Rumours that Fujifilm are to discontinue FP-100C

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Was browsing Facebook this afternoon and came across the news that Fujifilm is set to discontinue it's FP-100C products due to falling sales.

It's been announced on their Japanese site (click here for the translated page), and on a couple other photography related sites. No word yet from Fuji from other countries, and Fuji North America themselves have refused to comment yet.

I hope it's just hearsay mixed with panic, but if it's true then it'll be a sad day.
 
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A shame, although I have a feeling that the Instax market is still strong (and for a lot of people, modern Polaroid = Fuji Instax now).
 

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It's not really about the instant market as a whole though, it's having the option to put an instant back on a Hassy or a Rollei SLX or a Mamiya RZ, the Instax market is a completely separate entity.It's a real shame although not entirely surprising :(
 
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It's not really about the instant market as a whole though, it's having the option to put an instant back on a Hassy or a Rollei SLX or a Mamiya RZ, the Instax market is a completely separate entity.It's a real shame although not entirely surprising :(
Indeed, but Fuji do like to cut product lines and hone down product choices, and for them the market figures for Instax vs. FP100C (and FP-3000B discontinued a few years back) must've made it an easy decision. It is a real shame; I last shot a pack of FP-100C a few years back, but ISO 100 film just didn't have enough flexibility (especially with UK weather).

The attraction for Fuji with the Instax line extends beyond just film making - they make and sell the cameras for Instax, whereas there is no profit in a Hasselblad Polaroid back for Fuji.
 
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I'm already planning a way to strip an Instax Mini camera to make an Instax back that fits into a Medium Format body. Until I find out how big the film processing hardware is I won't know if it will work though.
 

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Peta pixel reports that someone ex from the Impossible Project is on his way to Tokyo to try to talk them into allowing the film to be saved, and there's a petition as well...
 
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