As mentioned in previous posts I like dealing with FujiFilm as not only have their films served me and countless others well over the years, but they do send out information even when it is not good news.
Not a great surprise is another film rationalisation. This one means we are going to loose some more of the current film options. Specifically Neopan 400 in 120mm, Superia Reala 35mm, and Pro 160S 35mm emulsions are all due to be withdrawn.
Also for large format shooters from this summer 5″x4″ and 10″x8″ emulsions will be packed in 20 sheet boxes instead of the current 10 sheet options.
From the official anouncement:
Fujifilm’s Senior Product Manager for Professional Film, Russ Gunn, explained the move to halt production: “It is never good news to announce product discontinuations but unfortunately we have had to sacrifice some of our slower selling films to enable us to continue to produce and market our more popular formats. We have stocks of each of these films in storage and, depending on demand, there should be sufficient quantities to last for another six to eight months.
In the case of Neopan 400 120, our hand has been forced by environmental concerns over one of the raw materials used in its production.”