I also have sent a "Thank You" email to Fuji.
I also have sent a "Thank You" email to Fuji.
i am sending a written letter to japan. even though i don't have the funds to purchase their products as often as i'd like, i want to show my appreciation for their commitment. i have always been a big fan of fuji products. besides that, the japanese culture is not as pessimistic and money driven as the western world. i think they will greatly appreciate any positive response.
My email's on its way, I might send a letter direct also, I'm getting weary of the bleat that film has no place today.
I mailed to Fuji and had a very kind and warm reply.
Thanks for the tip - I sent an e-mail to the UK addy provided. I mainly shoot Ilford, but like others, I need colour sometimes - and my experiments with Acros suggest it will probably be a permanent part of my "arsenal".
I can not believe the negativity of some people, and also the utter delusion still present with some. We have to speak out. Did it ever occur to the detractosr of this approach that perhaps the sales figures (which admittedly are the bottom line) could be influenced significantly by an interaction with communities such as this one? Perhaps a bright exec at Fuji might be inspired to see a way to make more money by the interaction of his customers - rather than simply dumping the baby with the bath water (like Kodak).
And one more thing: people are people. We all like a kind word, we all work a little harder when we feel appreciated. If nothing else, it can't do any harm.
I had a warm reply today from Fuji.UK with a complimentary offer for Fuji magazine and assurance of Fuji's commitment to film. I hope they stay committed for next 20-30 years?
Well I just got a reply from Fuji thanking me for their support. Yes it appears to be a 'form' email but that doesn't surprise me, I wouldn't expect them to reply to every mail they've received individually. No doubt others will receive theirs soon enough. Got the same offer for a complimentary copy of their magazine.
Thats more response than I've ever had from Kodak.
I sent an email to Fuji and got this reply:
Dear APUG Member
Thanks very much for your kind emails of support for Fujifilm
Professional Film, it's great to hear that so many of you share our
passion and commitment for real film. Please find below a few of the
things that Fujifilm UK is doing to support UK film users in 2006.
If you need any more information, please get in touch.
Senior Market Specialist
Professional Film Products
Fuji Photo Film (UK) Ltd
Fujifilm UK Professional Film News
Fujifilm Professional - Connect Magazine
Connect Magazine is a dedicated publication for UK professional film
users. To ensure that you receive your complimentary copy of Connect and
also our bi-monthly electronic newsletter please subscribe at:
Fujifilm Distinctions Awards
Fujifilm Professional's Distinctions Awards (a photographic competition
for Fujifilm Professional film users) has changed for 2006. The main
change is that all images must now have been shot using film only. These
images can then be scanned and submitted via the Distinctions website,
The prize fund has been increased, with the 1st prize being doubled to
£2,000. A runner-up prize of £1,000 and a 3rd place prize of £500 have
also been introduced.
Entry to Distinctions is open to all UK based photographers. Entry is
free and photographers can submit as many images as they like.
Submissions will be accepted from 1 April 2006 until the closing date on
1 October 2006.
Full terms and conditions are available from
Fujifilm Student Awards
The 2006 Fujifilm Student Awards is accepting submissions via the
website, www.fujifilmstudentawards.co.uk - this year's Awards has the
subtitle, 'The Best of British', and students are instructed to submit
images that best sum up cultural Britain.
The competition, which is the longest running and most prestigious
student photography award in UK, will see the winner collect a first
prize of £1,000 and the title of Fujifilm Student Photographer of the
Each Merit winner will receive £50 worth of Fujifilm Professional film
and will be asked to submit a print for final judging. The college that
submits the most entries will receive a Fujifilm Professional
counter-top refrigerator containing £500 worth of Fujifilm Professional
All images must be taken on Fujifilm Professional film. The images are
then scanned and submitted online as in previous years.
The closing date for entries is 1 April 2006. Entry is open to all
students undertaking full or part-time professional photographic
training, or full or part-time graphic design training of which
photography is a major part at a UK based college or university.
Shoot and Scan - 25% discount available on professional process and scan
Shoot & Scan, a new promotion from Fujifilm Professional, gives
photographers discounts on processing and scanning at professional
laboratories across the UK.
Shoot & Scan is designed to help photographers who want the unsurpassed
image quality that film provides, combined with the versatility of
digital files. A discount of 25% is available when any Fujifilm
Professional 35mm or 120 roll film is processed and scanned on the
standard service offered by each individual participating laboratory.
The offer includes standard processing of C41, E6 or Black & White 35mm
or 120 roll film with jpeg files scanned onto CD at approximately 6.4MB.
The promotion is open to all photographers - professional, amateur and
student, and runs until April 1 2006.
Discount vouchers can be downloaded from the website,
www.shootandscan.co.uk - the website also features a searchable
database of participating labs.
New ultra fine grain tungsten film out soon
After launching three new professional films in 2005, a new generation
of tungsten film - Fujichrome T64 Professional - will be available to UK
photographers from spring 2006.
Superseding Fujichrome 64T Type II, the new T64 offers an ultra fine
granularity of RMS 7 and will be one of the finest grain transparency
films on the market. The incorporation of new-generation colour couplers
ensures exceptionally accurate colour reproduction and smooth natural
tones from highlights through to shadows under delicate tungsten
Win tickets to the 2006 FIFA World Cup(tm) Final
The 2006 FIFA World Cup(tm) Final takes place in Berlin on Sunday 9 July
- and you and a guest could be there, courtesy of Fujifilm Professional.
Buy any pack of roll film from the Fujicolor PRO Series film range: PRO
160S, PRO 160C, PRO 400H or PRO 800Z, simply attach the pack end to an
entry form and you and a guest could be on your way to Germany to see
the biggest game in world football. Entry forms will be available in
participating UK stores and online at: www.fujifilm.co.uk/professional
from the end of February 2006.
Where to buy Fujifilm Professional Film
Fujifilm Professional has recently launched a new 'Where To Buy Film'
section to its website. Visit: www.fujifilm.co.uk/professional to find
your nearest recommended UK Fujifilm Professional Film supplier.
If you are not a UK based photographer and you would like to contact
Fujifilm in your country please visit http://home.fujifilm.com
Fuji Photo Film (UK) Ltd
Fujifilm House, 125 Finchley Road, London NW3 6HY
Tel: 020 7586 5900
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Not meant to be controversial, erased!
Originally Posted by Juba
Why don't you get off your high horse, you have made your point very clear and now are being redundant, if you don't see the need for a thank you, then for gods sake, don't send it, I am sure enough here have sent a thank you, that Fuji appriciates it.
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