Fuji have announced a new Acros 100 for release this autumn

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Now *that* is good news. The cynic in me wonders if it'll be "Acros I" with +£5 on the price tag.
 

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Excellent news, so long as they have not messed about with it too much, it was my favourite black and white film
 
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Now *that* is good news. The cynic in me wonders if it'll be "Acros I" with +£5 on the price tag.
I think we can be pretty sure there'll be some £ on the old price. I thought this quote from TOP was interesting: "...the film in the box cost less to produce than the packaging around it! The profit margin from film sales was ungodly high...". However, given the huge fixed costs (not necessarily counted in the "cost to produce" above) of the massive infrastructure they built up, coupled with the dramatic fall in the amount of film being sold (down >95%?), the fixed costs will be much higher per film. If they've had to re-do the production lines for the lower quantities, that'll be new investment to be repaid rather than just maintenance on old sunk costs. So yes, it will cost more. :(
 
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This has to be really good news if the price is reasonable, but the new Ektachrome price was a shocker when it finally appeared. Fingers crossed! :love:
 
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Shipping costs from Mobberley to Japan might be a factor possibly ? Not that anyone has said anything.
I think we can be pretty sure there'll be some £ on the old price. I thought this quote from TOP was interesting: "...the film in the box cost less to produce than the packaging around it! The profit margin from film sales was ungodly high...". However, given the huge fixed costs (not necessarily counted in the "cost to produce" above) of the massive infrastructure they built up, coupled with the dramatic fall in the amount of film being sold (down >95%?), the fixed costs will be much higher per film. If they've had to re-do the production lines for the lower quantities, that'll be new investment to be repaid rather than just maintenance on old sunk costs. So yes, it will cost more. :(
 

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Brilliant news, perhaps I won’t shoot as much as I used to but for important stuff I’ll happily sell a kidney
 
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Good news, however, I won't be buying it in 120 format (if available) for a while, as I still have 5 x five-pack boxes of Mk1 Acros in my freezer that I squirrelled away when they announced it had been discontinued. :)
 
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Good news, however, I won't be buying it in 120 format (if available) for a while, as I still have 5 x five-pack boxes of Mk1 Acros in my freezer that I squirrelled away when they announced it had been discontinued. :)
Not sure I've got as many as that, but I'm certainly in double figures and I'm still using the 2011 stuff that's been in the fridge. :cool:
 

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Good news indeed, though it would have been even better if 5x4 were on the immediate agenda.
 
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SHUT UP AND TAKE MY MONEY!!!!!
 

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I wait in anticipation for the sheet film format(s) being released...
Especially the Quickload sheets.
Not sure that this will ever happen, especially the Quickloads. I still have some in the fridge left from 2005 and they still turn out just fine. There have been some on the auction site from Japan recently, but not exactly cheap and there'll be duty and VAT on top of that. :( I had them with me at Onich, but never got a suitable day to shoot them.
 
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I think I still have a single sheet left...
 

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Well, if it doesn’t happen, I have 14 boxes of 5x4 left in the freezer, which I’ll shoot very sparingly. Hell, I’ve still got a box of adox chs 25! In any case, it really grinds my gears when ‘NEW RELEAS’ is plastered all over the web, and it’s not catering for a good size part of the film user base. If anything, there’s non-negligible risk in alienating potential users into not buying other film lines from the same brand that are available in the size they use.
 
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