Fujifilm Announces Film Price increases

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  1. RattyMouse

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    Better then a 'discontinuing xxx line' report.
     
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    My thoughts exactly. And 10% is not really so bad, my favourite dish at my Chinese takeaway went up by more than that this year.
     
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    Two double digit price increases in 10 months' time- sounds pretty bad to me. Time to stock up!
     
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    Last year Agfa increased prices for medical films by 70%... Just to put those 10% into perspective...
     
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    It is what it is. Could be worse.
     
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    I'm fully anticipating a 10-15% annual increase from now until the end for all photographic film. Silver is climbing higher, demand is dropping, and we can't expect the companies to eat the cost.
     
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    For the quality of Acros, I have no desire to abandon the film over this. It'll be $3.29 a roll....
     
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    At least they are still manufacturing film, for which I'm thankful.
     
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    hopefully 8x10 isn't part of the increase cuz 10% of $219 is painful.
     
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    My first thought was "again?", my second was remembering how low film prices actually are compared to 10 years ago and the decrease in demand. If it keeps film alive, so be it.
     
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    And the most relevant response comes first...

    :smile:

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    Better than coughing up three grand every couple of years.
     
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    Still feeling good with just over 600 sheets of HP5+ and about 300 rolls of Tri-X 120mm in the freezer.
     
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    +1

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    These things happen, staff get pay rises, property prices increase, that needs to be paid for. Almost everything goes up in price, that which does not, you need to question how it's being made. Sure, I can buy stuff from Indonesia for pennies, but it's the factory workers who pay for that. The major film makers are Kodak, Fujifilm, and Ilford, all in first world nations, paying proper salaries and with realistic costs.

    I want a pay rise this year, so do Fujifilm workers, you can either increase your sales, or charge more for your product. Products which are not in dramatic growth will need to go up in price.
     
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    The maths isn't that hard. :D
     
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    It's called inflation. Was a box of color film really that much cheaper thirty years ago given its percent of one's overall income at the time? I don't think so.
     
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    As a student I paid roughly double the price in retail stores 10 years ago pre-internet than I pay now when I buy online (no more local stores selling film, especially b&w)...
     
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    Very true. I gave up on shooting film last month and have already spent close to $750 on digital gear. I know for certain that next year will be much, much more expensive. Digital is definitely not cheaper than film.

    A shame that I could not get the quality I need out of my film gear. I still come here out of force of habit.
     
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    Just the other day I was thinking how inexpensive a 5-pack of acros 120 still is. You know what? If it goes up 10%, it will still be inexpensive.
     
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    Check out the new Price of Velvia 50 4x5...
     
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    it's that price now... where are you getting it for less?
     
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    While I totally agree, the prices for some films have gone up so often and so much that the price alone threatens the survival. I'm thinking in particular of E6 films, pretty much all of them. (Which all mean Fuji now anyway.)

    If they'd bring back Astia I'd pay more for it. :sad:

    Acros is a remarkably inexpensive film in 120 compared to the competition from Kodak and Ilford. Given that, why it's about the most expensive black and white sheet film is a mystery.
     
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    prices for prints will be going up soon.