Fujifilm Raises Price on All Film 30%

Fujifilm Price Increase

Fujifilm announced today that due to increasing costs, the company will raise the price of film at least 30 percent. Additionally, all photographic papers will also see at least a percentage increase in the double digits. The price increases will take effect April 1, 2019.

Film Shooters may want to stock up. A roll of Fuji Provia, currently priced at about $12, will cost nearly $16 after the April increase. With added development cost, averaging nearly $10 a roll at a lab, the price of shooting and developing that 36 exposures will come close to seventy-five cents per frame. At this rate, bulk loading may find new life with the film shooting crowd. Click here for current Fujifilm pricing on Amazon. You may want to stock up. You can read the Fujifilm press release here.

Leica Announces Limited M Lenses: APO Summicron 50, Summilux 28, and Summaron 28

Leica Limited Production M Lenses: APO 50mm f2, 28mm f5.6, 28mm f1.4
Leica announced new limited production variants of three lenses for the Leica M-System. The text below is from Leica’s announcement. Read the full press release here
Available February 21, 2019
Reminiscent of the vintage Summicron 50 mm f/2 (II) from 1956, the APO-Summicron-M 50 mm f/2 ASPH., black chrome features a scalloped focusing ring with barrel components machined from brass. This special lens has engravings for the focal length and distances measured in feet with red enamel paint, meticulously applied by hand. Limited to 700 lenses worldwide.
Available February 28, 2019
The Leica Summaron-M 28 mm f/5., matte black paint bolsters the range of classic Leica lenses with a new and exclusive color option, making for a stealthier variant of such an iconic lens with vintage aesthetic signature. Limited to 500 lenses worldwide.
Available February 28, 2019
For the first time, the Summilux-M 28 mm f/1.4 ASPH. wide-angle lens is available in a silver anodized version. Owners of M-System cameras and lenses in silver now have another matching high-performance lens for their systems in one of the most versatile and fast wide-angles of the Leica portfolio. Limited to only 300 worldwide.