OUCH. Big Fuji price increase

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  1. tjaded

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    If you are Fuji shooters, I would strongly suggest you go buy some of your favorite film ASAP. I just ordered a few Fuji items for my shop, knowing there was a price increase but not knowing how much. The cost of a 20 sheet box of Provia 100F just increased by almost TWENTY dollars. I'm scared to see what else is going to jump that much! I know they had an across the board price increase on anything marked "professional" but it seems it will not be a straight percentage. Anyway, just a heads up. I always try to let me customers know in advance so they can stock up before the price increase, but this one kinda came out of left field.

    Matt
     
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    Is this a new price increase? They announced a paper & film price increase back in June -

    http://www.fujifilm.com/news/n110624.html

    "Fujifilm will also implement worldwide price increases on Motion Picture Films and Photographic Films at the same time."
     
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    The price increases went into effect about a week ago (maybe two, I forget...) Either way, a $1 per sheet increase on 4x5 is steep.
     
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    Now that is a very good reason to by Kodak film instead!
     
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    Kodak did the same thing last month. Between the price of silver and people buying less, it's getting expensive to shoot analog!
     
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    As long as Acros and Neopan 400 is still made, I'm happy! :smile:
     
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    At least Fuji is still making new cameras. If I were to choose to support only Fuji or only Kodak, it would be Fuji. I have always kinda preferred Fuji anyway...
     
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    off topic ^. Thanks for the heads up.
     
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    I think Fuji discontinued all color neg sheet film. I can't get any from any distributors, though none of them have an official discontinued notice. Communication and Fuji don't seem to get along too well...
     
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    The most recent information I heard (through Glazer's in Seattle and Lens & Shutter here) is that Fuji are still suffering from the after-effects of the earthquake and tsunami - their manufacturing capacity is really restricted right now.
     
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    So this $20 increase is to what price? I'm seeing it for $40-50/pack (cheaper than Kodak C41 sheet film but processing costs bring it back to parity) at B&H and haven't seen that shift for a while.

    Edit: and I don't understand why everyone on ebay thinks they can sell expired packs for $70...
     
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    B&H won't have to increase their price for a while. They can buy up in bulk before the price increases. Us little fellas can't.
     
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    There may be hope...my rep called me to say he thinks there are some "issues" (typos!) on the new pricing they got from Fuji. I sure hope that is the case.
     
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    Does Fuji make color negative sheet films?
     
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    Acros in 120 has already gone from $2.99 to $3.49 at Freestyle. Ouch!
     
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    Because they can? Everyone knows that e-bay film has got to be cheaper, don't they :D

    pentaxuser
     
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    Ah, so the price will go down again once their capacity is back up to speed? :whistling:
     
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    OMG! 50 cents! C'mon...
     
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    Last time I bought Acros in 120, it was 50 rolls, so 50c makes a bit of a difference.
     
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    If you can afford 50 rolls at $3/roll...No one said this would be getting any cheaper. How long will 50 rolls last you?
     
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    50 cents on a $2.99 product is a 16.7% increase. Considering that the annualized rate of inflation in the US is 3.5%, that is almost 5 times the rate of inflation.
     
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    And your solution is? Though down now from late summer highs, silver still isn't giveaway priced. Less selection, higher prices, lower demand seem to be the parameters facing film manufacturers/consumers. Welcome to the new reality.
     
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    I never liked Fuji color negs, Kodak are technically much better; however I prefer Fuji slides than Kodak ones.