Fuji has announced that they will no longer be making quickload 4×5 films – ceasing production in April.
This is very disappointing. I had been using Porta 160 VC readyloads from Kodak, and when they stopped manufacturing, I finally settled on the Fuji 160 160-C quickloads as a replacement. Now with those going under, I’m not sure what will make the most sense from a workflow standpoint.
Have I mentioned how much I hate having to load my own holders? Dusty, annoying. Room for error. Etc.
Maybe I’ll just have to hire an assistant to do that for me while on location.
In other news… I saw on Rob Haggart’s blog “A Photo Editor” - Lady Gaga Named Creative Director at Polaroid – I am of mixed feelings about this. On the one hand – she’s proven she’s very good at creating and maintaining public interest in a brand (herself). On the other hand, what polaroid needs is good products and good strategy, not gimmicks.
So we’ll see.
Mostly I just want my Type 55 back. But I know I’m a very small market share.