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    Fuji news, Feb. 2013

    You can read here: http://ffis.fujifilm.co.jp/informati...lein_0022.html

    Translation: http://translate.google.com/translat...2.html&act=url

    In resume, Fuji is stopping 24exp. packages for its Pro films, new package design and the already announced price increases from April 2013.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ricardo Miranda View Post
    You can read here: http://ffis.fujifilm.co.jp/informati...lein_0022.html

    Translation: http://translate.google.com/translat...2.html&act=url

    In resume, Fuji is stopping 24exp. packages for its Pro films, new package design and the already announced price increases from April 2013.
    I've been shooting Fuji Pro films for more than 20 years and have never seen a 24 exposure 35mm pro film in the U.K.
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    That sucks, I just bought a Bronica GS-1 with a 220 back; now I can't use it

    I never really liked 24-exposure cartridges. I've shot enough of them because they were more easily found, but always preferred 36 - and I just take snapshots.

    It's good I can still get Velvia 50 and Pro 400H, and I've always wanted to try Neopan.
    Seeing some things discontinued is sad, but I prefer to see the camera half-full.






    (Okay, I know someone will take my Bronica comment seriously. Don't. I am quite capable of sawing the gears in half )
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    I've been shooting Fuji Pro films for more than 20 years and have never seen a 24 exposure 35mm pro film in the U.K.
    Nor do I!
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    Well, at least Kodak is still making 220 film. Either that or stock up now on Fuji 220. And prices on remaining films are going up 25%. But at least I can still get Acros in 8x10! Provia and Velvia 8x10 are also going to be produced, but B&H is out of Provia, and they aren't even listing Velvia.

    I didn't know that Fuji referred to 120/220 as "Brownie." Bronica and Mamiya in Brownie size...

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    I wonder why they don't consider Neopan 400 a Pro film. I kind of like the new packaging!
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    Quote Originally Posted by tjaded View Post
    I wonder why they don't consider Neopan 400 a Pro film. I kind of like the new packaging!
    I like it too, and the loss of 24 exposure films is probably going to affect nobody. I've never seen pro film in 24 exposure rolls in the UK ever. In the USA, I bought some Kodak BW400CN in 24 exp though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian C. Miller View Post
    I didn't know that Fuji referred to 120/220 as "Brownie." Bronica and Mamiya in Brownie size...
    It's not just Fuji - that's common usage in Japan.

    FWIW, the usual story about the origin of the brand name "Bronica" has it as a contraction of "Zenzaburo's Brownie Camera", with Zenzaburo being Zenzaburo Yoshino, founder of the company. IIRC the reflex cameras, at least, were all labeled "Zenza Bronica", which would be consistent with the story.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tjaded View Post
    I wonder why they don't consider Neopan 400 a Pro film. I kind of like the new packaging!
    IMHO, Fiji consider the Neopan 400 as one of their Pro flims, and the same goes to their Provia 400X. I think in this Fuji's latest anouncement there is some important well hidden message that we shouldn't miss. Why aren't they renewing the packaging design for Presto400 and Provia400X??? I think that's because they are going to discontinue these two lines in the near future, presumably by summer this year, and hence they don't need new package designs for them.....

    I think there is a blight side in this announcement, though. Are they renewing the packaging design of films that they are going to discontinue very soon? I don't think so.....

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    I wasn't even aware they sold 220 at all, I wish I could get Provia100f in 220... The issues with 220 is its MORE expensive than 120, or seems to be, if it were a cost savings for buying 220 (even $1 less) I think it would sell more.

    Also wonder, can Ilford buy their 220 machines? Simon? Lol

    But seriously, I have only seen 220 Portra at B&H :/

    Could have used that 220 fuji Provia100f in the grand canyon...

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