The Fujifilm Neopan 400 B&W and Provia 400X films have been officially discontinued by the Japanese manufacturer.
Fujifilm has been one of the biggest film manufacturers in the world. Fuji is a company with a big history in photography. However, the digital era is not doing much good, as decreased sales are leaving the corporation looking for other options.
Fujifilm discontinues Neopan 400 B&W and Provia 400X films, cites lack of demand
Although there are still a lot of photographers shooting with film, Fujifilm has been discontinuing a lot of units in recent times. The latest pair to hit the wall consists of the Neopan 400 B&W and the Provia 400X.
This information comes from Freestyle Photographic Supplies, a company based in Los Angeles, California. According to the retailer
Neopan 100 B&W, Velvia 100, Velvia 50, and the Provia 100F films are still supported
Fujifilm will continue to sell other films, such as the Neopan 100 B&W and Provia 100F. The former is the last remaining black and white negative film from Fujifilm, while the latter is a slide film.
It is worth noting that the Fujifilm Provia 400X has been the company’s single high-speed slide film for a while now, so this is a very sad day for photographers looking to take advantage of high-speed photography on film.
Additionally, the Velvia 100, Velvia 50, and the Provia 100F color slide films are still being sold, though it remains to be seen for how long.
Retailers are still selling the discontinued films, so you should build up a stockpile
The good thing is that the Neopan 400 B&W and the Provia 400X films are still available at most retailers. Fujifilm has sent the memo in advance to let retailers know that consumers will not be able to buy them anymore once the stock runs out.
The Fujifilm Neopan 400 B&W film is available for $7.27 at Amazon, while the Provia 400X 35mm costs $18.12 and five rolls of the 120mm version can be bought for $46.25, respectively. Although stocks are pretty low, the retailer says that more are on their way, but you can never be too sure, so you might as well store some extra rolls.