Looks like Velvia 50 is back in production!

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  1. Shootar401

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    All they need to do now is bring back Astia 100F.
     
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    Doesn't help me. If it hasn't changed, it was on acetate base like Provia - not dimensionally stable.
    Velvia 100F and Astia 100F were on polyester, so you could regiester masks without worrying about
    them going out of whack later. Astia was never duly appreciated, so sold poorly. I only have one box
    of 8X10 Astia left in the freezer.
     
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    wait, so proportions of the image will shrink and change on velvia!? won't that cause cracks in the emulsion?

    is this for the japanese market or worldwide?
     
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    Yeah, Astia back in 120 please! Fuji if you read that, I´m running out of it!
     
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    ALL films are not dimensional stable. But PET-base films are much more stable than TAC-base films. The instability is caused by change of water content in the base.

    Because of this emulsion is still coated on glass.
     
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    Reala in 35mm now!
     
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    astia and reala in 35mm please! pretty please? pretty please with a cherry on the top?
     
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    Discontinuing Astia pissed me off quite a bit.

    When you have: Velvia 50, Velvia 100, Velvia 100f, Provia 100f.
     
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    Many advanced printing methods in the darkroom are benefitted by dimensionally-stable polyester film.
    Some people do unsharp masking for black and white printing. I also do many kind of color printing controls which need film to stay in register once punched. Acetate films shrink over time, or in the short
    term will change dimensionally due to humidity changes. Modern films, unless they are severely outdated when you use them, will not crack or shed the emulsion. That's not the issue. Some of these
    procedures take several steps where either you need constant humidity or stable film. Most black and
    white sheet film is polyester; not all color films were. And nearly all 120 film is on flimsy acetate....
    sigh ... have to work with some of that tonite!
     
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    Hello!
    Would you be so kind as to do a search before posting next time, please? Already mentioned here: http://www.apug.org/forums/forum390/116328-fuji-news-feb-2013-a.html

    To the Moderators: I'll suggest merging this thread with the existing one. Thanks!
     
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    Well excuse me, I'll make sure I check every post you make to make sure I'm not duplicating one of yours.

    Sorry I hurt your feelings
     
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    I don't understand the translation link. I don't know how anyone can determine anything about what Fuji is going to do with their films from the translation.
     
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    This is an incorrect heading for this, there was another thread about this, it's not coming back in 4x5's here, it's only going to be for the asian market, the US only gets 120 and 35mm in Velvia50 :sad:
     
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    I'm glad Velvia 50 4x5 and 8x10 is still being made, and if it means I have to buy it from Japan, then that is just what I'll do. But let me get through my 180 4x5 sheets and 110 8x10 sheets first.
     
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    i don't know why they do this stupid exclusive regional marketing crap, when the internet allows for a global market and online ordering straight from the source. it's not like they don't have the infrastructure needed to make that possible...
     
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    I agree. the world is now a global market, so why not make all the film available world wide?
     
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    They must have their reasons... price perhaps... they can't sell it to B&H for X price because B&H just won't order it at that price, so they just discontinue the sales of it here, over there they can sell it for Y price... if we want it here, we have to pay Y or Z price and they make more...

    I'm sure most of it has to do with the fact that we can't get the home chemistry here anymore so no one is shooting chromes because the lab costs are ridiculous, they sort of shot themselves in the foot there... stupid forced lab usage is such a DUMB plan... grrrr
     
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    This is a international forum.

    Some material not imported by the manufacturer's distributor into the USA does not exclude from stating it is back in production, are even just back.
     
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    Yea but over there Velvia 50 in 4x5 was never discontinued, only in the US market so my statement isn't entirely wrong :/ lol anyway good to know its attainable


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    Sorry, $400 USD for 20 sheets of Velvia 50 8x10 is NOT going to fly. (Price if purchasing from Japan.)
     
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    maybe i would buy a box again
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    Perhaps the Fuji companys in each country are run like individual businesses and they can decide what they import based on their potential sales.
     
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    you are right
    from what i know sheet film from fuji in Slovakia, Czech and Poland was only available on special order, and i waited over 6 month for delivery.