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    Fujifilm to discontiue FP-100B and 400B instant films (in Japanese market)

    I just spoke with Fujifilm Japan- from around June 2010 they will discontinue the FP-100B and 400B black and white instant films.

    FP-3000 black and white and the color films will continue.

    I'm sure this will impact quite a few people out there
    Those who know, shoot film

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    Will they discontinue those in all formats? That would be a tremendous shame. Is Fp100c being continued? And if I may ask, what is the name of your source?
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    This after they just started to import the 100B for 4x5? Seems like a waste.

    I guess I'll need to start stocking up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by keithwms View Post
    And if I may ask, what is the name of your source?
    My source is Fujifilm Japan.
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    Quote Originally Posted by IloveTLRs View Post
    My source is Fujifilm Japan.
    Do you have a person's name and an e-mail address or a phone number? We like to be very careful about the accuracy of such statements, so that rumors don't spread and become self-fulfilling prophecies. Who would someone contact to verify this information?
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    Damn!

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    Okay, I found another thread with a description of the original poster's sources--

    http://www.apug.org/forums/forum44/4...tml#post879131

    A little more specificity would still be useful.
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    Bullsh*t! Be more specific. Japan? Did the source say wordwide? Someone started this rumor here a couple months back and it turned out to be the twin packs of instant film only. The clarification came from fuji usa. In the mean time everyone freaked out while waiting for an official response. The information given to camera shop customers is generally inaccurate when it comes to products going away. Time and time again, these threads start with "the guy at my camera store said....."
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    Until there are real specifics I will remain surprised. But we should also bear in mind that Fuji, unlike certain other companies, has reversed decisions to discontinue products. Also there is the difference between their product line in the USA versus in Japan. So... we need more details.
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    I just spoke to Fujifilm Japan for the second time - Fujifilm as in the company in Japan that makes the film in question. The number I called was 092-432-0307 (from a cell phone), the other number is 0570-00-1080 (from a land line.) I spoke to a Ms. Hayama and Ms. Sato, both supervisors of the Fujifilm Japan service center (in Japan.)

    In regards to the films listed here, I was told the following:

    FP-100C (color) in regular size and 4x5 will not be discontinued
    FP-100C Silk (color) in regular size will not be discontinued
    FP-100B SUPER (B&W) will be discontinued in both regular and 4x5 sizes in June 2010
    FP-400B SUPER SPEEDY (B&W) will be discontinued in regular sizes in March 2010
    FP-3000B SUPER SPEEDY (B&W) will not be discontinued - 4x5 and regular sizes

    FP-500B (B&W) in 4x5 size will be discontinued in March 2010

    This information is for the Japanese market. Fujifilm Japan told me they don't know how it will affect the rest of the world.
    Last edited by IloveTLRs; 10-19-2009 at 12:59 AM. Click to view previous post history.
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