Editor’s Letter May 2017: Fujifilm Acros Month

If you think about and mention Fujifilm Acros these days, you’re surely going to get different responses depending on which circles of photographers you’re amongst. These days, it’s mostly all about the beautiful job that Fujifilm did when creating the Acros simulation as the once glorious and well sold film emulsion is only available in ISO 100 for 35mm and 120 format. For many years, Fujifilm Acros was an option for loads of photographers on the market but with only the ISO 100 emulsion being left, the more popular options tend to leave it behind in the dust. For example, did you know that the proper full name for it is Fujifilm Neopan Acros? I’m positive that if you started photography in the past few years that you didn’t!This month though, La Noir Image is exploring an extremely interesting intersection between both digital and film photography alike. In the world of black and white photography, Acros is in a very strange spot. It’s well loved by all of the Fujifilm X photographers; but the convenience of digital means that it’s also often overshadowed in the film world. Combine this with Kodak Tri-X, T-Max and the marketing with Ilford and you’ve got yourself a film emulsion in a very tough spot.

But then you actually try it; and you realize that it’s a very good film.

Join us, as we delve into this convergence between analog and digital.

Chris Gampat

Chris Gampat is the Editor in Chief, Founder, and Publisher of the Phoblographer. He also likes pizza.