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Fujifilm Considering Bringing Back Acros Film

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It's not a done deal just yet, but this is good news. 

 

I usually shoot Tri-X as an all-around B&W emulsion, but lately I have been thinking of picking up a fine grained higher contrast ISO emulsion for landscapes and some travel work.  If Fuji actually does resurrect Acros, it would be a truly outstanding turn of events.

 

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Interesting news and good news in the wider film perspective although I put a stock of Acros down when the first rumours of its demise surfaced so I'm reasonably insulated for the moment.

 

What I'd prefer to see is Fujifilm resurrecting Neopan 1600.

 

Pete.

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https://www.l-camera-forum.com/topic/283247-rumour-fuji-to-discontinue-acros-100/?p=3561951

 

It's not a done deal just yet, but this is good news. 

 

I usually shoot Tri-X as an all-around B&W emulsion, but lately I have been thinking of picking up a fine grained higher contrast ISO emulsion for landscapes and some travel work.  If Fuji actually does resurrect Acros, it would be a truly outstanding turn of events.

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UPDATE

 

A month on and still not much news if Fuji will be resurrecting Acros 100.  Here is an update from the folks at Lomography, though:

 

https://www.lomography.com/magazine/338633-is-fujifilm-really-bringing-back-their-black-and-white-films

 

Apparently we are no worse off than a month ago and the dream of bringing Acros back is still alive.

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just picked up over 2 dozen rolls of Acros 100 in Japan....

 

some of the shops there have a LOT of fuji slide films and stuff...saw the very difficult to find Fuji Venus 800 as well..

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What's the expiration date of the Acros you got? I'm asking because IIRC according to the press release, production was only due to end next month. But I guess that was not entirely correct otherwise they wouldn't have much difficulty restarting :-)

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it says october 2019 ?

 

 

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Fuji is a hugely diversified enterprise. I find it difficult to imagine they care for marginal subdivisions which have almost no presence on their bottom line.

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BW film has expiery date for three years or more. 2019 means 2016 or so.

 

It was explained at RFF long time ago. Someone translated by Google FujiNoFilm diplomatic excuse for ditching film more and more.

Lost in translation was interpreted as plans to bring back, while those who understand Japaneese as part of the culture told - it is nothing but excuse with empty words.

 

Makes sense to me, they make big sales with Instax and their x files are selling well as well. Why bother with film.

 

I'm buying film in bulks as RF Leica and Canon SLR shooter, for me Fuji film is not exist and thier c-41, E6 film is next to so-so, IMO. Huge spill of the crap from film into chemicals and odd colors.

Edited by Ko.Fe.

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Biggest loss for me with Fuji film would be the Fuji slide films like Provia and Velvia. I really love shooting those also with 120 film. I have never used Acros 100 since my go-to B&W films are Ilford ones (HP5+, FP4+, PanF+). For color negative films, I am more often going with Kodak Porta or Ektar films. As Ko.Fe. pointed out correctly earlier, Fuji likely doesn't care too much anymore about the traditional films since their profitable business is now all Instax film based. 

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Biggest loss for me with Fuji film would be the Fuji slide films like Provia and Velvia. I really love shooting those also with 120 film. I have never used Acros 100 since my go-to B&W films are Ilford ones (HP5+, FP4+, PanF+). For color negative films, I am more often going with Kodak Porta or Ektar films. As Ko.Fe. pointed out correctly earlier, Fuji likely doesn't care too much anymore about the traditional films since their profitable business is now all Instax film based. 

 

I also would regret the loss of the Fuji slide films. I thought that Fuji already is discontinuing these slide films, but I'm not sure. Kodak Ektachrome is returning but it's delayed and delayed. However never used Kodak for slides. B&W always has been Kodak for me, color negative by preference Portra (certain in 120) but also AgfaPhoto from time to time (also discontinued - made by Fuji).

 

Indeed Instax, would like they release a monochrome version of their Instax Square format. Already available in mini and Wide format.

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