How to Fall in Love with Film Again. Fujifilm Acros 100 II Review

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Fujifilm truly showed how they’ve got guts and amazed me. How often does a company discontinue a film, listen to their fans, and then bring it back? I mean, would you ever expect Apple to say that they were wrong? Or Canon? Fujifilm basically did that, and they deserve lots of praise for it. Fujifilm Acros 100 II is the company’s new emulsion. It’s a beautiful one with inky blacks, sharp details, and a gorgeous look to it. If you shoot with Fujifilm X series cameras, I strongly suggest you give Acros 100 II a shot. But it’s also great if you’re looking or a sharp, low ISO film. And when it’s paired with the right lenses, it’s going to give you all those tones you rave about. Alongside Kodak T-Max 400, this is now my favorite black and white film.

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Fujifilm NEOPAN 100 ACROS II Ships Soon in 35mm and 120 (Exclusive)

If you’ve been awaiting the return of Fujifilm NEOPAN 100 ACROS II, then get very excited.

Photographers lamented when Fujifilm NEOPAN 100 ACROS was discontinued, but according to Fujifilm Division President Manny Almeda, Millenials were responsible in helping bring it back. Now, Fujifilm is announcing that Fujifilm NEOPAN 100 ACROS II is returning to the market on November 22nd. Even better, the film is coming in 35mm and 120 formats. But it will only be available in Japan until early 2020 when it comes to the US and other markets. Fujifilm NEOPAN 100 ACROS II has a remastered formula to make it even better than it was, or at least that’s what Fujifilm claims. They promise high resolution, fine grain, and lots of sharpness. Photographers who love shooting portraits, landscapes, and more are going to have fun with this film. It’s even being touted for night photography.

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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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35mm Black and White Film You Can Still Get Quickly Online

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Film photography is having a renaissance, and this means more and more photographers are looking to buy. But an issue many are finding is the difficulty of actually buying film in a store these days. You can usually find film in camera stores still, but even their stock is usually limited, and the other unfortunate reality is that these shops are becoming more and more rare.

Lucky for those of us who enjoy shooting with film you can still get your film fairly quickly when ordering online, and if you happen to be an Amazon Prime member you can get it second day for free or next day (in some areas) for really cheap. Amazon has a great stock of black and white films available too!

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How To Get The Look of Low Contrast Black and White Film in Adobe Lightroom

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There are loads of films out there that have a beautiful and iconic look to them that die hards will say that you can’t capture at all. But even though this may be true for color film, when it comes ot black and white film it’s a lot simpler. Through lots of careful observations and experimentations, we believe that we’ve figured out the way to make your images look a lot like Fujifilm NEOPAN, or at least come close to it.

Fujifilm Neopan was a black and white low contrast film that was loved by many photographers out there for its graininess and its ability to be so versatile in the darkroom due to the low contrast nature of it. Essentially, what this meant is that it was incredibly forgiving.

But to get that look in Adobe Lightroom, you’ll need to do a little bit of work. However, it’s really quick and really simple.

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Fujifilm Neopan 400 PRESTO and Fujicolor PRO 400 Have Been Discontinued

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As time progresses, it appears to become a worse and worse time for film lovers and users. Photo Rumors is reporting that Fujifilm Japan announced the discontinuation of Neopan 400 PRESTO in the 35mm format and Fujicolor 400 Pro in 120. The last bits of the film should be shipped around the middle of the year, which means that American retailers like B&H Photo and FotoCare are likely to stock up on the emulsions.

So what’s going to replace these two? Fujifilm is recommending ACROS 100 to replace Neopan and Pro 400H to replace the Pro film. And while these films may be missed by many, they don’t have the same impact that Velvia does on the photo world despite some discontinuations of that as well.

We’ve seen tons of film discontinued from Fujifilm in a relatively short amount of time:

10/2012: Reala 100 120

– 4/2013: We saw a limited supply of 4×5 100C then it was gone a little under a year after

7/2013: Reala 100 and Superia 400 then Neopan 400 and Provia 400x

11/2013: 3×4 Instant FB-3000B