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Fuji Reala 120 discontinued?

andrew schank , May 01, 2001; 04:40 p.m.

http://www03.bhphotovideo.com/default.sph/FrameWork.class? FNC=NoteProductActivator__Aproductlist_html___18777___FUR120PP___USA__ _SID=E66D7DCE9B0&BI=11" rel="nofollow">Reala 120 discontinued Saw this at B&H today saying Reala no longer available--I'm bummed and hope maybe something "better" and similar is in the works to replace it.. Looks like they are also out of stock on the US 100 speed Superia in 120 as well. Are all we are going to end up with is low contrast "wedding film" in 120 negative size? Does anyone know of a source for Fuji's 400 speed superia 120 film here in the US? Found out they sell it in Europe, but can't find a seller here in the US.

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Paul Osgood , May 01, 2001; 05:32 p.m.

About a year ago I had heard that Reala 120 was being discontinued and contacted Fuji USA via telephone. They confirmed that it would no longer be imported into the US. I then called several photo mail order places and found that they were still able to get it. Perhaps other mail order companies will still import it. I too am bummed - it's a good film.

Don Tuleja , May 01, 2001; 05:40 p.m.

Hmm... I wonder.

Fuji's 100 speed consumer film, SuperHQ 100, has disappeared from all my local "usual suspects" like Wal-Mart and Sav-On. I haven't checked the cheapest place, Ritz Camera, but I'm just wondering if they're paring down their line?

Paul Osgood , May 01, 2001; 05:47 p.m.

Just called B&H in NY - they said they had it in stock (120 size) at 1.99!

Douglas Benson , May 01, 2001; 06:02 p.m.

Recently, I had ocasion to shoot some 220 Fuji NPC. As one who rarely shoots anything other than 220 E-6, I do not know much about these types of film or if it is offered in 120, but it is a very nice 160 speed print film... much more vivid colors and snappier contrast than any C-41 emulsion that I know of. This might be an alternative for you.

DAB.

J.Martin -- , May 01, 2001; 06:51 p.m.

Try Canada. Alt Camera in Toronto has a website: http://www.altcamera.com/

Cowan Stark , May 01, 2001; 09:20 p.m.

Hmmm, they just shipped me 5 propacks of Reala yesterday (grey market). I hope that didn't deplete the stocks! I haven't had any problem with grey market Reala in the past. If it's gettin' scarce, I may have to order a load for the freezer. Awsome film, I hope they keep it around.

Doug Brightwell , May 02, 2001; 01:23 a.m.

Fuji USA stopped distributing it a while back. The B&H imported version is still available. I believe 120 & 220 is still available in Canada and other countries. I assume Fuji Japan has stopped manufacturing it and B&H and Fuji distributors in other countries are selling remaining stock. Anybody know for sure?

Steve Teale , May 02, 2001; 02:16 a.m.

Reala 100 in 120 roll is seemingly easily available here in Australia. It costs anything from $AUD8.95 and upwards for a single roll (about $USD4.50) - we pay a bit more for film here for some reason - e.g. Velvia 135-36 will set you back $AUD17 a roll - don't bracket if you dare !

Scott Eaton , May 02, 2001; 10:10 a.m.

Fuji Reala has gone through more political convolutions than a Russian election, and Fuji can blame themselves for Reala's continued popularity because they haven't introduced anything better. The base dye set technology of this film is over 10years old, and it still continues to rock.

CS-100 Reala might only be available in 120 format, but it's a better film than NPS (Fuji's official substitute for USA Reala), and better than 35mm designated Superia-Reala. NPC has more vivid color saturation, but it lacks the subtle color transitions of Reala and is vastly inferior in terms of skin tones.

I've always bought the import version of Reala from B&H (dirt cheap at $1.99 a roll) because the USA version has always been inconsistent to get ahold of. One wonders how much longer it will be available.


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