miércoles, 28 de agosto de 2019


I always say that  no film stock is bad, but each one, with its virtues and its defects, is another "pencil" in the hands of the filmmaker to shoot it in specific film projects. 
However, the disappearance, both in Single-8 and also in Super-8, of the Fujichrome Provia 100 is to be very sad because it is a very good colour reversal film and the only high quality alternative for the Kodak Ektachrome 100  7294.
Fujifilm Provia 100 was also, at this moment,  the only colour film commercially available on Single-8 cartridges, a format far superior to Super-8 (although identical after the processing), receiving its "coup de grace",  paradoxically, from his creator, Fujifilm, a company that, despite carrying the word FILM in its trade mark, is now only interested in the easy money that comes from the hand of cosmetics or the manufacture of medical products.
The only good news is that a small batch of Fujichrome Provia 400 will go on sale very soon.
After this, if there is sufficient demand, Ektachrome will also be sold in Single-8 by Retro Enterprises.
September, 26th, 2019: the sad day when Tak Kohyama sold the last 25 cartridges of Provia 100 in Single-8.  A BLACK MONDAY FOR FILMMAKERS.   
Thanks, dear Tak Kohyama, to keep alive Single-8, the best film format!

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