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Ricardo Miranda
03-05-2013, 11:03 AM
You can read here: http://ffis.fujifilm.co.jp/information/articlein_0022.html

Translation: http://translate.google.com/translate?sl=ja&tl=en&js=n&prev=_t&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&eotf=1&u=http%3A%2F%2Fffis.fujifilm.co.jp%2Finformation%2 Farticlein_0022.html&act=url

In resume, Fuji is stopping 24exp. packages for its Pro films, new package design and the already announced price increases from April 2013.

benjiboy
03-05-2013, 11:14 AM
You can read here: http://ffis.fujifilm.co.jp/information/articlein_0022.html

Translation: http://translate.google.com/translate?sl=ja&tl=en&js=n&prev=_t&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&eotf=1&u=http%3A%2F%2Fffis.fujifilm.co.jp%2Finformation%2 Farticlein_0022.html&act=url

In resume, Fuji is stopping 24exp. packages for its Pro films, new package design and the already announced price increases from April 2013.
I've been shooting Fuji Pro films for more than 20 years and have never seen a 24 exposure 35mm pro film in the U.K.

Truzi
03-05-2013, 11:31 AM
That sucks, I just bought a Bronica GS-1 with a 220 back; now I can't use it :D

I never really liked 24-exposure cartridges. I've shot enough of them because they were more easily found, but always preferred 36 - and I just take snapshots.

It's good I can still get Velvia 50 and Pro 400H, and I've always wanted to try Neopan.
Seeing some things discontinued is sad, but I prefer to see the camera half-full.






(Okay, I know someone will take my Bronica comment seriously. Don't. I am quite capable of sawing the gears in half :whistling:)

Ricardo Miranda
03-05-2013, 11:49 AM
I've been shooting Fuji Pro films for more than 20 years and have never seen a 24 exposure 35mm pro film in the U.K.
Nor do I! :)

Brian C. Miller
03-05-2013, 01:11 PM
Well, at least Kodak is still making 220 film. Either that or stock up now on Fuji 220. And prices on remaining films are going up 25%. But at least I can still get Acros in 8x10! Provia and Velvia 8x10 are also going to be produced, but B&H is out of Provia, and they aren't even listing Velvia.

I didn't know that Fuji referred to 120/220 as "Brownie." Bronica and Mamiya in Brownie size...

tjaded
03-05-2013, 01:17 PM
I wonder why they don't consider Neopan 400 a Pro film. I kind of like the new packaging!

thegman
03-05-2013, 01:33 PM
I wonder why they don't consider Neopan 400 a Pro film. I kind of like the new packaging!

I like it too, and the loss of 24 exposure films is probably going to affect nobody. I've never seen pro film in 24 exposure rolls in the UK ever. In the USA, I bought some Kodak BW400CN in 24 exp though.

Oren Grad
03-05-2013, 04:30 PM
I didn't know that Fuji referred to 120/220 as "Brownie." Bronica and Mamiya in Brownie size...

It's not just Fuji - that's common usage in Japan.

FWIW, the usual story about the origin of the brand name "Bronica" has it as a contraction of "Zenzaburo's Brownie Camera", with Zenzaburo being Zenzaburo Yoshino, founder of the company. IIRC the reflex cameras, at least, were all labeled "Zenza Bronica", which would be consistent with the story.

LunoLuno
03-07-2013, 01:00 AM
I wonder why they don't consider Neopan 400 a Pro film. I kind of like the new packaging!

IMHO, Fiji consider the Neopan 400 as one of their Pro flims, and the same goes to their Provia 400X. I think in this Fuji's latest anouncement there is some important well hidden message that we shouldn't miss. Why aren't they renewing the packaging design for Presto400 and Provia400X??? I think that's because they are going to discontinue these two lines in the near future, presumably by summer this year, and hence they don't need new package designs for them.....

I think there is a blight side in this announcement, though. Are they renewing the packaging design of films that they are going to discontinue very soon? I don't think so.....

Luno

StoneNYC
03-07-2013, 01:38 AM
I wasn't even aware they sold 220 at all, I wish I could get Provia100f in 220... The issues with 220 is its MORE expensive than 120, or seems to be, if it were a cost savings for buying 220 (even $1 less) I think it would sell more.

Also wonder, can Ilford buy their 220 machines? :) Simon? Lol

But seriously, I have only seen 220 Portra at B&H :/

Could have used that 220 fuji Provia100f in the grand canyon...

StoneNYC
03-07-2013, 01:42 AM
I also thought that Velvia 50 in 4x5 was discontinued, I read an announcement... Weird..

Poisson Du Jour
03-07-2013, 01:52 AM
I have never ever seen a pro level Fuji film come in 24 exposures. Is it an endemic format to the Japanese market?

A modernisation of old and tired box design is always welcome, and this was mentioned in a Retailer Briefing note in September 2012; this announcement merely confirms the plan.
A number of films in formats were discontinued from November 2012; what's left appears to be subject to a proposed 25% price rise (!).

jgwetworth
03-07-2013, 02:45 AM
I agree I didn't know any pro level films came in 24 exp rolls.

tim elder
03-07-2013, 09:20 AM
If I read it right, I'm sad to see 5x7 color transparency sheet film discontinued. I don't even use it but it must have had a small but devoted following.

-Tim

mark
03-07-2013, 10:55 AM
Feelin stupid here. On what products are the prices going up 25% in April?

StoneNYC
03-07-2013, 12:10 PM
Feelin stupid here. On what products are the prices going up 25% in April?

All...


~Stone

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LunoLuno
03-07-2013, 03:52 PM
Feelin stupid here. On what products are the prices going up 25% in April?

All the products that they are going to renew the package design. So, the Provia400X and the Neopan400 are not included.

mark
03-07-2013, 05:18 PM
Bummers

alarickc
03-07-2013, 05:39 PM
So is Velvia 50 in 4x5 back??????

Poisson Du Jour
03-07-2013, 08:50 PM
So is Velvia 50 in 4x5 back??????

No.

http://www.bjp-online.com/british-journal-of-photography/news/2193030/fujifilm-discontinues-two-professional-films