Fuji cancels production of Sensia and some other films

Acording to information posted on Fujifilm.jp site, Fujifilm will cancel shippments on some it`s films.  Here is the list:

Product Name Recommended products for future use
Professional negative film Sheet Film (CUT size) Fujicolor PRO160NC 4 × 5 (20 pieces) Fujicolor PRO160NS 4 × 5 (20 pieces)
Fujicolor PRO160NC 4 × 5
Quick load type (20 pieces)
Fujicolor PRO160NS 4 × 5
Quick load type (20 pieces)
Reversal film 135
(35mm size)
Individual images taken Sensia III100 24 exp. Individual images taken Provia 100F 24 exp.
Individual images taken Sensia III100 36 exp. Individual images taken Provia 100F 36 exp.
Film for tungsten light source
T64 36 images taken individually
Medium Format (120 size) Astia 100F 12-exposure 5 pack Provia 100F 12-exposure 5 pack
Medium Format (220 size) Astia 100F 24-exposure 5 pack Provia 100F 24-exposure 5 pack
Sheet Film (CUT size) Astia 100F 4 × 5 (20 pieces) Provia 100F 4 × 5 (20 pieces)
Astia 100F 8 × 10 (20 pieces) Provia 100F 8 × 10 (20 pieces)
Astia 100F 4 × 5
Quick load type (20 pieces)
Provia 100F 4 × 5
Quick load type (20 pieces)
Velvia 100F (* 1) 4 × 5
Quick load type (20 pieces)
Velvia 100F 4 × 5 (20 pieces)
Or Velvia 100 4 × 5
Quick load type (20 pieces)
Black and white film 135
(35mm size)
Neopan SS 36 Neopan SS 24 exp or Neopan Acros 100 36 exp.

As you can see Fuji is retiring 160NC negatives for 4×5,  Astia 100F has been retired from all sizes and this film won`t be available in any size same as Sensia is getting axed completely. Also Neopan SS B/W 36 exp is getting canceled, while 24 exp. rolls will stay for some time.  I don`t know anyone who shoots Tungsten films so i don`t worry about it.  They are far too slow for normal usage, as usually you need about ISO 800 for shooting under tungsten light or more.

Sadly is that Sensia got discontinued it was very good film for it`s price, people call it “Astia on Budget”, good thing is that eBay is full Sensia so there shouldn’t `t be problem getting it, while Astia was already very rare and now it`s price will increase even further, even for expired film 😦

Fuji is continuing their restructuring which they started 2 years back in mist of global recession, so that is why they are killing films which sells low and has better selling alternatives from other companies, like Ilford`s B/W films, Kodak Portra,  TRI-X and T-Max.

Please note: translation done by Google translate with slight editing from my side.

R.I.P.

Sensia III 100

Astia 100F

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