Fuji discontinues Quickload Films

Fujifilm Professional announced last week that Fujifilm Japan will stop production of the Fuji Quickload films in April 2010.This seems to be a result of dramatic drop in demand. Since the boom of the digital era we have been seeing less and less of film. Film retailers like Kodak, Fuji and Agfa are slowly dropping most of their film stock.

The photographyblog quotes a spokesman from Fujifilm stating that, “Unfortunately the volume of Quickload sales has dropped off to such an extent that they are simply not viable products,” explains Russ Gunn, Fujifilm’s Senior Product Manager for Professional Film.

Photographyblog also states that, “Fujifilm has stocks of Quickload Pro 160S, Provia 100F, Velvia 100 and Velvia 50 in storage and, depending on demand, there should be sufficient quantities to last for another 12 months. Sheet film production will, however, continue. From early Summer 2010 Fujifilm’s ranges of 5″x4” and 10″x8” films will be packed as 20 sheet boxes instead of the current 10 sheet packs.”

We are very sad to see the Quickload Films go. And if any of you still shoot film it might be a good idea to stock up on the Films now.

Image from Photographyblog.com

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