Fujifilm Neopan Acros 100 II is Reportedly Coming This Fall

Great news to fans of the much missed Fujifilm Neopan Acros 100 black and white film!

Just a little over a year after Fujifilm killed off the Neopan Acros 100, the company seems to have finally heard the pleas to bring back the film photographer favorite. Following through their word on looking into bringing back its black and white films, Fujifilm finally made it official that they’re bringing back the Acros 100 come Fall 2019, but in a new form they dubbed Neopan Acros 100 II.

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Report: Fujifilm Is Exploring the Possibility of Bringing Back Its Black and White Films

With the final sales for their black and white films and photographic paper looming in the coming months, news of Fujifilm investigating the possibility of bringing back their black and white emulsions has sparked some hope.

Not so long ago, the news of Fujifilm killing off its famed Acros 100 black and white film sent many of us scrambling for available stocks. The emulsion in 35mm and 120 formats will be officially discontinued in October this year. And yet, Fujifilm was recently reported to be looking into the possibility of bringing back its black and white films.

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Acros 100: Another Film Bites The Dust?

Reports coming out of Japan indicate that Fujifilm may be getting ready to ax another film stock

For as much as we all like to talk about the film renaissance currently going on in the world, the sad truth is that the benefits of this resurgence of interest in film have not translated over to the film companies – at least not in a big enough way (with a few exceptions) to prevent these beloved and popular film stocks from being discontinued.

Fujifilm has been behind several popular film stocks seeing an end to their production run. If these latest reports out of Japan are true, it is looking as if yet another photographer favorite, Acros 100, could be seeing its end of production later this year. Continue reading…

How Closely Does Fujifilm Acros Compare To the Digital Film Simulation?

This is a syndicated blog post from our premium publication La Noir Image. Subscribe for as little as $15 for access and free presets; $40/year gets you all that and a tutorial video coming soon; $100/year gets this and a portfolio critique with Chris.

One question that lots of photographers who have shot film wonder about is how closely Fujifilm’s film simulations closely mimic the look of film. Considering how Fujifilm created Acros, it would make a whole lot of sense that their digital simulation would be the closest thing possible to the film, right? Well, that depends on a number of different situations.Fujifilm Neopan Acros can take on different looks based on how you shot it and how you develop it. For example, Rodinal may make it look one way vs another developer. Then you’ll need to consider how the images were obviously shot, how you’re lighting them, etc. To get a better idea though, we’ve been using Acros 100 in a number of situations plus we looked at one digital preset to see how it performed vs Fujifilm’s option.

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