On March 29, 2023, Fujifilm released a notice on their Japanese website alerting customers based in the domestic market that they will stop taking orders for a selection of 35mm colour negative film, 35mm colour reversal film, and medium format colour reversal film.

The notice points out that the pause in orders is due to supply chain issues. As translated by our very own, Sroyon, the short letter reads:

“It is difficult to supply sufficient products due to a shortage of raw materials, so we will temporarily stop accepting domestic orders from today. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience caused to our customers. We will inform you again on our website about when we will resume accepting orders.”

The various films in question are listed below the notice. On the block for 35mm colour negative films are Fujifilm Fujicolor 100, Superia Premium 400, and Superia X-Tra 400. 35mm colour reversal films listed include Velvia 50, Velvia 100, and Provia 100F. Finally, the medium format versions of those same colour-reversal films are listed as well.

Table of Fujifilm Films Paused in Domestic Market
Per Fujifilm Japan Notice of Paused Film Orders

While the notice mentions domestic orders, it does not explicitly address international ordering. So, for the moment, it remains unclear whether Fujifilm also means to pause global orders of these films as well.

The original notice can be found on Fujifilm Japan’s website at the following link here.

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