Fujifilm Ends the Fujicolor Professional Line and Velvia 50 Sheet Movie



Fujifilm has introduced that will probably be discontinuing a number of extra movie merchandise. The newest to be axed are Fujicolor 160NS Skilled 120 movie and Velvia 50 in 4×5 and eight×10 sheet sizes.In its press launch asserting the discontinuation, Fujifilm explains that it was pressured to make the choice as a result of it may possibly not (affordably?) get hold of sure elements used to make its movie shares. “[Fujifilm] has been working onerous to soak up prices similar to bettering manufacturing effectivity and lowering prices for the 160NS 120 measurement coloration unfavourable movie for images and the VELVIA 50 CUT measurement reversal movie which were used for a few years,” the corporate writes. “Nevertheless, as a result of it turned tough to obtain among the uncooked supplies used for manufacturing, we’ve no alternative however to discontinue manufacturing and gross sales.” The discontinuation of Fujicolor 160NS Skilled 120 movie is the ultimate nail within the coffin for Fujicolor Professional movie. The skilled coloration unfavourable movie household was initially launched in 2004 for marriage ceremony, portrait, style, and industrial photographers, and the lineup included Professional 160S (later renamed Professional 160NS), Professional 160C, Professional 400H, and Professional 800Z. Fujicolor Professional 160NS is thought for its pure coloration replica, particularly of pores and skin tones, making it an excellent alternative for photographing folks. It had particularly tremendous grain (an RMS granularity of three), a large publicity vary (-1 to +3 EV), and a 4th cyan-sensitive layer on high of the usual RGB layers to extra precisely seize how the human eye sees coloration. Shot on Fujicolor 160NS 120 by photographer Steven Tsai. Licensed below CC BY-NC-ND 2.0.
The discontinuation of Fujicolor Professional 400H movie was introduced in January 2021, so the movie will not be obtainable as soon as present shares run out. Velvia 50 sheet movie is thought for its extraordinarily tremendous grain and its sensible coloration replica, and it has been a preferred alternative for panorama photographers who need pictures with excessive sharpness, tonality, and vibrancy. Shot on Velvia 50 4×5 by photographer John Byrne. Licensed below CC BY-NC 2.0. With the discontinuation of those three movie merchandise, Fujifilm’s movie lineup now contains six traces: Velvia 50 (in 35mm and 120), Velvia 100 (in 35mm, 120, and sheet), Provia 100F (in 35mm, 120, and sheet), Neopan 100 Acros II (introduced in June 2019, obtainable in 35mm and 120), Fujicolor C200, and Superia X-TRA 400. Choices are dwindling for diehard Fujifilm movie photographers, notably in sheet movie, the place Velvia 100 and Provia 100F are the ultimate two decisions. It’s unclear the place Fujifilm’s non-Instax movie enterprise is headed, however it might be a good suggestion to fill up on any Fujifilm movie shares you may’t dwell with out.