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Fuji kicking more emulsions to the curb

Postby PFMcFarland » Tue Apr 03, 2018 10:58 pm

If you are a fan of the Fujifilm Neopan Acros 100, better stock up now, because they have stopped production. Last distribution will be this October, and that batch expires October, 2019. :(

There were more films on the list, but it was in Japanese, and I need to go back and write down what all was involved. I'm pretty sure there were some color emulsions too.

BTW, B&H is out of stock on the Acros, but is expecting a shipment in shortly. They are also closed until April 8th for the religious holidays.

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Re: Fuji kicking more emulsions to the curb

Postby Madrigalrose » Tue Apr 03, 2018 11:09 pm

OMG my all-time favorite B&W film :(
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Re: Fuji kicking more emulsions to the curb

Postby PFMcFarland » Tue Apr 03, 2018 11:23 pm

The other items were B&W Paper stocks: FM2, KM2, KM3, and KM4, but they have last distribution dates into 2019 and 2020.

I didn't know this, but the Acros is supposed to be really good on long exposures at night due to it's low reciprocity failure. You could also get it in 620 re-rolls.

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Re: Fuji kicking more emulsions to the curb

Postby alexvaras » Wed Apr 04, 2018 12:45 am

Bad news indeed... Which is the closest to Across 100?
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Re: Fuji kicking more emulsions to the curb

Postby alexvaras » Wed Apr 04, 2018 12:46 am

And which 120 films cannot get in 620 spools? I thought all of them could
Across yes, I did one yesterday.
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Re: Fuji kicking more emulsions to the curb

Postby Julio1fer » Wed Apr 04, 2018 9:27 pm

Sad news. I believe that any T-grain film such as TMX or Delta 100 should be close, but I have never used Acros myself.
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Re: Fuji kicking more emulsions to the curb

Postby PFMcFarland » Wed Apr 04, 2018 10:43 pm

I haven't shot T-Max in a while, Julio, mainly because all I have of the stuff is 400 speed. I do shoot Delta 100, and find it has a bit more contrast than Acros. But then that may be just the way the lab processes it. The Acros has a nice tonality to it.

Alex, some folks would prefer to buy re-spooled 620 than have to do it themselves. It can be a problematic exercise for some of us oldsters with arthritis.

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Re: Fuji kicking more emulsions to the curb

Postby Bennybee » Mon Apr 09, 2018 3:31 pm

Bad news indeed. I should have shot more.
BTW, it's been a while since I last saw anything on the web about the progress they are making (or not) at Ferrania. I hope those guys will soon come up with a few good b/w films to compensate what the pennycounters at Fuji are scrapping.
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