Fuji Announced Neopan 100 ACROS II is Coming!!

June 19, 2019  •  Leave a Comment

Fuji Announced Neopan Acros II is Coming by Tim Layton Fine ArtFuji Announced Neopan Acros II is Coming by Tim Layton Fine Art Fuji Announced Neopan 100 ACROS II is Coming!!

Back in April 2018, I heard the terrible news that Fujifilm was going to discontinue Acros 100.  I was happy that I had several rolls and boxes of 4x5 in my freezer.  I have been using it sparingly thinking it was the last of an era. 

With such a quick turnaround, I am not sure if this was a marketing stunt by Fuji or if they actually listened to the analog film community and realized they made a mistake by discontinuing the film. Not sure it really matters, but I am just happy the film is coming back again.  Based on the new specifications provided by Fuji, the new Acros II should be even better!

The newly formulated Neopan Acros II is scheduled to be available later this year in the fall season. Once it is available, I will formally test the film with some of the leading developers for true film speed and development times.

PRESS RELEASE FROM FUJI

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. We have been working on it and we have succeeded in developing the black and white film “Acros II” by researching substitutes for raw materials that became difficult to obtain and radically reexamining the manufacturing process to match the new raw materials.

The newly developed “Neopan 100 ACROS II” is an ultra-high-quality black-and-white film with ISO 100 sensitivity, with the world’s highest level of granularity, three-dimensional tone reproduction, and excellent sharpness. It is suitable for shooting in a wide range of fields, such as product photos and architecture photos, as well as long-exposure celestial and night-shot photographs.

Features of “Neopan 100 ACROS II”

  • 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 highlighted part is designed to be sharper and three-dimensional gradation reproduction is possible.
  • The world’s highest level of sharpness enables a depiction that emphasizes the contour of the subject.

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