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No hope for packfilm?
Old 01-24-2017   #1
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No hope for packfilm?

When Fuji announced they would cancel FP-100c there was some projects that would try to save the film. Seems like they failed.

Someone called Catlabs said they were going to make packfilm, but no news from them in months.. Maybe it was just a PR stunt...

The FP-100c film is now Impossible to get in Norway, and the prices wil continue to go up online…

So, is all hope for packfilm gone?

My poor Goose (600SE) is sad..
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Much sadness about this but being realistic I have no hope

I didn't find other new after this.

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Impossible Project do make 8x10 film. Strictly speaking not pack film, but externally processed like Polaroid 8x10. This is close enough to pack film that it would be trivial for them to make similar externally processed film packs for cameras holding 4x5 and quarter plate Polaroid pack film - provided that there were enough market to warrant inventing and making matching processors (essentially just a external roller system).
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I saw someone converting Land Cameras aswell as the 600-models to use Instax wide. Not pack film but it looks great. I recall he did it for a couple of hundred bucks.
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I've lost hope for this... sent a few mails to CatLabs after a long time of posting that and nothing. Either they don't want to spread too much info about it or they've scrapped the plans.

It would be awesome if someone did it again, and we are at the right time to do it but, I guess that in the long way, the demand will always be low... fuji's problem is that they didn't anticipated the rise of film sales like it happened in the last 2 years - no one did - and now that it's gone, people want it...

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I've lost hope for this... sent a few mails to CatLabs after a long time of posting that and nothing. Either they don't want to spread too much info about it or they've scrapped the plans.

It would be awesome if someone did it again, and we are at the right time to do it but, I guess that in the long way, the demand will always be low... fuji's problem is that they didn't anticipated the rise of film sales like it happened in the last 2 years - no one did - and now that it's gone, people want it...

Sad..
I am afraid you are right. The silence from "Catlabs" is not a good sign, surely they would have released updates if they were doing it?

Let's hope someone else steps up!
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