Originally Posted by Archlich
Not anymore in US, as far as I know. In Japan you can still buy fresh Pro160NS and Velvia 100 in 220 (both of which the pro packs are going VERY cheap, indicating that they are about to go as well), and that's about it.
We saw quite a number of 135 B&W films being released lately. All rebadged. It would really be (more) helpful if they could divert some energy...into offering those emulsions in 220...or am I asking too much? I mean, in comparison, even Lomo did a better job in enriching the selection of medium format films...
Indeed. Portra was the last Worldwide but until recently (couple of years ago) I saw that Provia 100, Velvia 50, Pro 400H and 160NS were in 220. Early last year there was an odd production run of Fuji Pro 400 (the Japan only non-H) which was particularly strange, as that product was discontinued.
Cheap, because the price is just about 2x120 and not like the Portras. IIRC Portra 400 was 30-35€ 5x120 and 90€ 5x220.
I recently purchased from an ebay seller a pack of 160NS 220 dated 2/2018; which is the last 220, as it has been discontinued. Thought out loud: It is curious how the last standing 220 is not a 400 C41 film, being them so popular in the wedding crowd.
Sevo, that problems I didn't read about before and it is interesting to know which issues the format has/had in practical terms.
I'll keep my pack for a long trip, there 220 has an advantage of saving space and rather useful giving 16exp on 6x9.