Fujifilm appears to have pulled the plug on yet another film – Pro 160NS.
The 160-ISO colour negative film, a rival to Kodak’s Portra 160, is listed as still available in 120 format in the UK, Europe and Japan. It had also previously been available in 35mm before being discontinued in 2010.
Kosmo Foto was alerted to its discontinuation by a UK retailer, who had posted on Facebook that he had been told the film was no longer for sale.
This follows Fujifilm’s recent decision to axe its very popular Acros 100 film, the last of its black-and-white range, a few months ago.
It also follows culling of the Japanese firm’s once ubiquitous Superia range of consumer colour films. The latest victim was Superia 200 in 2017.
Pro 160NS is still listed on Fujifilm’s website, but Kosmo Foto has found in the past that discontinued films can still be actively listed on such pages for some time before the listings are taken down.
While the film – a favourite of wedding and portrait photographers – was only available in 120 since 2010, this is a high-profile loss in Fujifilm’s line-up. Now, the lowest ranged film in the Pro line-up is 400H, which is at least still available in 35mm.
Fujifilm have yet to comment on the news.