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    Quote Originally Posted by holmburgers View Post
    Isn't it true that Astia is the most neutral, realistic palette of Fuji's? Why then wouldn't they get rid of Provia, and then you've got Astia and Velvia 100. Or is Velvia 100 much more saturated than Provia?

    Either way, it's sad, we're left with garrish films. EPP has been dropped, 400NC has been dropped (though by all accounts Portra 400 is great); what left do we have for pleasant, non-exaggerated color?
    It is subdued, like Fuji's S films and Kodak's NC films. Provia is more realistic IMO. So is Reala, for that matter. T64 is more realistic than either. Most people like Astia (and almost every film) because it isn't realistic; they just don't realize it.

    The word I got on Reala was that it is made and ships only once a year from Japan. Therefore, people in other countries often think it is discontinued when the stock for that year sells out. I've thought that Reala was discontinued in the U.S.A. and brought back at least twice before being given this information by Freestyle.

    It makes sense to me that it is going away in 135 format. I don't think that most people who shoot transparency films nowadays are doing it to have some slides to project. I think that most who bother with them are using larger formats and scanning.
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    Astia 100F has always been a niche film and not overly popular in this era where bold, saturated colors are viewed as a requirement for most color images. I suspect many more emulsions are going to be discontinued in 35mm over the next few years. It is the most expensive format to manufacture.
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    Just ordered my 30 rolls from Adorama too! Way cheaper in the 5-pack in case that wasn't obvious to anyone else who goes there. My freezer hasn't had room for ice cream for a while...

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    I ordered some from Freestyle which has 5 packs on clearance.

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    Weird- Freestyle has those 5-packs under their "Hot Deals" page but the price is essentially the same as Adorama's normal price (unless that Adorama price is also a sale price and they just aren't telling us that.) Oh well, nobody will have it for any price soon.

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    There's something deeply ironic about a company who has just discontinued half of it's film products relaunching it's Use Film website.
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