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Thread: Fuji 160s

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    Fuji 160s

    Is it really really true that this film is being discontinued?

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    No, it's been renamed to 160NS.

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    Thanks edp. I had no clue despite all my searches and enquiries to Fuji.

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    There was a long thread here last year about Fuji discontinuing their whole colour pro line except 400H. Some very well connected people were adamant that all the other films bar 400H were gone in all sizes - a letter existed to this effect and there had been face-to-face meetings on the matter with Fuji. Now, we learn that 160S has become 160NS, so in a sense 160S is 'discontinued' but it is also re-branded. To me, this shows just how appalling Fuji's PR is and that by not only misleading the public, but also their own reps, they made a terrible decision to cut some films seem wholly worse than reality - something which internet rumour needs no help with.
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    What Steve said. It was confirmed with letters from and interviews with Fuji that all pro color neg films but 400H were done for, and that 160S, while being pulled for the time being, would eventually be renamed 160NS (with the product itself unchanged) and brought back. But I haven't actually seen 160S, 160C, or 800Z disappear from the shelves of all of the local stores that I frequent. (This may be a testament to how poorly they were selling.) I have not seen 160NS show up either.
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    In all honesty I'm surprised Fujifilm is still making colour negative film at all, Kodak has been releasing new films a lot recently which are noticeably finer grain than the Fujifilm counterparts. I'd be happy if they focused mostly on the E6 products, where they still have the edge on Kodak, in my opinion. Either that or do what Kodak has done in the past few years and release great new films like Ektar, Portra 160, and Portra 400. Yes, other films got discontinued as a cost of doing this, but realistically, companies have to discontinue products to make way for new ones, or Ford would still be making the Model T.

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    Rumours can spread out of a different meaning people give to words. From an industrial or a commercial point of view, if you stop 160S and make a different (doesn't matter how different) film, 160NS, you really "discontinue" 160S. This has important implication for production, marketing, stock management, relations with distributors and retailers.

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    I'm just glad I have a whole freezer full of Fuji QuickLoad film.
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    In fact one wonders whether this whole rumor mill of discontinuation actually serves Fuji well. People like me have spent a tiny fortune in hoarding up the 160S because we love the fineness of the film. Agree with what everyone says. I like the new Kodak Portra too - smooth as silk.

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    Just an afterthought, all Fuji needed to do is put up a press release on it's website.

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