Fujifilm Increases and Decreases

(news & commentary)

Fujifilm has announced that a 20% price increase will take effect in October on the following 35mm films:

  • Fujicolor 100
  • Fujicolor Superia Premium 400
  • Fujicolor Superia X-Tra 400
  • Fujicolor Superia Venus 800
  • Fujicolor Natura 1600
  • Fujicolor Pro 400H
  • Fujichrome Velvia 50
  • Fujichrome Velvia 100
  • Fujichrome Provia 100F
  • Neopan 100 Acros

120 sizes of many of those films also get the price increase, as do Fujifilm disposable cameras. 

Meanwhile, we get another round of discontinuations (date of discontinuation in parentheses):

  • Fujicolor Pro 160 NS 220 (Dec 2016) (use 120 size instead)
  • Fujichrome Provia 400X (Dec 2015)
  • Fujichrome Velvia 50 for 220 (April 2016) (use 120 size instead)
  • Fujichrome Velvia 100 for 220 (March 2017) (use 120 size instead)
  • Fujichrome Provia 100F (August 2016) (use 120 size instead)
  • Fujichrome Velvia 100F 4x5  and 8x10 (March 2017) (use Velvia 100 instead)

The good news, of course, is that we have plenty of warning about both things and can stock up if we rely upon any of these films. The bad news is that the trend towards discontinuation—especially of lesser used formats—is continuing, and costs of producing what remains in production are going up.

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