July 14. 2015 21:05
Citing declining demand, Fujifilm plans to kill off several of its film products and jack up the prices on existing films, according to the company's Japanese website.
Here are the films Fuji plans to terminate, with their respective end dates:
* Fujicolor Pro 160NS (220 size; Dec. 2016)
* Fujichrome Provia 400X (135 size; Dec. 2015)
* Fujichrome Velvia 50 (220 size; Dec. 2015)
* Fujichrome Velvia 100 (220 size; April 2016)
* Fujichrome Provia 100F (220 size; March 2017)
* Fujichrome Velvia 100F (220 size; Aug. 2016)
* Fujichrome Velvia 100F (4x5 cut sheet; March 2017)
* Fujichrome Velvia 100F (8x10 cut sheet; March 2017)
Meanwhile, Fuji plans to hike prices on a number of films by roughly 20 percent on average starting in October 2015. Films to be hit with the price increase include Fujicolor 100 (135), Superia Premium 400 (135), Fujicolor Pro 160 NS (120), Fujichrome Velvia 100 (135 and 120 cut sheets) and more. The full list of films getting a price hike is here.