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    Freestyle confirms discontinuation of several Fuji products

    Sorry to be the bearer of bad news but Freestyle just posted a confirmation of the discontinuation of several Fuji products, including Provia 400X.

    Here's the letter they posted:
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    Any ideas for 400 speed slide film in 120?

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    It just seem strange to me if this announcement means the end of production of Fuji Neopan 400 world-wide given the quite recent announcement of the resurrection of this film at the 2012 Photokina exhibition in Germany. There was a long thread on this here on APUG. Then I notice that the announcement attached is from Fuji Film N America

    So maybe this affects the future of these films for N America and not the end of production world-wide.

    Certainly in Neopan 400's case it seem very strange that it will cease completely when it hasn't been long revived.

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    Perhaps a batch of Neopan 400 was made after it was off the market for a while. The existing stocks would be gone and if it still sold slow then Fuji decided that there was no future for it. As for Provia 400X well I can't say how sad I am. The loss of Kodachrome was bad this was my last hope to keep me shooting E6. I really hate the over saturated lower speed offerings. I guess it will be all B&W film or digital color for me from now on.

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    For what it is worth... I have been shooting Portra 160 and 400 in 120 and I really like them. Its not Provia nor E6 but still... and I certainly wouldn't jump ship to digital with out giving them a go.
    Last edited by Chris G; 07-19-2013 at 05:57 PM. Click to view previous post history. Reason: I spelled Portra wrong.

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    1000 cuts...
    Stop worrying about grain, resolution, sharpness, and everything else that doesn't have a damn thing to do with substance.

    http://www.flickr.com/kediwah

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    Gosh darn it! I had a strong feeling that buzz from Photokina on Neopan 400 was iffy...
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    Thanks for the warning. I just ordered a large and (LAST?) batch of 400X. I hope you are wrong but just in case I did the buy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rich815 View Post
    Gosh darn it! I had a strong feeling that buzz from Photokina on Neopan 400 was iffy...
    I hate to say it but never trust Fuji. They pull this stunt all the time.
    Stop worrying about grain, resolution, sharpness, and everything else that doesn't have a damn thing to do with substance.

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    Gott'a give props to Ratty Mouse here....think a few months ago he smelled, errrr, a rat.....

    Think he wins the "discontinuance pool"


    Enjoy the $5000 cash prize Ratty!
    Andy

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    ^ Ratty scoured the Internet near and far and found the tea leaves months ago...
    http://www.apug.org/forums/forum172/...came-back.html


    In all seriousness, sorry folks who've been impacted! I can't stand when any stock/paper/chem goes down....
    Andy

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