Gannon Burgett Nov 13, 2019

Fujifilm confirms release date for Neopan 100 ACROS II emulsion for 35mm, 120 formats

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In April 2018, Fujifilm announced it was discontinuing its much-loved Acros 100 film stock. Now, more than a year later, Fujifilm has announced that its new Neopan 100 ACROS II film, first teased in June of this year, will start shipping in Japan on November 22, 2019 in 35mm and 120 formats.

According to Fujifilm, the newly developed Neopan 100 ACROS emulsion features the company’s ‘Super Fine particle technology,’ which better retains highlight gradation and improves overall sharpness that ‘emphasizes the contour of the subject.’

Fujifilm hasn’t shared any pricing information, but as noted by Emulsive, Rakuten Japan has both the 35mm and 120 versions listed for 1,045 Japanese yen, which equates to roughly $9.50 a roll.

Press Release (machine-translated):

Black and white film "Neopan 100 ACROS (Across) II

Fujifilm Co., Ltd. (President: Kenji Sukeno) realizes ultra-high image quality with world-class graininess and three-dimensional gradation reproduction, and is suitable for shooting a wide range of fields, and is suitable for photographing a wide range of fields, and is suitable for photography in a wide range of fields, and is used by "Neopan 100 ACROSII" (hereinafter referred to as "Acros II"). will be released in Japan on November 22, 2019. "Across II" will be available in two types: 35mm size and browny size.

The Neopan 100 ACROSII, which will be released this time, uses our unique technologies, including "Super Fine-Particle Technology" As a black and white film with sensitivity ISO100, we have achieved a three-dimensional gradation reproduction that can clearly express the world's highest level of graininess and the tint of the subject, and excellent sharpness. By precisely controlling the structure of the silver halide to form an image by capturing light and making it highly sensitive, and by efficiently placing the photosensitive particles of different sizes in the light receiving layer of the film [...] It is possible to describe finely down to the details of the texture. We respond to the needs of photography in a wide range of fields, from landscape and mountain photography, portraits, product photography, architectural photography, to astronomical and night view photography of long exposure photography.

In the future, we plan to hold events and photo exhibitions where you can experience the charm of "Across II" where you can enjoy deep and quaint expressions. We will also consider overseas sales.

As a leading company in the imaging field, Fujifilm will continue to provide better products and services in response to diversifying customer needs in a wide range of fields, from analog to digital. The power and splendor of a single photograph will be conveyed.

A technology that contributes to high print quality by precisely controlling the size and composition of silver halide particles contained in photographic films, which achieves both sensitivity and excellent graininess.

A layer that is photosensitive to the light entered from the lens during shooting and forms a black-and-white silver image during the development process.

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1. Product Name
Neopan 100 ACROSII
35mm size (36 shots) / Brownie size (12 shots)
2. Release Date
November 22, 2019
3. Price
Open price

Features of "Neopan 100 ACROSII"

  • By adopting our proprietary "Super Fine-Particle Technology", we have achieved the world's highest level of graininess as a black and white film with sensitivity ISO100.
  • Compared to our conventional product "Neopan 100 ACROS", the gradation of the highlight part is designed with a sharp, three-dimensional gradation reproduction is possible.
  • The world's highest level of sharpness enables the contours of the subject to be described.

History of the release

We ended sales of black and white film in autumn 2018 due to a decrease in demand for black and white film and difficulty in obtaining raw materials that are essential for production. However, many people who like photography with the unique texture of black and white film have received many voices that want us to continue selling black and white film, so we have been considering re-opening sales from all angles. In addition, we have been able to develop and sell the black and white film "Across II" through research on alternatives to raw materials that have become difficult to obtain and a drastic review of the manufacturing process tailored to new raw materials.

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