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Fujifilm Ends the Fujicolor Professional Line and Velvia 50 Sheet Movie

Fujifilm has introduced that it will likely be discontinuing a couple of extra movie merchandise. The most recent to be axed are Fujicolor 160NS Skilled 120 movie and Velvia 50 in 4×5 and eight×10 sheet sizes.

In its press release asserting the discontinuation, Fujifilm explains that it was compelled to make the choice as a result of it will probably now not (affordably?) get hold of sure elements used to make its movie shares.

“[Fujifilm] has been working onerous to soak up prices corresponding to enhancing manufacturing effectivity and decreasing prices for the 160NS 120 dimension coloration detrimental movie for pictures and the VELVIA 50 CUT dimension reversal movie which were used for a few years,” the corporate writes. “Nonetheless, as a result of it turned tough to obtain among the uncooked supplies used for manufacturing, we’ve got no selection however to discontinue manufacturing and gross sales.”

The discontinuation of Fujicolor 160NS Skilled 120 movie is the ultimate nail within the coffin for Fujicolor Professional movie. The skilled coloration detrimental movie household was initially launched in 2004 for marriage ceremony, portrait, vogue, and business photographers, and the lineup included Professional 160S (later renamed Professional 160NS), Professional 160C, Professional 400H, and Professional 800Z.

Fujicolor Professional 160NS is thought for its pure coloration replica, particularly of pores and skin tones, making it a great selection for photographing individuals. It had particularly positive grain (an RMS granularity of three), a large publicity vary (-1 to +3 EV), and a 4th cyan-sensitive layer on prime of the usual RGB layers to extra precisely seize how the human eye sees coloration.

Shot on Fujicolor 160NS 120 by photographer Steven Tsai. Licensed below CC BY-NC-ND 2.0.

The discontinuation of Fujicolor Pro 400H film was introduced in January 2021, so the movie will now not be obtainable as soon as present shares run out.

Velvia 50 sheet movie is thought for its extraordinarily positive grain and its good coloration replica, and it has been a preferred selection for panorama photographers who need images with excessive sharpness, tonality, and vibrancy.

Shot on Velvia 50 4×5 by photographer John Byrne. Licensed below CC BY-NC 2.0.

With the discontinuation of those three movie merchandise, Fujifilm’s movie lineup now contains six strains: Velvia 50 (in 35mm and 120), Velvia 100 (in 35mm, 120, and sheet), Provia 100F (in 35mm, 120, and sheet), Neopan 100 Acros II (announced in June 2019, obtainable in 35mm and 120), Fujicolor C200, and Superia X-TRA 400.

Choices are dwindling for diehard Fujifilm movie photographers, significantly in sheet movie, the place Velvia 100 and Provia 100F are the ultimate two decisions. It’s unclear the place Fujifilm’s non-Instax movie enterprise is headed, however it might be a good suggestion to stock up on any Fujifilm film shares you may’t dwell with out.

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