NEOPAN 100 ACROS II is Anticipated to Launch in US and Other Select Markets in Early 2020

As Fujifilm officially announced last June their NEOPAN 100 ACROS film, the company decided will be landing on November 22nd in both 35mm and 120 formats.

After the initial launch of ACROS II in Japan, Fujifilm anticipates the introduction of the black-and-white film in select overseas markets, including the U.S., by early 2020. The reformulated ACROS II film has all the most-loved features of its predecessor, including unsurpassed high-resolution, fine grain and sharpness. To meet the needs of film enthusiasts of today’s market, ACROS II will be available in 35mm and 120 size formats.

Utilizing Fujifilm’s proprietary Super Fine-Σ particle technology, ACROS II offers a high level of granularity with a pristine resolution achieved at a sensitivity of ISO 100. Fujifilm has achieved this level of image quality at high-sensitivity due to its longstanding history of film development and manufacturing, which has allowed it to precisely control the size and composition of silver halide grains contained in photographic film, contributing to the final image quality and aesthetic in prints. The sharpness achieved in ACROS II film will detail fine textures, making it an ideal selection to use in a wide range of situations including landscape, portraits, commercial, architectural and even astronomical and night photography. Building on these characteristics, ACROS II will offer slightly higher contrast gradation in highlight areas when compared to the conventional ACROS film.

As the demand for film decreased and raw materials became difficult to procure, Fujifilm discontinued the sale of black-and-white film in 2018. Due to recent interest from millennials and GenZs, who have become the newest film enthusiasts, Fujifilm developed a plan to revive black-and-white film to meet new market demands.

Pricing for the new film stock has yet to be formally announced but Japan’s Rakuten, Yodobashi and Bic Camera all have the film listed on preorder with shipping on November 22nd at a price of 1,040 ¥ in both formats — appx US $9.50.

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