Fujifilm at 79

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Early last week, Fuji Photo Film Co. marked its 79th year of existence since it was established in Japan way back in 1934.

Fuji Photo Film Co., or more commonly known as Fujifilm, was established in 1934 to be the first Japanese producers of photographic film. But what started as just a simple company that produces photographic, motion-picture, and X-Ray films, Fujifilm has expanded to optical glasses, lenses, and both medical and digital imaging equipment throughout the years, becoming a formidable force against its Western rival, Eastman Kodak.

To us analogue lovers, Fujifilm is more known and beloved for its line-up of film like the slides (Fujichrome) Velvia, Provia, Astia, and Sensia, as well as their color negatives (Fujicolor) Reala, Superia.

Velvia. Photos by qrro, renaishashin, and bccbarbosa
Provia. Photos by gregoriobruning, myloveletter, and sprofishgel
Astia. Photos by dabai, deepfried_goodness, and jennson
Sensia. Photos by soleado, russheath, and shoujoai
Reala. Photos by j_robert, zorki, and russheath
Superia. Photos by blancarleal, primula, and original_j2

And let’s not forget, the Fuji Neopan series, and of course, the fun-loving Instax series of cameras and instant film.

Neopan. Photos by ariannapaloma, javihacefotos, and grazie.
Instax. Photos by barakalofi, dida, and le_ors

Have you got anything to say about Fujifilm? Or perhaps, you can share your favorite photograph using your favorite Fujifilm? Leave them below!

written by geegraphy on 2013-01-28 in #news #fujifilm #fuji-superia #fuji-instax #fuji-velvia #fuji-astia #fuji-reala #fuji-neopan #fuji-sensia #fuji-provia #fujichrome #fuji-color

4 Comments

  1. istionojr
    istionojr ·

    stay up there Fuji! :D

  2. jabuka
    jabuka ·

    Fortia is one of my favorite Fuji film. My favorite fortia photo is here. www.lomography.com/homes/jabuka/albums/1898734-magic-colors…

  3. geegraphy
    geegraphy ·

    @jabuka Awesome! Fortia was only released in Japan, right? :)

  4. jabuka
    jabuka ·

    Thank you. I don't know Fortia was ever sold outside of Japan because it was (seasonal) limited production film.

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