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According to Fuji in the UK, Astia is no longer available in Quickload. Is this wonderful slide film being phased out by Fuji?
-- fw (firstname.lastname@example.org), March 01, 2002
What is worse, all Quickload films are no longer listed at Fujifilm Switzerland! I think I should buy another deep freezer and fill it up!
-- Paul Schilliger (email@example.com), March 01, 2002.
-- Matthew Runde (firstname.lastname@example.org), March 01, 2002.
Have you verified this with Fujifilm in Switzerland?
-- Glenn C. Kroeger (email@example.com), March 02, 2002.
Yes, I checked with them and they actually told me that I can still order Provia F and Velvia in QuickLoad on a minimum order of 30 boxes, delay up to two or three months :-( (Astia has never been imported in QuickLoad here).
Where have I stored the old silly holders? ...I'm going to hate that digital trend!
-- Paul Schilliger (firstname.lastname@example.org), March 02, 2002.
I don't know about it being discontinued, but you an probably still get it mail order from places like Freestyle or B and H. They can afford to order 30 boxes at a time.
-- Steve Gangi (email@example.com), March 02, 2002.
This is worse than I had thought...if Astia doesn't sell, then I can understand if it is withdrawn (even if in my opinion it is one of the best slide films around), but it looks as if Quickload in general is being scaled back - I certainly hope that this is not the case.
-- fw (firstname.lastname@example.org), March 03, 2002.