Stop the discontinuation of Fuji 3000b Instant Film by Fujifilm
  • Petitioning Fujifilm North America, Fujifilm Worldwide

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Fujifilm North America, Fujifilm Worldwide

Stop the discontinuation of Fuji 3000b Instant Film by Fujifilm

    1. Petition by

      Michael Ash Smith

      Barto, PA

As of 11/14/13, Fujifilm announced the following via email from a USA rep:

"Please be advised that FP-3000B is being discontinued, as a result of decreases in world-wide global demand. We know that the discontinuation of a well-loved and long established product can be difficult to adjust to. We appreciate your interest in this product, and will be reporting your comments."

Yes, perhaps global demand HAS decreased but there is a wonderful and eager niche market of instant film photographers that love 3000b and use it regularily.  When Polaroid discontinued their film production it was thought that the medium would completely disappear.  The Impossible Project came along and developed their own version of the Polaroid film and they are doing very well and launch new products and film on a consistent basis.

There IS a market for this film.  We ARE out here using it and supporting it.  If you believe in instant film and want to continue to use it, please sign this petition and lets reverse this decision by Fujifilm.  Lets show them that they are wrong and that there IS a devoted and loyal market out there.

Recent signatures

    News

    1. So long.

      Michael Ash Smith
      Petition Organizer

      With a heavy heart I can confirm Fuji 3000b is dead. We knew it was a long shot with the petition but it was worth a try. The last order (for the US) of 3000b was placed in December. The film is due to arrive before or around April. So if you haven't already, stock up!

      Also, please continue to shoot the shit out of 100c. I have word that film is ok for now but let this fiasco be a warning to us all.

      And lastly, we are focusing on our efforts to get Impossible Project to pick it up. So please contact them via email, twitter, facebook, etc to let them know how much you'd love it if they offered this type of film!

    2. Confusing News.

      Michael Ash Smith
      Petition Organizer

      I am getting reports that 2 different major film suppliers did NOT get any notification from Fujifilm regarding 3000b being discontinued and that it is still being produced.

      I'm attempting to follow up on these reports.

    3. We need questions answered!

      Michael Ash Smith
      Petition Organizer

      To everyone out there telling me why 3000b is ending ...

      Yes, I know WHY 3000b is being discontinued. I am well aware of the decrease in global demand. I completely understand Fujifilm's decision.

      However, not ONE direct person is speaking with me to answer any of my questions. I have numerous questions I would love answered by a representative at Fujifilm and yet it has been nearly impossible to even speak to anyone! In over 1 month I have only obtained the names of 2-3 people and have emailed them to no avail. There HAS to be someone there that I can speak with.

      We are fighting now to make a statement. We are fighting for answers.

    4. Reached 10,000 signatures
    5. Facebook Page

      Michael Ash Smith
      Petition Organizer

      A Facebook Page was started before I even knew about this whole thing but now I'm an admin!! Please like and spread the word.

      https://www.facebook.com/pages/Save-FP-3000B/183506898506676

    6. Reached 9,000 signatures
    7. Finally.

      Michael Ash Smith
      Petition Organizer

      We finally got in touch with a Fuji USA rep today that we could talk to. I'll update here with any promising news!

    8. Reached 7,000 signatures
    9. 4,000 signatures!

      Michael Ash Smith
      Petition Organizer

      This is amazing! Lets see how far we can take this!

    10. 2013 Fiscal Report

      Michael Ash Smith
      Petition Organizer

      According to the 2013 Fiscal Report readily available on Fujifilm's corporate site, Photo Imaging actually INCREASED from March 2012 to March 2013. The Photo Imaging section includes ALL films. It accounted for 69% of the total of the Imaging Solutions portion. 31% was electronic. It was a 6% INCREASE over last fiscal year.

    11. Reached 4,000 signatures
    12. Reached 2k!

      Michael Ash Smith
      Petition Organizer

    13. Reached 2,000 signatures
    14. More contact info at Fuji. Apparently regular mail only.

      Michael Ash Smith
      Petition Organizer

      Norihiko Sakata
      Senior Operations Manager
      Imaging material & Camera solution group
      Photo Imaging Products Division
      FUJIFILM Corporation
      7-3, AKASAKA 9-CHOME, MINATO-KU
      TOKYO 107-0052, JAPAN

    15. Contact Info

      Michael Ash Smith
      Petition Organizer

      If you'd like to contact Fuji directly yourself you can utilize these options:

      Email: contactfuji@fujifilm.com
      Twitter: @Fujifilm_UK @FujifilmEU @FujifilmUS
      Phone: (714) 372-4200 or 888-424-FUJI (3854)

      Home

      At Fujifilm we create innovative products and deliver effective solutions in a wide variety of fields to serve society, contribute to the quality of life, and enhance environmental sustainability.

    16. 1700 signatures!

      Michael Ash Smith
      Petition Organizer

      In under 6hrs we obtained over 1700 signatures. Amazing job! Lets get this thing to go viral and show Fuji we matter!

    17. Reached 1,500 signatures

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • Karena Lam HONG KONG, HONG KONG
      • 1 day ago

      I am a film lover. I can't bare to see this happening!? Tears rolling off my cheeks

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    • Daniel Gibney WEST FOOTSCRAY, AUSTRALIA
      • 6 days ago

      The old black and white films are still appreciated by many. It is a powerful tool for telling a story.

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    • Didier Kasjan AUSTRALIA
      • 6 days ago

      I love shooting in film, the images have a lot more soul than the throw away shots of the digital age.

      Being able to see a physical, printed image straight away is a beautiful thing.

      Don't take this wonderful medium away from us!

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    • graham dalton LOS ANGELES, CA
      • 8 days ago

      it is truth. the sensation

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    • Heu Salander MEXICO
      • 9 days ago

      Vivo de la fotografía, sin papel fuji no hay fotografías muchas cámaras dejarán de vivir

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