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Fuji changed decision: Production of Single-8 films will go on


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#1 filmfreund

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Posted 10 January 2007 - 03:53 AM

The japanese photo brand Fuji retracts a former statement to stop the production of Single-8 films. On January 10th Fuji announced: "Our Single-8 films both R25N and RT200N were going to finish the production in March 2007 and its processing service was going to finish in September 2008. However due to the consumer's strong wish, we decided to change our plan and continue the film production and processing service. The sales quantities of the Single-8 is decleasing, also it is necesary to repair the film production machine and processing machine, therefore I would like to ask the customer to understand raising the price."

Tak Kohyama, owner of the Japanese company retro8.com, explained: "There was a lot of protest from professional film directors and amateurs here in Japan. Newspapers like Asahi published articles about the protest. The public made Fuji change his mind." More details in the next issue of smallformat.


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#2 Alessandro Machi

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Posted 10 January 2007 - 03:43 PM

The japanese photo brand Fuji retracts a former statement to stop the production of Single-8 films. On January 10th Fuji announced: "Our Single-8 films both R25N and RT200N were going to finish the production in March 2007 and its processing service was going to finish in September 2008. However due to the consumer's strong wish, we decided to change our plan and continue the film production and processing service. The sales quantities of the Single-8 is decleasing, also it is necesary to repair the film production machine and processing machine, therefore I would like to ask the customer to understand raising the price."

Tak Kohyama, owner of the Japanese company retro8.com, explained: "There was a lot of protest from professional film directors and amateurs here in Japan. Newspapers like Asahi published articles about the protest. The public made Fuji change his mind." More details in the next issue of smallformat.
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The introduction of two Super-8 magazines (which also carry advertising and articles about regular 8 and single-8) can add a very subliminal but positive effect to the overall viability of the format. The magazines, unless thrown away, have a multiplying affect as they are shared with others.

If you haven't considered subscribing to one or both super-8 magazines, please consider it. If Fuji is willing to listen to it's public, then your vote does matter, and purchasing a subscription to one or both super-8 magazines (Super-8 Today and Small Format Magazine) is a great way to vote.

Of course, so is shooting a cartridge or two of 8mm film. :D
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#3 Matthew Buick

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Posted 10 January 2007 - 05:28 PM

Oh brilliant. :)

I was worried, I saw some Fujichrome R25 and was mesmerised, I'm glad it's staying.
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