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    The fun is over!

    ...or the half-price fun, at any rate.

    I just talked with Marv from Freestyle today. Apparently Arista Premium 100 has been discontinued, and they are limited to available stock, which is mostly 24-exp. rolls (and bulk rolls, I assume, though I forgot to ask).

    He said the 400 has not yet been discontinued.

    On a positive note, Legacy Pro 100 (Across 100 emulsion) is on sale for about the same price that Premium 100 was going for: $1.99 per roll of 36 exp., and $1.89 per roll of 24 exp. (At this pricing, I fail to see why anybody would buy the 24-exp. rolls.)
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    If you're looking for film at half the price, do bulk loading. With quality cassettes, it's every bit as good as factory rolled film.

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    I am not generally interested in bulk loading, for various reasons, but thanks for the suggestion.

    Now that I look at how much Plus-X costs now, the Arista was actually 33 percent the price of the Kodak. Bulk-rolled Kodak Plus-X in the yellow box ends up costing about $3.50 per 36-exp. roll, plus time. The Arista cost about 60 percent of this in factory-rolled cassettes, with no time required. So, whichever way you dice it, it is a big hit to the pocket book for 35mm Plus-X lovers.

    If you like rolling your own Plus-X, I would stock up on the last of the Premium 100 in bulk rolls, which will take the cost per 36-exp. down to $1.50 per roll plus time. It may be worth loading my own for that deal, since the 36-exp. rolls are gone.
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    I don't like long rolls anymore, the shorter the better.

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    Just curious; if it is indeed Plus X, why call it "100"? Just because the number is even or because they possibly wanted it to be less obvious as being PX?

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    I like bulk loading, but finding 100 foot rolls of exactly what I want can be tough. And with all the different emulsions I like, I'd need to keep about 5 different bulk loaders on the shelf.
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    Quote Originally Posted by yeknom02 View Post
    I like bulk loading, but finding 100 foot rolls of exactly what I want can be tough. And with all the different emulsions I like, I'd need to keep about 5 different bulk loaders on the shelf.
    With bulk loaders going for a couple of bucks on ebay, what's the problem with that strategy :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by yeknom02 View Post
    I like bulk loading, but finding 100 foot rolls of exactly what I want can be tough.
    It seems like the majority of Ilford and Kodak b&w are still offered in long rolls, though no Fuji stuff is (glad I got a couple of cans of Acros when the yen was 120!). I don't know of ANY color still offered that way. Any color rolls being offered for sale now must be old stock. I wonder if we could get Kodak to offer Ektar in 100-foot rolls....

    Also, I was under the impression that LegacyPro was not Acros, but Neopan SS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2F/2F View Post
    Apparently Arista Premium 100 (Plus-X emulsion) has been discontinued
    Here we go again...

    Same old questions: Discontinued by Freestyle? Or the SKU discontinued by Kodak, but the film still actively manufactured? Or manufacturing discontinued entirely by Kodak?

    A short while back I speculated in another thread about noticing that Plus-X had been relegated to also-ran status on Kodak's product information web pages, and what that might mean. I got hammered for it.

    Even so, out of consideration for those who still have reasons to stick with it, I HOPE the third option above is not the case...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken Nadvornick View Post
    Here we go again...

    Same old questions: Discontinued by Freestyle? Or the SKU discontinued by Kodak, but the film still actively manufactured? Or manufacturing discontinued entirely by Kodak?

    A short while back I speculated in another thread about noticing that Plus-X had been relegated to also-ran status on Kodak's product information web pages, and what that might mean. I got hammered for it.

    Even so, out of consideration for those who still have reasons to stick with it, I HOPE the third option above is not the case...

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    What I wrote is not about Plus-X being discontinued. It is about Arista Premium 100. That was most clear in my OP, but I deleted the reference to "Plus-X emulsion" just in case anyone takes it as you have said one might.
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