Monday, July 24, 2006

Today's "Death of Film" News, #33

this guy

has a boutique business in Japan exporting hard-to-find photo supplies.

If I ever shoot through my stock of film-on-hand, I'd been idly planning to buy a 100' of Neopan 1600 from him. (To keep my Tech Pan company, I guess.) Now it's "stock up before the hoarders".

>July 20, 2006
>Fujifilm to discontinue black & white bulk rolls, Rembrant V papers

>This is bad news for everyone enjoying the great Fuji Neopan films by "rolling your own", i.e. buying in 30.5m/100ft rolls. We are disappointed to inform you that Fujifilm has announced that they will drop Neopan 100 Acros, Neopan 400 Presto, Neopan 1600 Super Presto and Neopan SS from their product line in March 2007. We expect a lot of stock-up purchasing before that, leading to fears that the pipeline will run dry long before that and will do our best to counter it. We recommend that you stock up well in advance.

>Note that this does not affect the Neopan film supplied ready in cartridges.
> Neopan will not disappear - for now (?).
>Rembrant V fibre based papers are also affected.

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Like crack for OCD

Library Thing.

It took me three weeks to toggle in my SF book catalog. I felt like one of Skinner's pigeons: for a bibliophile, it's like direct electrical stimulation of the brain. "I'll just load in another hundred books."

...and then suddenly it's morning.

Just my SF makes my collection the 15th largest on Library Thing. I really am a Great Big Geek.

#15, out of 60,000 users. 6,000+ books. (I'm too embarrassed to list ALL of my SF: there's a box of ST books I don't want people to know that I own.)

It will be a lot slower to load in my non-genre books, which aren't obsessively cataloged, and so will each need to be handled individually. Then there are Comrade Wife's books...

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