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One Photographer Bought the Last 12,000 Sheets of Velvia 50 8×10 Film

by Chris Gampat on 07/04/2013

Fujichrome Velvia 8x10 Film (2)

Photo Via Brandon Remler’s Blog. Used with permission

UPDATE: Foto Care contacted us and stated that it was bought through them. The buyer paid over $161,000 for all the film.

There was that famous song by Paul Simon that states, “Don’t Take my Kodachrome Away.” But one photographer is positively adamant about not taking his Fujifilm Velvia 50 8×10 film away. Fujifilm rep Brandon Remler has shared images in a post about the last shipment of Fujifilm Velvia 50 8×10 going to one photographer.

So let’s figure this out mathematically: Unique Photo lists the now gone film at $219.95–so for arguments sake we’ll round it up to $220. One pack gives you 20 sheets. 12,000 divided by 20 gives you 600. 600 x $220 = $132,000. Brandon doesn’t state where he bought the film from, but perhaps he might have found a way to get it cheaper. The name of the photographer also isn’t mentioned. One thing is for sure: he can either totally figure out a way to make a profit from this, or he really loves that film.

I hope he’s got a big freezer.

Velvia 50 is still sold in 35mm and 120mm. Fujichrome Velvia 100 and Provia 100 are both available in 35mm, 120mm, 4×5 and 8×10 formats.

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