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Sunday, April 15, 2007

Velvia 50 Resurrected

Today is resurrection day for one of enthusiast photographers' all-time favorite color films, Fuji Velvia. The new Velvia (it has a "50" on the box, its ISO speed, to distinguish it from the old) goes on sale in Japan today in 120, 220, 4x5 (loose sheet & Quickload) and 8x10 sizes. Five-by-seven is available on special order. If you don't happen to find yourself in Japan, or you're just a furriner, like me, you can, as usual, buy it from the Megaperls Webshop, which makes Japan-only photographic products available to the rest of the world.

Posted by: MIKE JOHNSTON, thanks to D.R.


Blogger Rich Palmer said...

The May 2007 issue of Pop Photo
& Imaging has a full page ad for
Pentax Cameras. In the text they refer to users of their cameras as
"Pentaxians". Isn't that a term that you coined?, if not, it should be.
Rich Palmer

12:29 PM  
Blogger Nitsa said...

favorite film? After trying many different types of film I arrived to the conclusion it really doesn't matter which one I'm using. its more a combination of many factors which determine the end result. so I buy slightly expired film, film on sale and sometimes even drugstore film.

6:25 PM  
Blogger Mike Johnston said...

No, that's not my coinage.


10:38 PM  
Blogger Chris said...

So the real question is: What size will you be buying it in, Mike? Will it be 35mm for a Zeiss Ikon, 120 for a Pentax 67 or 4x5 for a Wista? ;-)

8:28 AM  
Blogger Paul O said...


Velvia50 for 35mm is not yet available. Only medium-format (120 & 200) and sheet film (4x5, 4x5 Quickload, 8x10) have been released. 5x7 is available by special order.

3:20 AM  

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