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    Fuji Velvia 100 in 4x5 being discontinued

    As reported on the LF website, Badger Graphic in Wisconsin and Samy's Camera in LA have both confirmed that Fuji is discontinuing Velvia 100 in both 4x5 and 8x10. This is VERY unfortunate! This also leaves only a single positive color emulsion out there.

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    So, what is the future of LF slide films now?

    I like slides more for landscapes, and i still didn't start with LF, now i think i shouldn't think to start when i will not last longer with LF anyway.

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    I just read over the the Fuji Website, it still lists Velvia 100 in 4x5 and 8x10 (with the caviet that some formats may not be available in your area).

    Fuji Canada still has it in 4x5 and 8x10, so does USA.

    Also there is no official press release on Canada, US, or Global.
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    Don't spread rumors, if you read that entire post it was explained that the sku number changed... It's not discontinued...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Axle View Post
    I just read over the the Fuji Website, it still lists Velvia 100 in 4x5 and 8x10 (with the caviet that some formats may not be available in your area).

    Fuji Canada still has it in 4x5 and 8x10, so does USA.

    Also there is no official press release on Canada, US, or Global.
    Any Fujifilm website is an absolute JOKE when it comes to films. Fujifilm Canada still lists ASTIA as a current film!! And 400X, and Neopan 400 (in 120!!), and 160S and 160C, AND REALA 100!!!!

    All these films are current according to Fujifilm Canada.

    What a joke.

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    I found the same information as that which you've cited. I also called Fuji USA for a "definitive" answer and was told that Fuji Velvia 100 is still listed for 4x5. HOWEVER, when I then subsequently called Badger Graphic and Samy's to present this "official" version from Fuji, both said they were quoting from their official Fuji distributor out of Chicago and that the listing there said that this would be the LAST delivery of Velvia in 4x5 or 8x10. FWIW, Badger also said that they were not at all surprised by the fact that Fuji was making no official public announcements.

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    I used to like transparencies more for landscape as well, until I started shooting with Ektar 100, from which you can obtain outstanding high-res drum scans. Ektar is also much better at picking up shadow detail in scenes of high contrast.

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    Here's the thread on the LF Forum, by the same poster, so the fact that this is "reported" (in the passive voice in the first post in this thread) on another forum does nothing to contribute to the report's credibility, which isn't to say that it isn't true, but it would be good to have some more direct source of information:

    http://www.largeformatphotography.in...via-100-in-4x5
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    Badger also said that they were not at all surprised by the fact that Fuji was making no official public announcements.
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    Quote Originally Posted by David A. Goldfarb View Post
    Here's the thread on the LF Forum, by the same poster, so the fact that this is "reported" (in the passive voice in the first post in this thread) on another forum does nothing to contribute to the report's credibility, which isn't to say that it isn't true, but it would be good to have some more direct source of information:

    http://www.largeformatphotography.in...via-100-in-4x5
    This might be useful:
    https://www.badgergraphic.com/store/...t_detail&p=612

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