results yet.
     
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    Try these

    www.speedgraphic.co.uk

    www.discountfilmsdirect.co.uk

    www.mailshots.co.uk

    The film has certainly been available since June in the UK since I tried it first on a trip late that month. You might be on the receiving end of Fuji's batch processing routines. Don't imagine there's a factory pumping out Velvia 50 all day every day. Its made in big batches that go into the trade pretty quickly and so if a particular dealer runs out there's often no replenishment possible till the next batch. Its the price we pay for not buying enough to facilitate frequent or continuous production.
     
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    Velvia 50

    Again, many thanks to all. I hadn't really tried hard to track it down, just went to my usual supplier and was surprised to see it not re-listed, perhaps as a result of batch manufacture as suggested by D.H. The important thing is that it has been reprieved and is available.:smile: