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    FujiFilm discontinues Fujichrome Velvia 100F and Velvia 50

    Fujifilm has announced that it will discontinue production of two of its professional films: http://www.bjp-online.com/british-jo...essional-films
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    Censored???!!!!!

    Sacrilige!!!!
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    Just read in that article people are storing their film in freezers. Is this right? I'd heard of keeping it in the fridge but not the freezer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ricktas View Post
    Fujifilm has announced that it will discontinue production of two of its professional films: http://www.bjp-online.com/british-jo...essional-films
    Is this Fuji's way of confidently saying that their latest cameras surpass their own film product in quality or is it purely a sensible marketing move?


    Quote Originally Posted by Paul G View Post
    Just read in that article people are storing their film in freezers. Is this right? I'd heard of keeping it in the fridge but not the freezer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul G View Post
    Just read in that article people are storing their film in freezers. Is this right? I'd heard of keeping it in the fridge but not the freezer.
    Yep!! .... freezer.

    Keeping it in the fridge simply extends its working shelf life a long while, but you can use it quite quickly if not immediately after it's been removed from the frigde.
    But the issue of freezing it is that you have to wait for it to thaw out.
    So of course this requires a bit of pre planning, which you usually do when shooting film anyhow(unlike me tho!!)

    yep freeze it to keep it 'forever' .. and most film nutz will do so.

    I was going to originally chime in with my usual 'told you so' replies and how this was always going to be inevitable, and a product of unrealistic manufacturing to return ratios and so on and so forth.
    But if I do that, some deranged film nut will subsequently chime in to counter my comment, with fanatical expressions of love for film and how it's more popular than ever and how independent film manufacturers are going gang busters and can't keep up with demand .... and so on .... and BS ..... and more tripe.

    But of course I won't say that
    (because the world doesn't need another filmanatic again ... telling us how much better film is again)

    .. so all I'm saying is that freezers all 'round the globe will be running ..... tirelessly, faithfully ..... needlessly .... wasting countless tons of CO2 maintaining an ultimately futile faith in a product that really should just go away .... oops! too far again!!

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    I've used Kodachrome after 10 years in the freezer. It came out fine.
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    As good as digital is, you just can't reproduce velvia greens.

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    BJP seem somewhat confused. Article has been updated to say Velvia 50 is only being discontinued in LF...

    Fujifilm tells BJP that its Velvia 50 will continue to be distributed in 35mm and 120 formats.
    Fujifilm will continue to manufacture a wide range of film, and the increasing support for our Choose Film group illustrates there is still a passion for film photography throughout the world.
    It appears AK's grave-dancing was a bit premature ...


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    I heard it was only the 100! So, it is the 50 as well?? Not a happy camper....I love velvia and I am only just getting into film and love experimenting with the stuff. My friend puts his in the freezer....we just bought up a big lot not long ago ..... well, he did but my funds were low, so now I am even unhappier!

    EDIT: If I read the above post I would realise the 50 is safe!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by fillum View Post
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    It appears AK's grave-dancing was a bit premature ...


    Cheers.


    Should I now just run my two rolls of Velvia 50 through the somewhat uncertain nature of the lil Rollei, or do I still wait for a proper camera(F100/F4/F5) to appear at a decent price on fleabay.
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    Supply and demand. Looks like only 35mm and 120 Velvia 50 is in sufficient demand to be profitable.
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    never a fan of velvia anyway but its legacy lives on in oversaturated jpegs everywhere.
    was large format always destined to be the first to go? I get the impression that view cameras scare the hell out of people for some reason...but the negs are lot easier to work with.

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    Unfair that they've cut reala, neopan, and now velvia in my format but they're keeping provia. Hate provia.

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    I have just started to use velvia 50 (medium format) good to see that they have not discontinued 120 I plan to buy a medium format panorama in the future and want to use this film love the saturation it offers....
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    Such PROGRESS!!! - The new spelling for "regress". (OK, I haven't used these two, but what's next?)
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    Quote Originally Posted by ameerat42 View Post
    Such PROGRESS!!! - The new spelling for "regress". (OK, I haven't used these two, but what's next?)
    Am.
    Just as well I bought a bucketload of 50 then. I'm really annoyed by this. Let's hope it is only UK specific then.
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    I've been playing around with 120 Velvia for a few months and still getting used to nailing perfect exposure and choosing the right kind of scenes to bring out the best of this film.
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    Hope films can last forever that we can enjoy it consistantly

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    Quote Originally Posted by yisiyue000 View Post
    Hope films can last forever that we can enjoy it consistantly
    Yep, I totally agree.

    But seeing as film has all but been laid to rest in this household, I would love to see some of your images on here showing us the beauty of it.

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    I shot a roll of 35mm Velvia 50, just to try it out. Took it to my local store that haven't quite ruled out developing E6. Put it in on May 15, will get it back August 3. Thinking it's not worth the bother, unless the results astound. Or has anyone developed E6 at home with good results? I can do B&W reliably.
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