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Fujifilm to reorganize film lineup UPDATED

UPDATED 7 Mar 2010 (see below)

Fujifilm has announced some changes in their product line affecting the following film products:

  • Neopan 400 (Presto) 120 size is discontinued with immediate effect (does not affect availability in 135 format)
  • 12 and 24 exposure rolls for 35mm film will be gradually phased out
  • Acros 100 in 11×14 size (special order) discontinued
  • Provia 100 F 11×14 (special order) discontinued
  • Pro 160 NC 120 discontinued
  • T64 reversal 4×5 sheet film, T64 reversal 4×5 Quickload and T64 reversal 8×10 sheet film discontinued

There will be some gradual changes in the packaged quantities of some films, for example single packs will become 3 packs or 5 packs; in the case of 120 format the 20-packs will be withdrawn and only 5-packs remain. We will reflect these changes in our web shop over time as appropriate and where applicable.

In the meantime, the best way to ensure long-term availability of film is to continue shooting it!

Update 7 Mar 2010:

It appears that retailers in the US have received the following notice:

OK…here’s the official Fuji list:
The following are now gone, with no replacement:
Color 160s and160c in 35, 120, 220, 4×5, 8×10, and 4×5 quickload
Color 800z in 35mm 5pack, 120 and 220
Velvia 50 4×5 quickload
Velvia 100 4×5 quickload
Velvia 100F 4×5 quickload
Astia 100F 4×5 quickload
Provia 100F 4×5 quickload
T64 in all formats
Neopan 400 120
CDUII in all formats

The following have had package changes:
Velvia 50, 100, 100F 4×5 and 8×10 are now in 20 sheet boxes
Velvia 50, 100, 100F are now in 5-packs

Astia 100F 4×5 now in 20 sheet boxes, 120 now in 5-packs.
Provia 100F 4×5 and 8×10 now in 20 sheet boxes; 120 now in 5-packs

RXP 120 now in 5-packs

Arcos 100 120 now in 5-packs, 4×5 now in 20 sheet boxes.

Special Order Fujichrome Velvia 50 5×7 Sheet Film

Many people consider the 5×7 inch sheet film format as the ideal balance in large format photography. A film size large enough for contact printing or comfortable unmagnified viewing, a camera not too bulky, and perhaps best of all, a very pleasing aspect ratio of the image suitable for landscape and portrait orientation.

Nonetheless the 5×7 format has always been somewhat neglected in the choice of film formats, especially in colour. Japan Exposures is pleased to be able to take the initiative on commissioning a special order of the legendary king of colour transparency film in 5×7 inch format: Fujifilm Velvia RVP 50 colour reversal film.

Maggi Hambling’s sculpture Scallop to celebrate British composer Benjamin Britten on Aldeburgh beach, Suffolk/England, taken on Fujichrome Velvia 50 in 4x5in format

Current Status

The order window is now closed and we are no longer taking orders. The minimum quantity for special order has not been reached.

Overview

Since the reintroduction of Velvia 50, the 5×7 product size has been listed as “special order”, and we would like to coordinate and place such an order with Fujifilm Japan. For that to happen we will need to commit to a minimum batch order of 100 boxes of film. As with the ordinarily available Provia 100F, Velvia 100 and Velvia 100F versions, each box contains 20 loose sheets of film.

Pricing

The pricing structure is designed to encourage a higher ordering of units with the aim of reaching the minimum order size quickly. We rely on pricing by Fujifilm Japan. Prices include insured worldwide express shipping to a single destination. Prices and payment are in Japanese yen. There will be no dealer pricing or quantity discounts.

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Prices include insured worldwide express shipping! Included shipping is to a single destination per ordered item. When ordering multiple quantities you are allowed to split quantities to the same number of destinations. Example: you purchase 10 and 5 boxes each and wish to send 8 boxes to destination A and 7 boxes to destination B.

Please use the PayPal buttons to order (Paypal account is not required to make payment). Payments are in Japanese yen (for guidance only, currency conversion rates of your financial institution apply).

Conditions and Order Process

All orders need pre-payment to commit. There will be no reservations of any form except those accompanied with full payment.

We will take orders within an order window which will last until Sunday, March 14th, 2010 at the latest. In case we reach the minimum quantity earlier than that date, or in the event that Japan Exposures decides to close the gap between placed orders and minimum orders, the order window may close before the planned deadline.

One week before the order closure date we will make a go/no-go decision. We will send a notification to everyone with an active order. In case of no-go, all paid orders will be fully refunded.

Please be sure that your spam filters do not prevent any notifications reaching you. This page will also be updated with status accordingly so please check back periodically.

While the order window is open, placed orders can be cancelled free of charge. Once the order window closes, all cancellations will incur a 50% fee.

Once the order window is closed, a firm order will be placed with Fujifilm Japan to manufacture the film. The production will take approximately 2-3 months and we will start shipping to you as soon as we receive the goods. Should there be any delays in the process of manufacturing we will inform you. Such a delay or similar circumstances are not a valid reason to justify a cancellation or reduction in price. Cancellations after closure of the order window will incur a 50% fee without exception.

Upon shipment of your order we will send a notification to you with tracking details. Please be sure that your spam filters do not prevent this notification reaching you.

Once shipped, returns are not accepted under any circumstances.

Thank you

While this is obviously a commercial undertaking, Japan Exposures is taking a substantial financial risk to make this happen for the large format photography community. We kindly ask for your goodwill and cooperation during this initiative. If we are successful we might be able to repeat it, with this or other products.

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If you have further questions, please contact us with your request using the form below and we will provide further details.

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