Fujifilm Neopan Acros II
Old 06-09-2019   #1
dourbalistar
Registered User
 
dourbalistar's Avatar
 
dourbalistar is offline
Join Date: Aug 2016
Location: Bay Area, CA
Posts: 1,839
Fujifilm Neopan Acros II

Looks like Fujifilm is getting back into the black and white film market!
https://emulsive.org/articles/news/b...ng-autumn-2019

Official press release, in Japanese:
https://www.fujifilm.co.jp/corporate...ffnr_1430.html
__________________
I like my lenses sharp as a tank and built like a tack.

flickr

Last edited by dourbalistar : 06-09-2019 at 20:48. Reason: Add press release link
  Reply With Quote

Old 06-09-2019   #2
charjohncarter
Registered User
 
charjohncarter's Avatar
 
charjohncarter is offline
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Danville, CA, USA
Posts: 8,639
I hope....
  Reply With Quote

Old 06-09-2019   #3
gavinlg
Registered User
 
gavinlg's Avatar
 
gavinlg is offline
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Wellington NZ
Posts: 5,060
Came here to post this - you beat me to it. Looks like it's coming in a few months. As far as I can tell they've reformulated it slightly to account for modern raw materials and it might be even less grainy again.
__________________
NO PRAISE
@gavinlagrange
  Reply With Quote

Old 06-09-2019   #4
lynnb
Registered User
 
lynnb's Avatar
 
lynnb is offline
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Sydney
Posts: 8,397
This is good news indeed. Fuji seems to listen to its customers - I hope sales are sufficient for them to continue making and selling it.

Interesting new book on Fuji's turnaround from the film era.
__________________
Lynn
happiest when shooting 35mm and 120 film
RFF Gallery
Flickr
  Reply With Quote

Old 06-09-2019   #5
Steve M.
Registered User
 
Steve M. is offline
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 3,313
I don't trust Fuji, and won't buy their films unless it's the occasional roll of color. They drop films like they drop lies in Washington.
  Reply With Quote

Old 06-09-2019   #6
bucs
Registered User
 
bucs's Avatar
 
bucs is offline
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Manila, PH
Age: 28
Posts: 389
I hope this brings the price down on remaining stock of the old Acros.

I also wish they would being back Neopan 400 and 1600
__________________
Nathan
7107
Instagram
  Reply With Quote

Old 06-09-2019   #7
Archlich
Registered User
 
Archlich is offline
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 1,259
Great, great news. First ever to be back for Fuji in many years.
  Reply With Quote

Old 06-09-2019   #8
Ste_S
Registered User
 
Ste_S is offline
Join Date: Aug 2017
Posts: 135
Whilst I probably won't be picking any up on release this is great news for Fuji's commitment to film
  Reply With Quote

Old 06-09-2019   #9
littleearth
Registered User
 
littleearth is offline
Join Date: Jul 2013
Posts: 170
Where are the usual doom and gloom sayers now?
  Reply With Quote

Old 06-10-2019   #10
WJJ3
Registered User
 
WJJ3's Avatar
 
WJJ3 is offline
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Hakuba
Posts: 671
Quote:
Originally Posted by lynnb View Post
This is good news indeed. Fuji seems to listen to its customers - I hope sales are sufficient for them to continue making and selling it.

Interesting new book on Fuji's turnaround from the film era.
Thanks for the info about that book! Definitely a topic of interest for me.
__________________
Happy Shooting!
~Will

Flickr
  Reply With Quote

Old 06-10-2019   #11
brbo
Registered User
 
brbo's Avatar
 
brbo is online now
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 1,427
Great for film shooters and I really hope it sells well!
__________________

  Reply With Quote

Old 06-10-2019   #12
Mooshoepork
Registered User
 
Mooshoepork is offline
Join Date: Aug 2015
Posts: 7
Quote:
Originally Posted by littleearth View Post
Where are the usual doom and gloom sayers now?
Crickets! There’s one dude with a very 80s display picture. Seems extremely quiet at the moment
  Reply With Quote

Old 06-10-2019   #13
richardHaw
junk scavenger
 
richardHaw's Avatar
 
richardHaw is offline
Join Date: Mar 2017
Location: Tokyo
Posts: 411
eherm....
__________________
Take me down to the Parallax City
Where the viewfinder's tiny
And the framing is tricky
http://www.richardhaw.com
  Reply With Quote

