FujiFilm introduces new Acros 25 Professional at PMA

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  1. avandesande

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    FUJIFILM INTRODUCES NEW FUJI ACROS 25 PROFESSIONAL

    Valhalla, NY, April 1, 2006 - Fuji Photo Film U.S.A., Inc. announces the introduction of new Fuji Acros 25 Professional at the PMA 2006 Annual Convention and Trade Show. The new ISO 25 Black and White film delivers ultra-fine grain and optimum tonal scale and gradation under strong lighting. Fuji Acros 25 Professional incorporates new-generation color couplers and new ultra fine tabular grain technology which ensure a high level of enlargement, making this film ideally suited for a wide range of product shots, interiors, furniture, architecture, certain medical imaging needs and other professional applications requiring the ultimate. The new film also possesses excellent archivability.

    http://www.fujifilm.com/JSP/fuji/ep...07&CAT_ID=-10089
     
  2. Lee L

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    April 1st dateline and a dead link?

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    Tried this link and nothing.
    I`m not sure of the point of an ISO 25 film these days. Another idle rumour to stand along side the one for Ilford Delta 25 perhaps? we`ll see.
     
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    And why would a black and white film need color couplers?
     
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    There is plenty is room for a quality ISO 25 film today. Those of us who print 20x20 inches and above off 6x6 film are hard pressed in finding a replacement for the revered Kodak Technical Pan. Leave it to Fuji to show Kodak how to run an imaging business.
     
  6. Lee L

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    Or be used for "other professional applications requiring the ultimate."

    The ultimate what? The antepenultimate I could maybe understand... :smile:

    Lee
     
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    Another use for ISO 25 film is enabling narrow depth of field in bright light. (Yes, ND filters can achieve the same effect, but you need one to fit the lens you intend to use. I've got some lenses that use very odd filters, like the rear-mounted filters for my Zenitar 16mm. I'd probably have to get an ND filter custom made for that lens.)
     
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    The link doesn't work because its shortened (see the ... in the middle?) maybe if someone could post the entire link it would work.

    Also, for colour couplers, I'm going to take a wild guess here and assume that this refers to sensitizing dyes (which would relate to the films spectral sensitivity, right?)
     
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    There is no mention of this on Fuji's PMA announcement page. I wonder if it was an internal thing, not meant to be released to the public yet. I guess we will have to wait for avandesande to answer the question, of where he found the link.
     
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    yeah, I saw no mention of it in their press release either.
     
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    This is obviously a hoax.
     
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    I suspect you may be correct.
     
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    First, the date is in the future.

    Second, Fuji is in NJ and not Valhalla NY (that is where Mamiya is).

    Third, color couplers?

    Fourth, avante should be ashamed of himself.
     
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    I posted three announcements earlier today, all listed Valhalla, NY - I got all three announcements directly from Fuji's public web site.

    http://www.fujifilm.com/JSP/fuji/epartners/PMALandingPage.jsp

    And PMA only runs to March 1st, not April 1st.

    Note: the keynote address is being given by Shigetaka Komori, CEO of Fuji.
     
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    I hope everyone enjoyed the April Fool's joke, although February is a bit early for that.
     
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    There's a Rollei branded iso 25 B&W film out as well (as in you can order it from B&H). Lots of uses for iso 25.
     
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    That'll last as long as the master rolls of APX hold out.

    I've used ISO 25 film a fair amount -- in subminiature (16 mm microfilms, that is). I'd much rather have faster, but I've rather gotten used to a film with fine enough grain that a 10x enlargement shows nothing but smooth tones -- I'm limited by the quality of the camera and enlarger lenses, and my ability to hold the camera steady and focus accurately, instead of by the film grain.

    And I've got a roll of ADOX CMS 20 in my Spotmatic right now; I'm looking forward to seeing what this film (another microfilm product of unspecified origin) can do with the developer I've been using on Imagelink HQ and Copex Rapid -- especially behind a top quality, fast lens and in a camera that can take real advantage of slow shutter speeds.

    In fact, unless the new, hypothetical Delta 25 or Acros 25 were significantly cheaper than CMS 20, I don't know I'd have a lot of use for it. Sure, I need a special developer for the microfilm product -- but I have that already in hand, in support of my 16 mm cameras. And I'd be amazed if a delta-grain ISO 25 film, in a conventional developer, could rival the quality of a good microfilm image. Four bucks a roll is a little steep (to someone used to bulk loading with economy film), but better than the $7 for the other similar products (or a lot more yet for Gigabit, though their price includes the developer).

    And most of the time, I'm a LOT more comfortable with ISO 400 loaded than even with ISO 100, let alone *another* two stops slower...
     
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    The Rollei 25 is not APX 25. Only the Rollei Retro 100 and 400 are from the Agfa master rolls. Rollei 25 is made by Maco.
     
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    It's my understanding that Maco is an alternate brand for Efke, which is now sold in many locations as ADOX. Which means the Rollei 25 is probably indistinguishable from Efke 25, including the very low red sensitivity. Not sure what's gained by paying a Rollei price, unless Efke is going to stop selling the same product(s) for a lot less under their own name or ADOX brand. Maybe it's just another illustration of Barnum's Law.
     
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    From what I have heard Rollei 25 is much closer to APX 25 in terms of emulsion and has a clear base - there was some mention of sharing of emulsion technolgoy by Agfa in the 90s.

    Hope this helps,

    Lachlan