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    Well I shoot landscapes and can't resist one when I see it and have slide film in the camera (though more often if setting out to shoot them I'll take my view camera or a medium format camera, and if I plan color Ektar or sometimes Portra.) But if it's sunny most lanscapes just exceed the range of Velvia significantly. Also I suspect those landscape shooters you mention are working in hybrid mode - have to be these days if they are going to present their work as anything other than a transparency on a light box. (Well I suppose they might be making internegatives but I doubt that's very common.) And that means digital post processing for things like contrast and squeezing the most detail from near-blown or near-blank areas. If people were still printing on Type R or, even more so, Ilfochrome I think you'd see more preference for lower contrast.

    I can't get along with Velvia at all. I've tried. It's just too darned contrasty. I liked E100VS better but that was problematic. It's fine for controlled studio light if you need the saturation (still lifes, saturated product shots?) but I don't really do that. It's fine for overcast days to add some contrast and saturation and when I've gotten good results that's been the case, but it's too darned slow for best use on those days. The 100 is workable. But dim overcast really wants a tripod for 50 or even 100 and for me that usually means I have my medium format or 4x5 gear along and that means I won't be projecting the results and that means black and white or C41...

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    This is still listed on the Japanese website.

    I'd be using it myself if it wasn't so expensive, anybody know what makes this so expensive?

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    It was the most advanced iso 400 colour film with the finest grain. Finer than Portra etc... It also pushes nicely to iso 1600.
    I'm in Japan and it's still on the shelves, but who knows for how long? While it's still here, I will keep buying it and stuffing my fridge full of it.


    Newtown by Jarek Miszkinis, on Flickr


    Newtown by Jarek Miszkinis, on Flickr

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    Quote Originally Posted by ajuk View Post
    This is still listed on the Japanese website.

    I'd be using it myself if it wasn't so expensive, anybody know what makes this so expensive?
    The profit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ericdan View Post
    I live in Tokyo and Provia 400X is available in every camera and electronics store. Is this only discontinued outside of Japan?
    When I google for it, I keep on seeing that Fujifilm discontinued it back in the summer of 2013. Would there still be this much stock around?
    It sure is
    http://www.bjp-online.com/2013/07/fu...continuations/
    That's why I spent a small fortune recently buying the last stocks of 135 and 120 I could find here in my city in the U.K and deep freezing it.
    Last edited by benjiboy; 01-26-2015 at 07:13 PM. Click to view previous post history.
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    Ratty, is there still a load of e100vs floating around China? I finished my last roll recently in Japan and loved it so much that I want to get more. Ebay prices are a bit crazy...

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    Both, but eyeing 120 more.

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    So has 400x officially been discontinued in Japan as well?
    Helping to save analog photography one exposure at a time

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    There's plenty on Ebay
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    There's plenty in the shops and online here in Japan - both formats.
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