One of Fujifilm’s last remaining black-and-white film appears to be the latest in the Japanese company’s roster to be discontinued.
The site reported that the news had been gleaned “from translations of Japanese dealer-distributed documents”.
Casual Photophile said requests for further info from Fujifilm’s US offices had not been answered; as of yet there had been no official statement from them about the film’s future. Fujifilm’s UK office is closed for the Easter break, so Kosmo Foto has not been able to get a statement from them.
The discontinuation will reportedly effect the film in all formats – 35, 120 and black-and-white paper.
As other sites such as Japan Camera Hunter have reported before, such dealer documents have been a reliable bellweather for future film discontinuations.
Across 100 is one of the Neopan range of black-and-white films produced by Fujifilm. If it is indeed pulled in October, this will leave Fujifilm with only one black-and-white film left in their roster – Neopan 400CN, a C41-process film which can be hard to find outside of Japan.
The new of Acros’s possible demise comes just a few weeks after the news that Agfaphoto Vista 200 is no more. This was not an Agfa film, but rebadged Fujicolor C200 that had been rebadged by Lupus Imaging, the company that now has the rights to the Agfa name for stills films.
It also comes on the back of gradual pruning of the former film giant’s colour negative and slide ranges, with multi-packs of popular films such as Superia X-Tra 400 and Velvia 100F slide film also recently axed.
While there are plenty of other 100-ISO black-and-white films still available, the possible pulling of Acros is another serious loss in Fujifilm’s remaining film roster.
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