Fujifilm ACROS II – Coming fall of 2019
Fujifilm ACROS II… Wow, this was unexpected, at least I for one did not see this coming. I really felt that Fujifilm was really happy to be exiting the analog side of photography to keep its focus on the digital products; their X Series cameras and lenses.
I remember when Fujifilm announced the discontinuation of its large format versions of ACROS. After that, we all knew what was coming next. Yep, within a few months of that announcement, Fujifilm subsequently let us know that ACROS in 135 and 120 formats was being discontinued, fall of 2018.
Embracing the Change
For the past year I’ve been happy to experiment with different film stocks, because I just wanted to move on, not stay too emotionally attached to ACROS’ aesthetic. As a result, I’ve ended up choosing Kodak Tri-X as my go-to film. I know that seems like an odd choice. The look of Tri-X compared to the look of ACROS… well, to many that probably doesn’t make much sense.
But, it looks like I can continue to maintain my obsession for this beautiful film. Because, according to a post from EM on Emuslive.org Fujifilm ACROS II will be coming back sometime in the fall of 2019. How cool is that!?
ACROS vs ACROS II
I’ll keep enough stock of the original ACROS so that I can compare the old to the new. You should do that too. Keep a couple rolls of the original film and we can all compare our findings. That’ll be cool. Man, I am so happy about this!
The Photos – Fujifilm ACROS
Here are a few of the photos from my recent shoot with Jonny, shot with ACROS pushed to 400. Developed in HC-100 (b) for 10 minutes. Scanned with an Epson V600.