Old 06-10-2019   #14
shimokita
白黒
 
shimokita's Avatar
 
shimokita is offline
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Japan, Tokyo
Posts: 746
Quote:
Originally Posted by lynnb View Post
Interesting new book on Fuji's turnaround from the film era.
Innovating Out of Crisis by Shigetaka Komori

Also available from Amazon as a Kindle book... 226 pages, USD 22.00, Published April 13, 2015
  Reply With Quote

Old 06-10-2019   #15
Solinar
Analog Preferred
 
Solinar's Avatar
 
Solinar is offline
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Austin, TX
Age: 65
Posts: 2,490
Awesome news! Thanks for posting this.
__________________
- Andrew in Austin, Texas -

35mm Gear Bessa R, Leica II, - IIIg, - M2
Just for fun 35mm Gear a Kodak Retina II, Retina IIa, a Rollei 35 S, plus an Oly 35RC and XA
Modern Medium Format Fuji GW 690III
Vintage MF Folders a Voigtländer Bessa II and Perkeo II - a ZI Mess Ikonta 524/2 - plus an Agfa Super Isolette & a Record III
Digital a D300 and a D700 with some primes - still going a decade later

"Who spilled the Dektol on the bathroom carpet?"
  Reply With Quote

Old 06-10-2019   #16
AAlfano
Registered User
 
AAlfano is offline
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 109
I'm stunned (in a good way for once). I'm more of a HP5+/Tri-X/P3200 guy, but I'll definitely try a roll of Acros II if it eventually comes to market.
__________________
If you're not printing, you're just playing a video game about photography.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/
  Reply With Quote

Old 06-10-2019   #17
Larry Cloetta
Registered User
 
Larry Cloetta is offline
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Jackson, WY
Age: 69
Posts: 1,411
Quote:
Originally Posted by littleearth View Post
Where are the usual doom and gloom sayers now?
They’ll be back. It’s just going to take them a while to come up with an imaginative and negative way to spin this. Concocting a whole different set of “insider information” takes time.

Great news. I hope this works out for Fuji, financially, because that is the only way it will end up working out for the film community.
__________________
Larry

“It is about time we take photography seriously and treat it as a hobby.” Elliot Erwitt
  Reply With Quote

Old 06-10-2019   #18
css9450
Registered User
 
css9450's Avatar
 
css9450 is offline
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Chicago
Posts: 1,844
Quote:
Originally Posted by bucs View Post
I hope this brings the price down on remaining stock of the old Acros.

Makes me wonder if I should sell some (or most) of mine while the price is high.
__________________
Nikon S2, S3, F, F2, F3, FM2, FA, N90S, D80, D7000, D750, Sony a6000, Canon IIf, Leica CL, Tower type 3, Zorki 4, Vito B, Perkeo II, Rollei 35....
  Reply With Quote

Old 06-10-2019   #19
Faintandfuzzy
Registered User
 
Faintandfuzzy's Avatar
 
Faintandfuzzy is offline
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 393
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mooshoepork View Post
Crickets! There’s one dude with a very 80s display picture. Seems extremely quiet at the moment
Yes indeed. Whatever will Ted Striker do now that it is obvious Fuji is still coating materials?
  Reply With Quote

Old 06-10-2019   #20
Larry Cloetta
Registered User
 
Larry Cloetta is offline
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Jackson, WY
Age: 69
Posts: 1,411
Quote:
Originally Posted by css9450 View Post
Makes me wonder if I should sell some (or most) of mine while the price is high.
That's a consideration, but there is no guarantee than the new one will be better than the old one. It could be like "New Coke" for all we know at this point. I am not saying that it will be, by any means, but we just don't know.

Sometimes, when a formula is changed due to, necessary ingredients "not being available any longer", the truth isn't that they don't exist any longer, but that there have been regulations put in place which forbid their use.. More often than not the substitute ingredients used in the new formulations are less good than the outlawed ones were. Think water based paints for cars, and lead free solder for audio electronics.

I have no idea if that is the case here, and suspect that ACROS II will be a really nice film. I just personally would not be getting rid of my ACROS until we know if we like the new one better. With any luck, we will, and kudos to Fuji for doing this.
My problem is that I have so much ACROS frozen I'm not sure I will live long enough to try the new one. One of my nicer problems.
__________________
Larry

“It is about time we take photography seriously and treat it as a hobby.” Elliot Erwitt
  Reply With Quote

Fujifilm Acros II announced
Old 06-10-2019   #21
splitimageview
Registered User
 
splitimageview is offline
Join Date: Jan 2014
Posts: 1,928
Fujifilm Acros II announced





Translated press release


Japanese
  Reply With Quote

Old 06-10-2019   #22
Mackinaw
Think Different
 
Mackinaw is offline
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: One hour south of the Mackinaw Bridge
Posts: 3,507
Good news for B&W film users. I'll try it. Now that my stash of Plus-X is gone, I'm looking for a new medium speed B&W film.

