Are you certain it's made by Fuji?...on my packet it states the origin as being "AgfaPhoto Holding GmbH" produced under license from Agfa-Gavaert, which, I believe was the original Agfa film manufacturing company. It also states "produced for and distributed by Lupus Imaging & Media", another German company. The rest of the info on the film packet is all in German, giving the impression Germany is the source.
Originally Posted by Roger Cole
AgfaPhoto is a designation used sparcely by Agfa since the late 90's or so to indicate their Consumer Branch.
However it was not used as brand.
When Agfa sold off that department in 2004 the new entity and its holding company got the name AgfaPhoto.
The life of that production company was only for some months, then it went mysteriously bancrupt. The holding company still exists.
They (or Lupus) sold off remnants out of the film stock (either manufactured by Agfa or Agfaphoto). The AgfaPhoto APX is out of that stock. When their colour film stock ended they rebranded films from other manufacturers.
AgfaPhoto of today is not a manufacturer. Furthermore they license the name AgfaPhoto for different kind of photo-related products.
Agfa (Agfa-Gevaert N.V.) which is still alive and huge and still owner of the brandname AgfaPhoto started a legal case against that rebranding with their name but lost the case.
(This is what "produced under license from Agfa-Gevaert" hints at.)
AgfaPhoto Holding and Lupus Imaging are branding resp. distributing companies, not manufacturers in the proper sense.
Those films may have been converted and packed in Germany, by other companies.
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If it is fresh film, there should be on the outside of the box "Made in Japan".
Originally Posted by rolleiman
AgfaPhoto CT Precisa 100 has been reported to be an older version of Provia, probably the first version.
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At least in Europe there is no legislation urging an importer to state the land of origin. (There is one in the making for some products, but I don't think any burocrate will think of film...)
The current Precisa which I have says "Made in Japan" on the box. An older empty box (expiry Sept 2009) which I've just found in my desk drawer says "Made in EU" (in very small letters)....this could be Germany or Belgium presumably?)
Originally Posted by Ricardo Miranda
A couple of years ago I picked up, in Austria, a roll of Agfa Vista color neg, the Lupus Imaging version, which stated "Made in China".
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Why at least? You sound as if you're in favor of covering up or not disclosing the country of origin... am I correct? why?
Originally Posted by AgX
What I meant with "at least" is: in Europe there is no such regulation, but by ignorance I can't exclude that there is somewhere in the world.
This is an internatiomal forum and it is hard to speak about legal matters with reference to the whole world.
I'm not interested in covering up anything.
I took AgX to mean something like: "In Europe (and possibly elsewhere) there is no regulation ...."
Originally Posted by StoneNYC
Oops - he beat me to it.
“Photography is a complex and fluid medium, and its many factors are not applied in simple sequence. Rather, the process may be likened to the art of the juggler in keeping many balls in the air at one time!”
Ansel Adams, from the introduction to The Negative - The New Ansel Adams Photography Series / Book 2
Made in Europe: AgfaPhoto once marketed Ferrania film.
Made in China: I guess that was Kodak film.
Would the ferrania version which AgfaPhoto marketed be a reversal or negative film? (I know that Ferrania produced a variety of own-brand C41 films, but I thought that they hadn't made a reversal film for many years?)
Originally Posted by AgX