Like someone said, there's not much to lose (maybe 30 seconds of your life) but a whole lot to gain. I signed the petition and will post it in a few other places to generate more signatures.
Originally Posted by rb1234
It's not crystal-ball gazing, but a realistic development down the line. This is what I am worried about. But until such a thing actually happens, go and buy the stuff, and shoot it, process it and admire it. Back when Velvia 50 was "brought back", there were many, many, many more analogue photographers there in the market to support it. The problem is the market is not so analogue now, but oh-so-digital (eeeeeeek!).
We've got petitions on the go here in Australia too, but FujiFilm Australia has said nothing about discontinuation of the particular films.
“The photographer must determine how he wants the finished print to look before he exposes the negative.
Before releasing the shutter, he must seek 'the flame of recognition,' a sense that the picture would reveal
the greater mystery of things...more clearly than the eyes see." ~Edward Weston, 1922.
Yep, obviously the best way to show Fuji you care is to continue to buy the film but I think it adds extra weight with a petition. There will always be nay-sayers/doom-mongers who believe these things never work... but they are probably the same folk who wonder why they never win the lottery even though they never bought a ticket :-)
The petition has reached it's initial target of 1,000 signatures and now has a new target of 1,500... currently they are at 1,162...
I have signed the petition, but it makes little difference in the U.K. if you buy a ticket to The National Lottery or not the chances are about 21/2 million to 1 which is about the same as guessing the phone number of a stranger you meet in the street, and in fact statistically greater than you being murdered, which is why I don't buy them
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Are you suggesting that by not signing this petition you may be a statistic?
Originally Posted by benjiboy
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No, I'm not, and I'm not a statistic I'm a figment of my parents imagination .
Originally Posted by cabbiinc
This is just another nail in the film coffin. It's an unbelievably bad idea.
1) Velvia 100 is still in production, and will remain so if we support it. Advocating retention of Velvia 50 splits the market.
2) Such a petition undermines the decisions of the managers at Fuji who selected which films to retain and which to drop.
This is extremely bad for the future of film in general, as senior management may question the validity of the decisions.
“Wise men talk because they have something to say; fools, because they have to say something.” - Plato
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I think most people only shoot Velvia 100 because they're scared of ISO 50. They can't rate their DSLRs slower than 100 you see.
I genuinely believe that's the sole reason Velvia 50 won't be around much longer. It's only digi-film amateurs keeping it on the shelves after all.