I just read the sad news on Casual Photophile.FUJIFILM to Discontinue Acros 100 Film in October 2018 — Casual Photophile
And this Time around it’s not some obscure, cheap consumer film. No it’s one of the mainstays of film photography.
Fujifilm Acros 100! In all it’s forms!
35mm, 120 or large format, all will go away.
Another very sad day for film photography! Another ´present’ from Fuji
I don’t know if Fuji still make lab equipment or if it’s just the stuff that’s still out there in the wild. Once they stop support for their lab stuff it’s quits for the good labs still around. That’s scary!
As James said on Casual Photophile, film is just an infinitesimal part of Fuji Industries. And apart from their Instax stuff it’s slowly discontinued.
And even their digital camera operations don’t seem to make a profit.
In short, Fuji IS getting out of the film business. These bad news will surely discourage a lot of people and they might turn away from film or not try it. That will be bad for Kodak Alaris, Ilford and the bunch…..
Of course we know that there’s still a lot of film around but for the unwashed masses who mostly think there’s no more film it’s just some more confirmaton that film is dead. Lots of people who heard about the resurgence of film might be put off. I just hope that Kodak, Ferrania and all the other players with new stuff in the pipeline will deliver soon and give us some good news.