Fuji Velvia 50

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  1. roteague

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    To those who like Velvia 50:

    I read in the 5 March 2005 issue of "Amateur Photographer" (UK) magazine that the reason this is happening is because Fuji can no longer get one of the key raw-materials needed to make the film. This is the statement from the Professional product manager. See page 4 if you have this issue.
     
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    I assume by the content of your post that Fuji Velvia 50 is to be discontinued. I also assume by yours and other posts regarding Velvia 100f that this magic ingredient is absent in that film and therefore is velvia in name only.
     
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    Fuji did announce a month or so ago that they would discontinue Velvia 50 by the end of the year and replace it with the Velvia 100 - which is a different film from the 100F. The Velvia 100 has been available in Japan for a couple of years and isn't new, except to the US/UK market. Fuji says they will continue marketing two separate 100 speed Velvia's. Here is a link with an article about the new film: http://www.kenrockwell.com/fuji/velvia100.htm
     
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    Supposed to be a new new Velvia 100. I think it was discussed in the new fuji stuff thread.
     
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    It was discussed previously in another thread, but this is the first time I have seen Fuji announce the reason they are discontining the Velvia 50; I felt that Fuji's statment warranted bringing up the subject again.
     
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    So is Velvia 100 non-f the same film one stop faster as the soon to be discontinued RVP?
     
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    No, it is a modern version of the film; based upon the same technology as the F series film, but with the color saturation of the old.
     
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    I wasn't commenting on the thread just pointing mrcallow to the other one.
     
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    Nice to hear that Velvia ,no matter if it's rated ISO 50 or 100, won't disapear from the market. I've tried to use Kodak ExtraColour 100 instead of Velvia ( it's much cheaper) but it was not even a little bit like Velvia...
     
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    Sorry, I can be a little thick, but I get it now.
     
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    That's my main reason for preferring Kodak colour films - they don't look even a little bit like Velvia! :tongue: :D