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    Petition to save Velvia 50

    Hi,

    Slightly off topic but there is now an online petition to save Velvia 50 which Fujifilm announced they will stop producing in certain formats (initially 4x5 and 8x10). The news was announced in the BJP: http://www.bjp-online.com/british-jo...essional-films

    The petition now has over 1,000 signatures including some high profile photographers such as Joe Cornish. The petition can be signed here: http://www.change.org/petitions/fuji...-50-sheet-film

    Cheers
    Rick

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    Signatures are free, Velvia costs money. You might get a lot of signatures, but Fuji is paying attention to sales numbers, not signature numbers.

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    Signed.

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    Do both Nate. The photographic community cried out loud last time and they listened. God hopes they'll do the same here.
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    Yes, ideally if anyone cares about keeping this film alive they should sign and then go and buy some film, shoot it and enjoy it...

    Although FujiFilm are starting with some films in some formats it may not be long before other formats and emulsions start dissapearing soon...

    As Klainemeister pointed out this film was actually brought back once before by the photographic community so it can't hurt to try, a lot to gain, and not much to lose we would say...

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    Might as well sign a petition demanding world peace. They'd probably be a lot more responsive if everyone on the list attached a thousand dollar preorder check instead of just a signature.

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    Something that might go a long way is people like Joe Cornish and David Ward being more vocal about film, perhaps making photography club/university visits showing their incredible slides - a la Ansel Adams.
    These guys have the best argument for shooting Velvia 50 and it would be a shame if they went unheard during the next few months.

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    Doesn't Cornish shoot with a Phase One digital back now?

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    I believe he does professionally, but he's spoken about still shooting Velvia for personal work and has signed this petition. I think he's still a champion of film photography in general.

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    For what its worth I've signed it. I do still buy my meager amount but I doubt the amount I buy or don't buy will have any effect on what Fuji do.

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