I saw a tweet that Koda Proimage100 was in stock at Popeye Camera, where I always get my film developed, and I rushed to buy it. You can still buy it from their online store (maybe even in stores). Most of the time when you buy online, you don’t know the expiration date, but they have written the expiration date as 2024.8, which is helpful. I have never used Proimage100, and when I wanted to use it, it was out of stock, including online. Did they get quite a few in this time? It seems that other camera stores are also reselling it.
I had to buy them when I could, otherwise they might run out, so I bought two of them for now. The price may go up even if they come back in stock in the future due to the weak yen.
I searched casually yodobashi.com for available films, and for some reason, FUJIFILM SUPERIA X-TRA400 was found and is now available for purchase. Why? I thought it was discontinued, and when I looked it up, I found that it was indeed discontinued in 2018.
But somehow it is back… Originally, the film was still being sold overseas, and it seems that the specifications of the film that is now being sold are the overseas version with the packaging labeled for Japanese (The film specification is still X-TRA400).
The product is not listed on the Fujifilm product page, but the online sales site Fujifilm Mall has resumed handling the product. フジカラー SUPERIA X-TRA400 36枚撮り (Sorry, the link is to only Japanese page.) However, there is currently a waiting list.
This time, Taiwan in 2017 as before through PORTRA 400. The atmosphere of the image is different from the previous NATURA 1600, perhaps due to the compatibility with KLASSE, but the resolution looks see high. When I look at it on my smartphone, the resolution looks even higher because the screen is smaller. PORTRA 400 is still available, but it has become a very expensive film (although it was relatively expensive from before). It is not sold in bulk, but only in sets of five, so it is very damaging to my money when I’ll buy.
This is an old photo, but it is New York City in 2016. These are the minutes I took on film when I traveled to America in 2016. I had the film developed and received the digital data as well, but I only saw the printed photo and forgot to import the data.
The camera is a FUJIFILM KLASSE W and the film is FUJIFILM SUPERIA PREMIUM 400. SUPERIA PREMIUM 400 is no longer available in 27 shots, but 36 shots is still available.
When I look at film photos again, they are so different from digital photos. It’s not that one is better or worse than the other, but they are simply different. The graininess are looks different to see photos in a iPhone and a Mac, which is natural because the iPhone screen is smaller.