I just ordered some Provia 400X, in 120 and 35mm, simply because I suddenly realized that it was the only remaining slide film rated beyond ISO 100. I don't know if I've been asleep or what, but somehow I had totally missed the fact that Kodak wasn't making slide film any longer. Obviously I knew that Kodachrome was long gone, but not that they'd stopped everything else.
Though I don't shoot a lot of slide film, sometimes I like to, and sometimes it's the absolute best way of determing the quality of a lens or camera, given that what comes out of the camera is what you evaluate -- no printing variables involved.
I guess I've had my head too much in B/W if I managed to miss all this....
Folks, PLEASE use your brains. Logic is the key here. Fujifilm Tokyo states, "due to decrease in world wide global demand and smaller production runs...."
Now come on! How does removing a film from North America improve ANYTHING with the above? It does not. In fact, it makes it MUCH MUCH worse since North America must be one of the largest film markets in the world. Cut out the North American market and Provia's demand will decrease even MORE and the production runs will get even smaller.
NOTE: Provia 400X and Neopan 400 did *NOT* get the new updated boxes. Coincidence? I think not.
Agreed. I'm surprised the UK market isn't exclusively offered P3200TMZ and ISO1600 color films. Suicidal weather.
I also think many of the users of slide films, had split between Kodak and Fuji, and when Kodak went out of the slide world, lots of people "stocked up" and so there wasn't much increase for fuji in the purchase of new fujichrome the way they would have expected, and by the time people run out of the kodak stuff, fuji had already gotten there projected numbers and they weren't showing what they had expected and pulled out too soon... sad...
Surely Provia 400 sold better than 100?
There's no way of assessing this on Flickr anymore however, due to the new design... :) i.e., can't compare page counts for 400 vs 100.