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    Fuji discontinues ASTIA 100F (135-36) and Neopan 1600

    Unfortunately there is a notice from Fuji that they are going to discontinue ASTIA 100F (135-36 only) and Neopan 1600.

    Fuji also comment that 120, 220 and sheet film ASTIA 100F are continued to be available.
    Also they say that because of the shirking silver halide film market, it is necessary to revise their film lineup to maintain film production into the future.

    Well, to my understanding, film sales for still pictures are at least shrunk to about 1/10 of the hayday of film.

    I speculate that among C-41 / E-6 / 135 / 120 films, 120 format C-41 films has the least decrease (in percentage) in sales but I may be wrong.

    See the link below (Japanese):

    http://fujifilm.jp/information/articlead_0066.html

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    Hmmmm...the only color reversal film which I really liked and which was still available....

    I guess I'm now returning to where I started photography as a schoolboy....Ilford B&W.

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    135 gone but 220 still available?

    Who would have predicted that.

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    OOOOOoooooof. Astia was my nearest replacement for E100GX. Now I got nuthin'.

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    E100G and a 81B filter.

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    good enough reason for me to switch to MF

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    Quote Originally Posted by holmburgers View Post
    good enough reason for me to switch to MF
    Cutting Reala in 35mm (in the UK) drove me to MF.
    Steve.

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    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?

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    We already knew about Neopan 1600, this just means the last 1600 135-36 packs in the warehouse are now gone. They are suggesting Neopan 400 as the replacement for it and Provia 100F as the replacement for Astia 100F.

    As it happens I'm looking at buying a RB67 Pro S this afternoon.

    Anyone else find it funny they still call 120/220 film ブローニー or Brownie?
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