Fujifilm Xtra 400 in 120 - still in production and available fresh?!?!?

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    I bought a couple of 5-packs a year ago when it was only $23.
     
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    In Germany, Xtra400 is still available in 120 at macodirect.de or phototec.de, in case you want to stock up while it lasts.
     
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    Good to know it's available (I never thought to look for it), but why would I buy this when Portra 400 (120 5 pack) is only $30? For me, the nicest thing about Superia has always been the price.
     
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    Not much, other than the Fuji will have a bit more saturation and more grain!
     
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    I was not suggesting that you or anyone else should buy Superia if they're a happy Kodak shooter. I was under the impression that the OP had a special interest in the film (see thread title) and I wanted to direct him to a source where the film is still available. :whistling:
     
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    Understood. I was just commenting on Amazon's price. It's rare to see a consumer film priced twice as much as a professional film, all other things equal (film speed, format, packaging, etc.).
     
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    I use this film for pinhole photography, for it's colors and it's very forgiving with over- and underexposure. I bought a very large stash several years ago (outdated + cheap) and it's nearly empty. So I use (cheap + outdated) Konica 400 PRO and Fuji 160 NPC mostly now. See: http://thetoadmen.blogspot.nl/2013/05/pinhole-images-for-wppd2013.html

    However, this film costs new EURO 24.30 ($30.00) at macodirect.de including 19% VAT. See;
    http://www.macodirect.de/fuji-superia-400br5x-p-1647.html?language=en.
    I believe - when ordering from outside the EU - you don't have to pay the VAT?
    So I think Amazon is too expensive...

    But great that it is still available.
     
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    I buy this film in 35mm at my local Wal-mart, so it can't be that rare. Or is just that it is rare to find it in 120?
     
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    Yeah, it's not that common in 120.
     
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    But Kodak Porta 400 seems to be cheaper everywhere I look... And Fuji Pro 400H is just a few euros more for a propack.

    I avoid Superia 400 these days since it doesn't handle underexposure well, I get magenta shifts fairly easily. Porta is superior here. But the colour palette of Superia can be nice tough. But I would never pay those prices for it.

    Superia 800 in 120 would be cool tough. Nom nom. Or 1600 (it performs good when overexposed, a unique look). One can dream...

    On a side note, wonder who is making the Lomo 800 120 films now when they switched from Ferrania stock? Porta 800 for that price seems too good to be true.