FUJI ACROS 100 to be discontinued?
Old 03-30-2018   #1
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FUJI ACROS 100 to be discontinued?

Fuji will discontinued Acros 100 in 120 and 35mm along with some of the remaining black and white papers (available in japan only as far as I know)

It is said to end in October 2018, so be ready to stack some film if you enjoy this emulsion, news here: https://aremo-koremo.hatenablog.com/..._sale_mar_2018
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Old 03-30-2018   #2
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This sucks. Well, at least I've been doing more and more with Ilford films who seem to be committed.
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Old 03-30-2018   #3
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Don't worry, as one of our Fuji fans here often says "just buy enough other Fuji BW films and Fuji will bring back Acros 100 (probably Neopan 400, too)"!

Oh, wait...
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no official announcement? why are you creating panic mi amigo?
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Old 03-30-2018   #5
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no official announcement? why are you creating panic mi amigo?
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Old 03-30-2018   #6
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Does this mean the ACROS simulations will be removed in the next X firmware updates?
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Old 03-30-2018   #7
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Granted, Fuji is going to leave film completely, the writing has been on the wall for years already.

However, as long as there had been NO OFFICIAL announcement on this, refrain from posting crappy fake-news.
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Old 03-30-2018   #8
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Does this mean the ACROS simulations will be removed in the next X firmware updates?
Yes. But it will be replaced by... Instax.
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Old 03-30-2018   #9
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Just hoping this is not true, its one of the only B&W films I like using
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Old 03-30-2018   #10
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I shot my first roll of Neopan Acros 100 last month. Surprise, first try and exposure index and development scheme worked perfectly. The negatives scanned very well, and were easy to post process. My only complaint was curling and the base seems to be a dust magnet. I would be seriously buying this film if I wasn't nervous about it being removed.

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Old 03-30-2018   #11
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Still a rumor, but supposedly a strong one. Seems that if this film goes, Fuji is done. Even though I don't use it... it is sad. I know a few of my friends love it.
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Old 03-30-2018   #12
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Still a rumor, but supposedly a strong one. Seems that if this film goes, Fuji is done. Even though I don't use it... it is sad. I know a few of my friends love it.
John,

An important film for me. Best for bulb exposures using a tripod because of no reciprocity failure.

I still have a stockpile from the last time the discontinued rumor happened.

I'll check my inventory tonight. Most important to me is 120.

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Old 03-30-2018   #13
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This is a bummer. Especially the 120. I should be used to it, but it continues to be a drag. I was just looking at a Japanese document (on PetaPixel) that sure looks like an advance death notice. Hope it's fake but I bet it's not.
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Old 03-30-2018   #14
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What does fuji offer for film shooters now?
Velvia 50/100
Provia 100
400H
Acros 100

With Acros being the only B&W, I hope they don't kill as I also like it for long exposure.
If it does disappear no big deal as I like Ilford FP4+ and Delta 100
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Old 03-30-2018   #15
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The reports across various sites are all quoting this source:
https://www.casualphotophile.com/201...-october-2018/
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Old 03-30-2018   #16
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The reports across various sites are all quoting this source:
https://www.casualphotophile.com/201...-october-2018/
The "source" refers to translations of dealer distrubuted documents. I haven't seen a report which shows the dealer documents or their translations. So for me, it's still in the rumor stage. Perhaps they are only discontinuing pro packs, while continuing to sell individual rolls, which they have done with other films. I don't shoot Acros, so this doesn't affect me personally, but I hate to see fellow photographers lose their favorite film.
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Old 03-30-2018   #17
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The tonality of Acros looks like digital anyway. No tears from me. (unlike the memory of when Plus-X was discontinued).
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Old 03-30-2018   #18
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So will Fuji be changing their name to "Fuji-we only make instant film"
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Old 03-30-2018   #19
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So will Fuji be changing their name to "Fuji-we only make instant film"
I was thinking, either:



Or:

Fuji Cosmetics
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I haven't seen a report which shows the dealer documents or their translations.
The Japanese language dealer document is shown in this Instagram post by TokyoCameraStyle.

https://www.instagram.com/p/Bg8j493n...kyocamerastyle
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Old 03-30-2018   #21
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The tonality of Acros looks like digital anyway. No tears from me. (unlike the memory of when Plus-X was discontinued).
It’s looked like that before “mainstream” digital.

I’ll miss it for 120 but there are others I would miss more.
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Old 03-30-2018   #22
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I should stock up on 4x5. Can’t beat Acros for longggg exposures.
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Old 03-30-2018   #23
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When they stop making provia... then I'll be sad.

