As we know, the photographic film industry is a whole mix of sales going up and down. Part of this may explain some of the newest information that came out about currently film stocks and availability. According to Photo Rumors, a notice from Fujifilm Japan was recently issued that explains which films will be discontinued while others will be subject of a 20% price increase.
According to the Fujifilm reps here in the USA, no official notice or announcement has been issued from their end. However, one may be coming. Additionally, they pointed out to us that some of the information is old while some of it is new.
Further, it seems like Fujifilm’s photographic film products are most popular amongst the younger generations who fully embrace and love the Instax cameras. Indeed, Instax has seen lots of growth and the company specifically cites steady growth in the past five years along with the wide format becoming more popular with professionals.
Stats from the Google translated version of the page is after the jump.
|Size||Price increases target type|
|Color negative film||135||Fujicolor 100|
|135||Fujicolor SUPERIA PREMIUM 400|
|135||Fujicolor SUPERIA X-TRA 400|
|135||Fujicolor SUPERIA Venus 800|
|135||Fujicolor NATURA 1600|
|Lens with film||135||QuickSnap simple ace|
|135||UTSURUNDESU New Water Proof|
|Color for professional negative film||120 / CUT||Fujicolor PRO 160 NS|
|135/120||Fujicolor PRO 400 H|
|Reversal film||135/120 / CUT||FUJICHROME Velvia50|
|135/120 / CUT||FUJICHROME Velvia100|
|135/120 / CUT||FUJICHROME PROVIA100F|
|Black-and-white film||135/120 / CUT||Neopan 100 ACROS|
|Size||Product Name||Prospects for shipment end time||Future of your recommended products|
|Color for professional negative film||220||Fujicolor PRO160NS 24 sheets Taking Picture five pack||December 2016||120 size Fujicolor PRO160NS 12 sheets Taking Picture five pack|
|Reversal film||135||FUJICHROME PROVIA400X 36 sheets Taking Picture separately||December 2015||None|
|FUJICHROME PROVIA400X 36 sheets Taking Picture five pack|
|120||FUJICHROME PROVIA400X 12 sheets Taking Picture five pack||December 2015||None|
|220||FUJICHROME Velva50 24 sheets Taking Picture five pack||April 2016||120 size FUJICHROME Velvia50 12 sheets Taking Picture five pack|
|FUJICHROME Velvia100 24 sheets Taking Picture five pack||March 2017||120 size FUJICHROME Velvia100 12 sheets Taking Picture five pack|
|FUJICHROME PROVIA100F 24 sheets Taking Picture five pack||August 2016||120 size FUJICHROME PROVIA100F 12 sheets Taking Picture five pack|
|CUT||FUJICHROME Velvia100F 4 × 5 (20 pieces)||March 2017||FUJICHROME Velvia100 4 × 5 (20 pieces)|
|FUJICHROME Velvia100F 8 × 10 (20 pieces)||FUJICHROME Velvia100 8 × 10 (20 pieces)|