The Dream Within Pictures
Follow TheDreamWithinPictures on Twitter

This Massive Last Batch of Fuji Velvia 50 8×10 Film Cost a Photographer $100K+

As camera film companies continue to shutter flagging film lines in order to focus on their most profitable wares, it’s not uncommon for analog photographers to build up personal stockpiles of film and store them in a freezer (or two) to use in the future.

It is unusual, however, for one photographer to pay the price of a small house for a stockpile that requires a walk-in freezer to store — and that’s exactly what one recently did.

Photographer Brandon Remler, the National Account Director of Fujifilm North America, says that they recently received an order from a photographer who purchased the entire last shipment of Velvia 50 8×10 film.

The guy purchased a whopping 12,000 sheets of the 8×10 film from an authorized Fujifilm dealer in order to have enough film for at least the next 10 years.

How big was the shipment? It arrived in three pallets that each contained 40 cases (120 cases total). Each case contained 5 boxes (600 boxes total). Each box contained 20 sheets (12,000 sheets total). The entire thing took 6 months to arrive from Japan to New York City.

Remler couldn’t tell us how much the photographer paid for the lot. Chris Gampat over at The Phoblographer calculates that the order cost $ 132,000. That figure is “close but a smidge low,” Rember says.

Oh, and the photographer paid for the whole thing up front.

We reported back in March that Velvia 50 would still be available in 4×5 and 8×10, but Remler is now saying that it will only be sold in 35mm and 120mm formats, and that he’s “certain no more is available or being made based on info from Tokyo.”

Well, there’s at least one photographer who won’t be lacking Velvia 50 8×10 anytime soon.

[via PetaPixel]

[via PetaPixel]

Visitors: 601

Comments are closed.

comments-bottom

Featured Photos

A Rose… Posted by author icon The Dream Within Jan 16th, 2012 | no responses
Eclipse Posted by author icon The Dream Within Dec 9th, 2011 | no responses
”In a strange land” Exhibi... Posted by author icon Jean-Luc Dushime Sep 24th, 2011 | no responses

Random Photos

Shutters 2 Posted by author icon The Dream Within Mar 24th, 2011 | no responses
The Dream Within Pictures ... Posted by author icon The Dream Within May 24th, 2014 | Comments Off on The Dream Within Pictures is on see | me… Please show your support…
The Man Posted by author icon The Dream Within Mar 19th, 2012 | no responses
Monkey Forest Posted by author icon The Dream Within Dec 25th, 2012 | Comments Off on Monkey Forest
A Rose… Posted by author icon The Dream Within Jan 16th, 2012 | no responses
The Mexican Posted by author icon The Dream Within Mar 21st, 2011 | no responses
Ladybug Posted by author icon The Dream Within Oct 2nd, 2011 | no responses
Flare Posted by author icon The Dream Within Mar 24th, 2011 | no responses
Ink Me… Posted by author icon The Dream Within Dec 25th, 2012 | Comments Off on Ink Me…
Butterfly Posted by author icon The Dream Within Dec 25th, 2012 | Comments Off on Butterfly

Top Rated

Lovers #2 Posted by author icon The Dream Within
1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (4 votes, avg: 3.75 out of 5)
Loading...
A Rose… Posted by author icon The Dream Within
1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (9 votes, avg: 3.44 out of 5)
Loading...
Portraits Posted by author icon Jean-Luc Dushime
1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (1 votes, avg: 3.00 out of 5)
Loading...