But still, I'm sure this is someone's favorite film, and it always sucks when one goes...
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Old 03-30-2018   #24
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The Japanese language dealer document is shown in this Instagram post by TokyoCameraStyle.

https://www.instagram.com/p/Bg8j493n...kyocamerastyle
Just found the full page elsewhere:

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I love it in 120. The lack of reciprocity failure is just heaven sent for long exposures
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Old 03-30-2018   #26
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John,

An important film for me. Best for bulb exposures using a tripod because of no reciprocity failure.

I still have a stockpile from the last time the discontinued rumor happened.

I'll check my inventory tonight. Most important to me is 120.

Cal
Hi John & Cal;

I use a lot in 135. It's my tripod film.. no reciprocity failure. The other film I use is HP5. I have some Acros left in the frig. I guess i'll move to Ilford for all my film. Too bad, after their "we're committed to film" Ads of a couple of years ago .. just Ad hype.
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Nice, quality film, one of my favorites. Ah well. Just bought as much as I could afford. Maybe it will last as long as I do.
I used to think that if they ever quit making ACROS that would be the end, I would quit shooting film entirely, and slink back to digital (“It’s sharper!” they screamed), but, now that the time has come, I think I will just putter on, screwing up some other emulsion.
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Just found the full page elsewhere:

But what do it say?

I'm guessing the fourth column says end of production in Oct 2018, with end of distribution expected in Oct 2019. Am I right?

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FUJI ACROS 100 to be discontinued?
Old 03-30-2018   #29
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FUJI ACROS 100 to be discontinued?

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But what do it say?

I'm guessing the fourth column says end of production in Oct 2018, with end of distribution expected in Oct 2019. Am I right?

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Nope.

Final shipments in October 2018 and the film stock is good to October 2019.
They have already stopped making it.
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Kodak and Fuji have been slashing films for some time. It's why I now mostly shoot Ilford.
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Nope.

Final shipments in October 2018 and the film stock is good to October 2019.
They have already stopped making it.
Well, I was trying to be optimistic. Bet they've already trashed the machinery too.

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Old 03-30-2018   #32
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Time to make room in the freezer.

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Old 03-30-2018   #33
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I used to think Acros gave a toneless, digital look too until I saw how people were developing it over on APUG.......wow, my negs never looked like theirs. I can't remember the developer and protocols, but this is a film that has wonderful tonality when developed properly.
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Commiserations to those who used it. I haven't been a big fan of Acros but I feel the sting of this. Just last week I went to buy some Fuji Superia 200, which is my favourite colour negative film. You can guess what I was told.

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Seriously disappointed. I don't have any examples handy but exposed and developed at 200-400 it's been one of me favorite films - and not one easily replicated. Just like neopan 400 and 1600 before it. Really sad news.
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“But you can always use our acclaimed ACROS Film Simulation Mode” their representatives would say...
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“But you can always use our acclaimed ACROS Film Simulation Mode” their representatives would say...
Screw Fujifilm! It's just horrible how they are eliminating the finest films the world has.

It's just horrible the situation the film world finds itself in. Kodak is sinking into another round of financial misery, putting their future in doubt. Meanwhile, Fujifilm is a very profitable company and is discontinuing all their films.

We just can't win.
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“But you can always use our acclaimed ACROS Film Simulation Mode” their representatives would say...
It can't be used because we don't know which developer was used in it
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Screw Fujifilm! It's just horrible how they are eliminating the finest films the world has..........

.........lMeanwhile, Fujifilm is a very profitable company and is discontinuing all their films.
ACROS is one of my favorite films, perhaps my favorite, and I have just ordered all I can afford. Not a great day for film photographers, as has been noted.

But, Fuji is a business not a charity, and businesses exist to make money. A business will continue ad infinitum to do anything which is profitable. The notion that that Fuji is/was making money by producing ACROS, and is withdrawing it from the market to hurt photographers who like it, even though withdrawing it hurts their bottom line.....that’s..an inaccurate description of Reality, to put it in the mildest possible terms.
They are withdrawing it because it has become unprofitable for them to market it, all things considered. Obviously. That’s how the world works, except in the mind of conspiracy theorists.

So Fuji does not deserve to be “screwed”. It’s us. Well, not us, exactly. It’s the Sensor People. The Phone People. The Modern World. Screw the world.

Ooooh, that sounds harsh. That’s where the trouble lies though.
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Truly sad. Acros is wonderful with Rodinal and stand development... I hope this turns out to be a bad rumour.
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