Jim B.
__________________
My fancy-schmancy gallery:
http://snowcountryphotography.com

My RFF Gallery:
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/phot...user=1453&sl=m
  Reply With Quote

Old 06-10-2019   #23
zuiko85
Registered User
 
zuiko85 is offline
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 1,863
We should also be happy for the surge in Instax materials from Fujifilm. Wouldn’t be surprised if that helps smooth some of the money outlay to start up the B&W production again.
  Reply With Quote

Old 06-10-2019   #24
ptpdprinter
Registered User
 
ptpdprinter is offline
Join Date: Apr 2017
Posts: 1,644
I am happy with Ilford films, but for those who prefer Fuji Acros, this is good news.
__________________
ambientlightcollection.com
  Reply With Quote

Old 06-10-2019   #25
css9450
Registered User
 
css9450's Avatar
 
css9450 is offline
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Chicago
Posts: 1,844
Quote:
Originally Posted by Larry Cloetta View Post
That's a consideration, but there is no guarantee than the new one will be better than the old one. It could be like "New Coke" for all we know at this point. I am not saying that it will be, by any means, but we just don't know.

Good points, definately. I recall some changes made to Provia slide film over the years, and they were all improvements and eventually led me to be a Provia-only shooter for many years. Still a favorite of mine.


I never really bonded with Acros though, finding Delta 100 to work much better with my particular darkroom and scanning abilities. I bought entirely too much and I'd probably be doing the community a service if I sell some here in the classifieds. Better you guys use it than I hoard it unloved in my freezer!
__________________
Nikon S2, S3, F, F2, F3, FM2, FA, N90S, D80, D7000, D750, Sony a6000, Canon IIf, Leica CL, Tower type 3, Zorki 4, Vito B, Perkeo II, Rollei 35....
  Reply With Quote

Old 06-10-2019   #26
jarski
Registered User
 
jarski's Avatar
 
jarski is offline
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 2,538
Well this was a surprise. Even as a digital shooter, importance of this film for film guys and gals hasn't escaped me, so congrats
  Reply With Quote

Old 06-10-2019   #27
Jumillar
Never Settle
 
Jumillar's Avatar
 
Jumillar is offline
Join Date: May 2019
Location: Europe
Posts: 65
This is good news, I'll look forward to buying some on its release
  Reply With Quote

Old 06-10-2019   #28
CharlesDAMorgan
Registered User
 
CharlesDAMorgan is offline
Join Date: Apr 2018
Location: South East UK
Posts: 540
I've been holding off shooting old Acros as I don't have large stocks, so this is excellent news.
__________________
Film amateur with a few rangefinders - Leica III, M2/M3, Werra 3 and Zeiss Super Ikonta 534/16 medium format.

Apart from that have a Rolleiflex 3.5F, the odd Minolta XD7, Hasselblad 500cm, a Topcon Super D and an Intrepid 5x4 large format (not the half of it but I am clearing them out, honest).

I do all my own black and white developing at home.
  Reply With Quote

Old 06-10-2019   #29
MaxElmar
Registered User
 
MaxElmar's Avatar
 
MaxElmar is offline
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Central New Jersey
Posts: 588
Great news! I take back most of what I've said about Fujifilm.
__________________
Chris L.

Still Photographically Uncool
https://www.flickr.com/photos/xenotar/


  Reply With Quote

Old 06-10-2019   #30
PHAROLDO
Registered User
 
PHAROLDO's Avatar
 
PHAROLDO is offline
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 33
Hope they bring back provia 400x!
  Reply With Quote

Old 06-10-2019   #31
CMur12
Registered User
 
CMur12 is offline
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Moses Lake, Washington, USA
Age: 67
Posts: 1,008
I'm more of a color slide shooter, myself, but a resurrected film is a good sign for Fuji's commitment to film and for the film market in general. Very good news.


