Alas poor Velvia 8x10. We knew him well.

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Alas poor Velvia 8x10. We knew him well.

Postby FrankL » 12 Sep 2012, 21:57

To those few of us still using 8x10 colour transparency,
Even though we knew it was going to happen, this still hurts:
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Re: Alas poor Velvia 8x10. We knew him well.

Postby Alastair Moore » 12 Sep 2012, 22:30

A shame and there isn't a single box on eBay it seems! That said, I do have a preference of Provia over Velvia to be honest. But any loss of film isn't a good thing.

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Re: Alas poor Velvia 8x10. We knew him well.

Postby Walter Glover » 12 Sep 2012, 22:35

The only Fuji tranny film I liked was Astia and it went a long time ago. It was the best Kodak reversal film that Kodak never made.
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Re: Alas poor Velvia 8x10. We knew him well.

Postby Lachlan717 » 13 Sep 2012, 06:09

AFAIK, it is still going to be sold in Japan (albeit expensive).

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Re: Alas poor Velvia 8x10. We knew him well.

Postby alexn » 08 Oct 2012, 08:36

velvia 50 has been discontinued in all sheet film sizes. not only 8x10. i am sad to see it go and will miss 4*5 velvia 50.. velvia 100 is still available but we all know its not the same. luckily for me i generally only shoot black and white in 4*5 and bigger, reserving my colour work to my 120 rolls...
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Re: Alas poor Velvia 8x10. We knew him well.

Postby Alastair Moore » 08 Oct 2012, 12:24



Crumbs. $500 for 20 sheets of 8x10. You'd use that sparingly. I shall stick with B/W for 8x10 I reckon.


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