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    Well, dehk, you can buy a freezer and a supply of film now in anticipation of your future need.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SkipA View Post
    Which Fuji E-6 process emulsions will remain in 4x5 and 8x10, and which in 135 and 120?
    (third time!)
    Provia: 35mm, 120, 4x5, 8x10
    Velvia 100: 35mm, 120, 4x5, 8x10
    Velvia 50: 35mm, 120, and that's it, buy the LF while you still can.

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    Thanks Brian. Third time's a charm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian C. Miller View Post
    PROVIA
    VELVIA 100
    These are not going away! Lots more slide film!! Keep shooting! Keep shooting!
    Velvia 50 is also still going to be available in roll film, i.e., 35mm and 120.
    Provia as far as I know is discontinued in the U.K, although some retailers still have stocks of it.
    What Fuji films are discontinued also depends on what the Fuji film division in individual country s wish to import dependant on the volume their sales.
    Last edited by benjiboy; 07-20-2012 at 06:50 AM. Click to view previous post history.
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    Astia has been discontinued in 35mm before 120 was abandoned as well. Seeing Velvia RVP50 going out of business for LF makes me really nervous. I've shot Velvia RVP 100 several times and it is not a replacement. I just sold my stock of RVP 100 and replaced it with RVP 50.

    There have been three films I was really fond of: Fuji Astia, Velvia50 and Kodak E100G. Now its only Velvia 50, and that starts to fade away.

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    Quote Originally Posted by benjiboy View Post
    Provia as far as I know is discontinued in the U.K.
    Are you confusing Provia for Astia or maybe Sensia? I've not heard anything about the two Provias.
    Steve.

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    Seriously, in today's film world, why would any company offer 4 types of E-6 film?

    One makes business sense. Four don't.

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    It's a matter of demand. If there were sufficient demand for the different emulsions, they woud offer more than 4 types of E-6 film. Heck, they'd offer Kodachrome too. Today's film world equals yesterday's film world minus the emulsions that are no longer in sufficient demand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SkipA View Post
    It's a matter of demand. If there were sufficient demand for the different emulsions, they woud offer more than 4 types of E-6 film. Heck, they'd offer Kodachrome too. Today's film world equals yesterday's film world minus the emulsions that are no longer in sufficient demand.
    Put another way, today's film world is the result of decisions people made about film use over the past decade.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LJH View Post
    Seriously, in today's film world, why would any company offer 4 types of E-6 film?

    One makes business sense. Four don't.


    Quite possibly specialisation: a palette for every taste. I have a Russian friend living and working in Beijing. He uses Provia 100 almost all the time now with a very occasional smattering of Velvia 50 (running through Hasselblads). Another correspondent, in Tasmania, Australia, uses only Velvia 50 in 4x5 (he is presently in Norway so waiting until his return, probably unawares of Fujifilm's decision...).

    Conversely, I know and use more Velvia 50 and 100F better than (or like) Provia 100. Maybe we can surmise that at least Fuji is catering for a niche market with different tastes where photographers use more of one film, less of others. But you can see this doesn't explain how Velvia 50 can hit the skids in the intrinsically beautiful and unbeatable 4x5 format. It reads so unimaginable and difficult to accept.

    Velvia 100 rated at EI80 approximates RVP50 in appearance. For me I didn't quite warm to its (100) fragile whites. 100F is a bit gaudy but is a definitely good choice for rainforests where it picks out subtle hues that are zealously slaughtered by RVP 50. I have seen only 4 trannies of 100F in the 4x5 form and initially mistook them for RVP50 being so well exposed and lucid. The telltale was the mustard-yellow overtures and subdued greens, even under polarisation.
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