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    Fujifilm Fortia?

    I found this film while walking through the history of Fujifilm exhibit at their corporate headquarters. I never heard of it and was wondering, has anyone ever shot with this film?


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    A really fun film with extremely saturated colors. I have an example here: http://www.apug.org/gallery1/showima...imageuser=2271

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    To avoid confusion:
    This film is no longer available since 2008.
    Last edited by AgX; 12-13-2013 at 04:10 AM. Click to view previous post history.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trond View Post
    A really fun film with extremely saturated colors. I have an example here: http://www.apug.org/gallery1/showima...imageuser=2271

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    Predecessor of Velvia then?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roger Cole View Post
    Predecessor of Velvia then?
    I think it was introduced after Velvia, and they are also very different films. The colors of Velvia are dull in comparison.

    And yes, sadly discontinued.

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    Yes it was a little crazy. It had a nasty habit of blowing reds and yellows (for me at least) so you had to be careful with it
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/dairequinlan/566361357/
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/dairequinlan/565990200/

    Anecdotally I've heard it was an entire batch of Velvia that went wrong and fujifilm flogged it off under a different name, and then realising how popular it was, started to re-release it. There's a good chance that might be complete balderdash of course. They re-ran it every year around sakura time in Japan, which is the only place you could get it IIRC. I still have a roll or two sitting in the freezer.

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    What I've read was that Fortia was a special release only for the japanese Cherry Blossom festival or something.
    At least, that's what the guy wrote who was selling it, it eventually went for $70 for 3 rolls...
    An awful lot of electrons were terribly inconvenienced in the making of this post.

    f/64 and be there.

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    That's reminded me that I have a small stock of Fortia in the freezer...ought to try it our soon! It was brought back by a friend visiting Japan four or five years ago; he also said it was a special release for photographing the Cherry Blossom season, and gave highly saturated colours to natural scenes, flowers etc.
    Don't know if it was a one-off, or if it has been produced since?

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    I wrote a little bit about it and have 3 frames that give a good idea of what it looks like at http://four-silver-atoms.com/2013/03...chrome-fortia/

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    Wow....gorgeous color to this film.

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