It feels like just a few months ago we were talking about the death of Fujifilm’s beloved Neopan 100 Acros black and white film. Today we come bearing good news – Fujifilm has just announced the revival of their highly acknowledged film stock now titled ‘Neopan Acros II.’
Let’s take a look at some of the features of the new film stock and when we can expect to see it on the market.
Fujifilm Neopan 100 Acros II
In the fall of 2018, Fujifilm announced that they would be discontinuing their renown black and white film – Neopan 100 Acros. Many sources say that the lack of demand for black and white film and the high difficulty of obtaining raw resources to create the film were some of the reasons why they initially planned to discontinue the film stock.
Just today; however, we have heard news from Fujifilm that they will be re-introducing a second version of the Neopan 100 Acros film stock.
See the direct source below:
The company terminated sales of black and white films last fall due to a decrease in demand for black and white films and the difficulty in obtaining raw materials essential for production. However, the film enthusiasts and other young people of the SNS generation who prefer the photo with the unique texture of the film, many people voiced the desire to continue the sales of our black and white film, resumption of sales from all angles.
- Achieving the world’s highest level of graininess as a black-and-white film with ISO 100 sensitivity by adopting our proprietary “Super Fine-Σ particle technology” (* 1).
- Compared with our conventional product “Neopan 100 ACROS”, the gradation of the highlight part is designed to be sharper and three-dimensional gradation reproduction is possible.
- The world’s highest level of sharpness enables depiction that emphasizes the contour of the subject.
The film is expected to be released to market soon in Fall 2019 so we will only be waiting a few more months to see the new and improved film stock! Let us know in the comments below if you think the film will be similar, just a little better, or different.
For more information regarding Fujifilm’s Neopan 100 Acros II, find their official press release here and their contact information below.
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