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    Is Astia 120 finally discontinued?

    I know there was a little controversy about this. I knew for sure that Astia was nixed in 135. But I thought it was alive in 120. I went to order some 5-roll packs from online stores and none of them have it in stock. B&H says that it is discontinued. If thats true I am really sad.

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    Yes. It has been for a very long time, they just had plenty remaining stock.

    Try E100G, that's what I changed to when Astia was discontinued in 35mm, and I really lik....er, no, that won't work either.

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    I too thought it was discontinued in all sizes at least 2-3 years ago.
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    Discontinued in 120 in USA at least, probably still available in Japan. Still available in 4x5.

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    Quote Originally Posted by polyglot View Post
    Discontinued in 120 in USA at least, probably still available in Japan. Still available in 4x5.
    This is my understanding too. I've recently (within the last few months) picked up 120 from Japan and I see 4x5 for sale even here...

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    Quote Originally Posted by polyglot View Post
    Discontinued in 120 in USA at least, probably still available in Japan. Still available in 4x5.
    Still available because it's old stock. Discontinued in all sizes.

    I've had this argument several times and someone else eventually looks up the link to prove it. I don't have it handy. Don't believe me if you don't want to. Someone else can look it up.

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    E-6 seems to be the most endangered of species. That, and not-over-saturated ASA 100 print film.
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    Don't make me buy more 4x5 Astia; my freezer (and wallet!) can't take it.

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    I hear you. I'm shooting lots of slides this year while I can. Bought ten rolls of 35mm E100G when the discontinuance was announced and wish I had bought more.

    Sorry if I sounded snippy. Several times now someone has asked about Astia, I've said it's all discontinued, someone else insists it isn't, argu...er discussion ensues and someone else looks up the definitive link. Too sad to go through it all again but at least with Ilfochrime also gone I don't care as much as I otherwise would. Sigh

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    Sad day, no more Astia in the fridge.... And why no more Astia I ask the gods!?!, all these kids use these instagram filters these days to get back to these 'old' looks?

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