29 thoughts on “Rumors all around…

  1. Looking now at what Fuji are listing on their websites I would now strongly suggest but they are slowly but surely discontinuing their film operations to concentrate on their digital systems.
    I think that in the not so near future they will only been left with their ‘Instax’ in production because it’s popularity with the younger generations.
    In the long run that may be good news for Kodak Alaris, Ilford and other smaller film companies. Either way I think we will see a lot more film production disappear from the market as time goes by remembering of course, that we film users are somewhat out numbered by the masses of digital consumers.
    I am on holiday at the moment and was in Honfleur, France yesterday, and with all the tourists there I think I must have been there only one using a analogue camera.

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  2. Well, this has not been a big surprise because they have culled all the other formats. What surprises me is that they are doing it so dishonestly.

    I am only concerned about their slide film because there is no alternative for it (and even when Ektachrome will come back, it would be only in 35mm that is not big enough for my appetite of film).

    I guess I should get myself a bigger freezer because the one I have (for film I mean) is full now.

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      • My previous attempts to store beer in the freezer for extended time have ended in misery. I could freeze some good vodka, but I really do not drink it and it actually does not need that dramatic conservation efforts. Just not drinking it is enough.

        My fridge is mostly filled with Fuji FP100C (I bought the whole grate of it, I think it was one of the last ones in Europe available for sale) that I am wary to freeze (should be still doable but I am afraid that I will ruin my investment).

        So I could put some craft beers in my fridge but the problem with the craft beers is that I would open the fridge door too often and this is bad for my film. So without the beers it is. Unless I buy a second fridge but I am quite confident that my wife would strongly disagree.

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      • Ah yes… freezer not fridge!

        And you really got a problem with cooling. So better stay away from beer and vodka, drink tea and keep film cool!

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      • But maybe you are right and I should but some vodka in there because this is probably only thing that would help when Velvia is gone.

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  3. What concerns me more is that there has been no update on Ektachorme. This makes me nervous that Kodak will do something silly even before Fujifilm dies into its stupidity (no, they have no right to call themselves Fujifilm after they stop producing film, Instax does not count).

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      • The Portra 120 I just received from US was very fresh. Made on 18th March. I am not sure anymore that Fuji is making film and is not only sneakily realizing its stock.

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      • I have heard often that they are just selling off the last big batches…. they should come out straight and take their leave instead of sneaking out the back door!

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  4. My supplier in Hong Kong earlier this year bought the last of the 220 fujifilm stocks from cold storage these are the films I use the most, ant the time in a dodgy translation from Han Chinese into English he seemed to think that 35mm stocks 120 and larger formats would be the last to go, he believes that none of these films have been produced in almost two years and anything being bought now is from cold storage from previous film runs for those who don’t know how it works film is produced on massive rolls like paper in different asa’s And later after quality control cut into size depending on format then put into temperature controlled storage until it is packed and given a use by date of around 18 months so everything I’m receiving now has a date of January 2019 on and as I only bought the equivalent of a five roll pack up until December this year he cannot guarantee he will have anything to sell me after that as increasingly large amounts of his stock are being bought by west coast American discounters

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  5. My supplier in Hong Kong earlier this year bought the last of the 220 fujifilm stocks from cold storage these are the films I use the most, at the time in a dodgy translation from Han Chinese into English he seemed to think that 35mm stocks 120 and larger formats would be the last to go, he believes that none of these films have been produced in almost two years and anything being bought now is from cold storage from previous film runs for those who don’t know how it works film is produced on massive rolls like paper in different asa’s And later after quality control cut into size depending on format then put into temperature controlled storage until it is packed and given a use by date of around 18 months so everything I’m receiving now has a date of January 2019 on and as I only bought the equivalent of a five roll pack a week up until December this year he cannot guarantee he will have anything to sell me after that as increasingly large amounts of his stock are being bought by west coast American discounters

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