Fujifilm Neopan Acros 100 II film is back from the dead and available now!

Fujifilm Neopan Acros 100 II

Fujifilm Neopan Acros 100 II is now back on sale, completing one of the most unexpected comebacks in the history of photography.

Fujifilm ceased the production of its last black-and-white film stock back in October 2018, and we all thought that the discontinuation of Neopan Acros 100 would mean the end of monochrome 35mm and roll films from the Japanese manufacturer.

However, after its shock announcement last June that it would be bringing out a new black-and-white film, Fujifilm Neopan Acros 100 II has been successfully relaunched – and it's available now in the US.

Acros 100 II is being touted as better than its predecessor, offering "unsurpassed resolution, fine grain and sharpness, with exceptional detail satisfying a broad range of shooting scenarios and exposures".

Fujifilm claims that the phoenix-from-the-ashes revival is all due to demand from younger photographers, who are discovering silver halide photography for the first time. Thank you, hipsters, for literally bringing Acros back by popular demand!

"As the demand for film rapidly decreased over the past decade and raw materials became difficult to obtain, it caused the company to discontinue marketing black and white film," read the Fujifilm announcement. 

"Thanks to consumer feedback, particularly from millennials and Gen Zs, who have become the new film enthusiasts, the market is changing once again. To meet the needs of this new market, Fujifilm is reviving Acros II".

Killing off and then bringing back films is not entirely new phenomenon. Kodak has resurrected Ektachrome slide film and brought T-Max 3200 black and white film back into production in the last couple of years.

The ISO100 film stock is available in both 35mm 36-exposure canisters and 120 medium-format rolls with worldwide shipping from:

Order Fujifilm Neopan Acros 100 II 35mm film from B&H

Order Fujifilm Neopan Acros 100 II 120 film from Adorama

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Chris George

Chris George has worked on Digital Camera World since its launch in 2017. He has been writing about photography, mobile phones, video making and technology for over 30 years – and has edited numerous magazines including PhotoPlus, N-Photo, Digital Camera, Video Camera, and Professional Photography. 

His first serious camera was the iconic Olympus OM10, with which he won the title of Young Photographer of the Year - long before the advent of autofocus and memory cards. Today he uses a Nikon D800, a Fujifilm X-T1, a Sony A7, and his iPhone 11 Pro.

He has written about technology for countless publications and websites including The Sunday Times Magazine, The Daily Telegraph, Dorling Kindersley, What Cellphone, T3 and Techradar.