- Murray
__________________
Still shooting film: Medium Format with assorted TLRs; 35mm with manual-focus Minolta SLRs and a Canonet.
  Reply With Quote

Old 06-10-2019   #32
davidnewtonguitars
Family Snaps
 
davidnewtonguitars's Avatar
 
davidnewtonguitars is offline
Join Date: Feb 2016
Location: Beaumont, TX
Posts: 1,345
Fresh Film! Great news! I never used Acros, but I will get 100' if it is reasonable. Don't worry Ilford, I won't forget you ever.
__________________
Leica M2 / 7artisans 35-f2 / Canon 35-f2 ltm
http://davidnewtonguitars.squarespace.com/
  Reply With Quote

Old 06-10-2019   #33
charjohncarter
Registered User
 
charjohncarter's Avatar
 
charjohncarter is offline
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Danville, CA, USA
Posts: 8,639
I've only used Acros 100 once just before it was dropped. I hit development, exposure 100% on my first and only try. Besides that I like the results: tonality, shadow detail, contrast. So I will be buying some when it hits the market.

I enjoyed it in all types of light, but it shined for me in open shade:

Neopan Acros 100 expired by John Carter, on Flickr
  Reply With Quote

Old 06-10-2019   #34
ChrisPlatt
Thread Killer
 
ChrisPlatt's Avatar
 
ChrisPlatt is offline
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Queens NYC
Age: 58
Posts: 2,798
Hope it's not like the Mustang II...

Chris
__________________
Bring back the latent image!
  Reply With Quote

Old 06-10-2019   #35
Larry Cloetta
Registered User
 
Larry Cloetta is offline
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Jackson, WY
Age: 69
Posts: 1,411
^^^^Good one.
__________________
Larry

“It is about time we take photography seriously and treat it as a hobby.” Elliot Erwitt
  Reply With Quote

Old 06-10-2019   #36
maryland_fotos
Registered User
 
maryland_fotos is offline
Join Date: Apr 2014
Posts: 717
They are regrouping, don't worry they will be back. But best to just ignore them when they do show up.

Quote:
Originally Posted by littleearth View Post
Where are the usual doom and gloom sayers now?
  Reply With Quote

Old 06-10-2019   #37
KenR
Registered User
 
KenR is offline
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 684
“Highest level of graininess.” Don’t they mean the opposite?
  Reply With Quote

Old 06-10-2019   #38
Solinar
Analog Preferred
 
Solinar's Avatar
 
Solinar is offline
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Austin, TX
Age: 65
Posts: 2,490
Quote:
Originally Posted by KenR View Post
“Highest level of graininess.” Don’t they mean the opposite?
A poor translation. Try substituting granularity for graininess.
__________________
- Andrew in Austin, Texas -

35mm Gear Bessa R, Leica II, - IIIg, - M2
Just for fun 35mm Gear a Kodak Retina II, Retina IIa, a Rollei 35 S, plus an Oly 35RC and XA
Modern Medium Format Fuji GW 690III
Vintage MF Folders a Voigtländer Bessa II and Perkeo II - a ZI Mess Ikonta 524/2 - plus an Agfa Super Isolette & a Record III
Digital a D300 and a D700 with some primes - still going a decade later

"Who spilled the Dektol on the bathroom carpet?"
  Reply With Quote

Old 06-10-2019   #39
Freakscene
Deregistered user
 
Freakscene's Avatar
 
Freakscene is offline
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: In exile
Posts: 1,571
I just hope that it has similar spectral sensitivity and tonality and the same reciprocity characteristics, and is available again in all formats. The problem with losing films that is rarely discussed is that with each discontinuation the options for tone shrink. When Plus-X was discontinued most users seemed to switch to FP4+, even though TMY-II is closer tonally. It was worse with Acros because it was the only B&W film that really worked well for very long exposures. At 10s+ exposure, it was by far the fastest sheet film on the market.

I'll post this one because our friend the late Roger Hicks liked it.



And this one because I just like it



Both Acros in Xtol 1+1 or a homemade equivalent.

Marty
  Reply With Quote

Old 06-10-2019   #40
Ko.Fe.
Kostya Fedot
 
Ko.Fe.'s Avatar
 
Ko.Fe. is offline
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: MiltON.ONtario
Posts: 7,109
Quote:
Originally Posted by davidnewtonguitars View Post
Fresh Film! Great news! I never used Acros, but I will get 100' if it is reasonable. Don't worry Ilford, I won't forget you ever.
I would suggest to try few cassettes first. I have tried it in 120 format and ... it is odd film. IMO.
  Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 06:30.


vBulletin skin developed by: eXtremepixels
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

All content on this site is Copyright Protected and owned by its respective owner. You may link to content on this site but you may not reproduce any of it in whole or part without written consent from its owner.