Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Fujifilm Announces Discontinuation of Velvia in Some Formats

 
Image Source: http://www.amazon.com/Fujifilm-Fujichrome-Velvia-Color-Exposures/dp/B000SQK588/ref=sr_1_3?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1343394345&sr=1-3&keywords=fujifilm+velvia
 
Fujifilm has announced that they are discontinuing some formats of Velvia - the standard in super-saturated slide film. The iso 100 version will be dropped in 35mm, 120, and 4x5, while iso 50 Velvia in 4x5 and 8x10 will also go away. This is similar to the news of Kodachrome going away some time back, in my opinion. Loss of a real benchmark film.
 
(Click Here) to read about the announcement on dpnow.com
 
However, all is not yet lost. Fujifilm is seeing good participation on their film-specific site choosefilm.com.
 
(Click Here) to go to choosefilm.com. Sign up! It's free, and will keep Fuji in the film business longer.
 
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