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    Velvia 50 4x5 and 8x10 and Fujicolor 160NS Professional 120 discontinued

    Fujifilm today announced that Velvia 50 4x5 and 8x10 and Fujicolor 160NS Professional 120 has been discontinued.
    Sales are expected to end on these dates:
    Fujicolor 160NS Professional March 2022
    Fujichrome VELVIA50 4 x 5 March 2023
    Fujichrome VELVIA50 8 10 December 2021

    The official announcement is here: https://www.fujifilm.com/ffis/ja/news/92

    Kumar

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    Re: Velvia 50 4x5 and 8x10 and Fujicolor 160NS Professional 120 discontinued

    Seems every March and October Fuji drops a film bomb.

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    Re: Velvia 50 4x5 and 8x10 and Fujicolor 160NS Professional 120 discontinued

    Is there anything color left from Fuji in 4x5 or 8x10, or is this now the end of the road?

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    Re: Velvia 50 4x5 and 8x10 and Fujicolor 160NS Professional 120 discontinued

    So in U.S., the only remaining Fuji large format film is Provia F 100. As far as I know, Velvia 50 hasn't been available for some time, and Velvia 100 was discontinued on July 6, 2021.

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    Re: Velvia 50 4x5 and 8x10 and Fujicolor 160NS Professional 120 discontinued

    Maybe Fuji just forgot that they made Provia 100F. It seems to be out of stock everywhere too.

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    Re: Velvia 50 4x5 and 8x10 and Fujicolor 160NS Professional 120 discontinued

    Quote Originally Posted by sharktooth View Post
    Maybe Fuji just forgot that they made Provia 100F. It seems to be out of stock everywhere too.
    B&H has Provia for both 4x5 and 8x10:


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    Adorama is out of stock on 4x5, but has 8x10.

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    Re: Velvia 50 4x5 and 8x10 and Fujicolor 160NS Professional 120 discontinued

    Probably the last remaining stock. None of the usual suspects in Canada have any left.

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    Re: Velvia 50 4x5 and 8x10 and Fujicolor 160NS Professional 120 discontinued

    Provia probably sells a lot better anyway, looking at it from their standpoint, not necessarily ours. But that's certainly no guarantee that Provia will survive long either. That would leave all the eggs in just one basket, Kodak E100, an excellent product, but "the last of its kind". I saw the handwriting on the wall and switched to Kodak color neg film quite awhile ago; but there are some applications where chrome film would still be hypothetically superior if it weren't just so damn expensive now, especially in 8x10. That's particularly the case for me, since I need to use at least one sheet of black and white film as a mask, and a sheet of 8x10 color neg as well, to generate a single RA4 printing dupe. But ohh the results!

    Present spot shortages don't necessarily reflect what Fuji is thinking behind doors. But given this additional complication of how covid has disrupted global economies as well as distribution itself, the Provia sales critter might indeed be seriously crippled and nearing its own end. Hope Kodak plays its cards smart.

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    Re: Velvia 50 4x5 and 8x10 and Fujicolor 160NS Professional 120 discontinued

    Well, well, can't say I'm surprised really
    I'm all new to this game, I was planning a lot for 4x10, depending on 8x10 availability.
    As Drew said, E100 is excellent or more. Hope Kodak is there for a while

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    Re: Velvia 50 4x5 and 8x10 and Fujicolor 160NS Professional 120 discontinued

    For me at least, even if there was still something like ciba around, the cost of LF transparency film plus masking would be totally unaffordable. Imagine the cost per image of shooting something like 8x10 Provia and making masks with say TMY-2. Yikes.

    Quote Originally Posted by Drew Wiley View Post
    Provia probably sells a lot better anyway, looking at it from their standpoint, not necessarily ours. But that's certainly no guarantee that Provia will survive long either. That would leave all the eggs in just one basket, Kodak E100, an excellent product, but "the last of its kind". I saw the handwriting on the wall and switched to Kodak color neg film quite awhile ago; but there are some applications where chrome film would still be hypothetically superior if it weren't just so damn expensive now, especially in 8x10. That's particularly the case for me, since I need to use at least one sheet of black and white film as a mask, and a sheet of 8x10 color neg as well, to generate a single RA4 printing dupe. But ohh the results!

    Present spot shortages don't necessarily reflect what Fuji is thinking behind doors. But given this additional complication of how covid has disrupted global economies as well as distribution itself, the Provia sales critter might indeed be seriously crippled and nearing its own end. Hope Kodak plays its cards smart.

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