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    Velvia 100 discontinued in the US

    https://petapixel.com/2021/07/06/fuj...-s-by-the-epa/

    I just bought 5 boxes before BH whacks it. 8x10 is already doa.

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    Re: Velvia 100 discontinued in the US

    That's just ridiculous.


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    Re: Velvia 100 discontinued in the US

    Understaffed EPA has better things to do than listen to haggling about a single f-stop change in a tiny product category. And with all that Fuji has been going through regarding pandemic staffing and supply chain issues, plus a big recent ransomware attack, they probably have more important things to do too. Furthermore, a blanket chemical ban here is the US will likely be followed by an even stronger analogous ruling in the EU, which might spell the end of the 100 speed version entirely. We photographers will just have to do what we have always done over and over and over - adapt.

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    Re: Velvia 100 discontinued in the US

    Quote Originally Posted by Drew Wiley View Post
    We photographers will just have to do what we have always done over and over and over - adapt.

    Bureaucrats have long been out of control and live in a theoretical world. Glad I've shifted into wet plate. I can make my own chemicals from scratch. Screw Fuji, I'm done with them.


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    Re: Velvia 100 discontinued in the US

    For as long as there is at least one emulsion remains in every category not a big deal...
    All "Pro" emulsions today are great

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    This one does not hit me, but the ban on chromium in the workplace in Germany and the resulting downfall of Portriga Rapid helped me to explore different paths -- which in turn helped me greatly in the long run.
    I'd rather have the bureaucrats in control then the general public on such technical issues...not that it is always the optimal solution, but intelligent benevolent dictators are hard to come by and keep around.
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    Any govt control is unwarranted. Almost all are about as bright as a black rock. Hopefully the kodax E100 will stay with us.

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    Re: Velvia 100 discontinued in the US

    Fortunately I like Velvia 50 better than 100 but in 4x5 I have to order directly from Japan at higher prices including for shipping.

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    Re: Velvia 100 discontinued in the US

    A bit of cherry picking in the EPA form, but this paragraph is a bit concerning.

    "Benefits. EPA was not able to quantify the benefits of reducing human and environmental exposures to PIP (3:1). As discussed in more detail in Unit II.A., EPA did not perform a risk evaluation for PIP (3:1), nor did EPA develop quantitative risk estimates. Therefore, the Economic Analysis (Ref. 3) qualitatively discusses the benefits of reducing exposure under the final rule for PIP (3:1), as summarized in Unit III.B.2."

    From this link (https://www.federalregister.gov/docu...tive-and-toxic)

    Banning without any evaluation? is this what I'm reading here?

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    Perhaps Kumar will step up.

    It never ceases to amaze me, the things governments choose to attack, easy targets i suppose. Meanwhile the massive environmental rape pillage and plunder by the the powerful corporations continues on, literally further destroying the planet at an hourly pace (or less).

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