Heads Up, Photography Buffs: Fujifilm Plans to Bring Back Black-and-White Film
Crossing our fingers that it hits our shores, too.
(SPOT.ph) Technology might be taking a step further with each passing day, but there are some things the future just can't replace. Even in the time of digital cameras, some people still choose to shoot photos with film for different reasons. If you're one of them, here's good news for you: Fujifilm plans to resume production of the black-and-white film. According to The Japan Times, the company is currently developing a new product called the Neopan 100 Acros II.
The film will come in two formats, 35 mm and 120 mm, and you can expect it to have a finer grain and better sharpness than its predecessors, according to The Verge. It is set to be released in the Japanese market this fall, but it might be released in other markets depending on the demand.
Fujifilm initially stopped selling black-and-white film in October 2018 due to a decline in demand and difficulties in getting material for production. However, the company started receiving requests from “millennials and GenZs” who want to take black-and-white images for posting on social media.
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