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    Looks like Velvia 50 is back in production!

    Looks like Fuji has decided to make Velvia 50 in 4x5 and 8x10 again. This is good news! Hopefully they bring back Astia as well

    http://ffis.fujifilm.co.jp/informati...lein_0022.html

    http://translate.google.com/translat...lein_0022.html

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    All they need to do now is bring back Astia 100F.
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    Doesn't help me. If it hasn't changed, it was on acetate base like Provia - not dimensionally stable.
    Velvia 100F and Astia 100F were on polyester, so you could regiester masks without worrying about
    them going out of whack later. Astia was never duly appreciated, so sold poorly. I only have one box
    of 8X10 Astia left in the freezer.

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    wait, so proportions of the image will shrink and change on velvia!? won't that cause cracks in the emulsion?

    is this for the japanese market or worldwide?
    Last edited by EASmithV; 03-21-2013 at 04:17 PM. Click to view previous post history.
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    Yeah, Astia back in 120 please! Fuji if you read that, I´m running out of it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by EASmithV View Post
    wait, so proportions of the image will shrink and change on velvia!? won't that cause cracks in the emulsion?

    is this for the japanese market or worldwide?
    ALL films are not dimensional stable. But PET-base films are much more stable than TAC-base films. The instability is caused by change of water content in the base.

    Because of this emulsion is still coated on glass.

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    Reala in 35mm now!
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    astia and reala in 35mm please! pretty please? pretty please with a cherry on the top?

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    Discontinuing Astia pissed me off quite a bit.

    When you have: Velvia 50, Velvia 100, Velvia 100f, Provia 100f.

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    Many advanced printing methods in the darkroom are benefitted by dimensionally-stable polyester film.
    Some people do unsharp masking for black and white printing. I also do many kind of color printing controls which need film to stay in register once punched. Acetate films shrink over time, or in the short
    term will change dimensionally due to humidity changes. Modern films, unless they are severely outdated when you use them, will not crack or shed the emulsion. That's not the issue. Some of these
    procedures take several steps where either you need constant humidity or stable film. Most black and
    white sheet film is polyester; not all color films were. And nearly all 120 film is on flimsy acetate....
    sigh ... have to work with some of that tonite!

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