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Most Fuji Pro C-41 Films Discontinued

Nicholas Rapak , Mar 10, 2010; 02:07 p.m.

From Scott Sheppard of Inside Analog Photo, via APUG:

I have had face to face meeting with Fujifilm this week and this is the deal.

160s, 160c, 800z and T64 in "ALL SIZES" also Neopan 400 in 120 - GONE...

With the possibility of some more (chrome)

...leaving only 400H in the "pro" field.
This is a collective shot to the gut, as most thought Fuji was going to outlast Kodak in the film market. A wholesale axing like this does not bode well for the future, as this is an indicator of serious sector trouble.
This leaves:

  • No C-41 sheet film made by Fuji
  • Only Neopan 100 in MF B&W
  • Only 400H in C-41 MF

So much for "Last Man Standing!"

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Benny Spinoza , Mar 10, 2010; 02:21 p.m.

Perhaps it is mainly Hollywood that is keeping negative film viable for Kodak? I don't believe Fuji has that advantage of scale. Hooray for Hollywood!

Russ Rosener , Mar 10, 2010; 02:35 p.m.

So far this is just a rumor...let's wait and see. I'd be surprised to see all of these films gone. 64T and 800z have been on the chopping block for years. Don't use them much at all.

Tom Aellis , Mar 10, 2010; 03:42 p.m.

Nick: How about a link to that apug forum. I'm a member there and I can't find it.
Thx

Dave Luttmann , Mar 10, 2010; 03:55 p.m.

What about Reala?

If this is indeed true, then I'll stop using Fuji altogther and move to Kodak. What a slap in the face!

Tim Gray , Mar 10, 2010; 04:02 p.m.

Personally, I didn't think Fuji would outlast Kodak. A lot of people complain about Kodak, but they have been restructuring their film line up to try to keep the rest alive. Trimming the fat if you will. Unfortunately, I liked some of that fat, but that's how it goes.

Here's the link:
APUG

Dave Luttmann , Mar 10, 2010; 04:27 p.m.

Fuji 400H has been my mainstay after moving a lot of my color work back to film recently. At least that film is staying....for now. It appears there is a Reala / Pro 160S replacement in the works to go up against the new Ektar emulsion.

Tim Gray , Mar 10, 2010; 04:40 p.m.

Where did you hear that?

Dave Luttmann , Mar 10, 2010; 05:07 p.m.

Scott Sheppard at Inside Analog Photography Radio meet with Fuji Reps on the issue. Check out the APUG link above.

Andy L , Mar 10, 2010; 05:27 p.m.

With all these "must buy cancelled film now!" crises my freezer's getting pretty full.


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