Acros 100: Requiem for $8

You know how when you find $8 worth of change buried in your sofa cushions and it totally makes your day? Yeah, I don’t. That’s never happened to me. The most money I’ve ever pulled out of my sofa cushions is 37 cents.

But a few weeks ago I experienced the film photographer’s equivalent of this phenomenon.

As so many others did, I lamented Fujifilm’s decision to kill off Acros 100. As so many others did, I went out and bought a small pile of the film shortly after its impending death was announced.

Over the course of a few months I worked my way through the 35mm and 120 rolls, being extra vigilant with each shot I took — I mean, this was sort of a last hurrah with Acros 100. In fact, I took my final shot in Brooklyn at the end of October of 2018.

Bronica SQ-A | Fujifilm Acros 100

Of course, Acros 100 was still available at that time but there was no way I was going to pay $25 for a single roll from some scoundrel on eBay. B&H and Adorama were out of stock and wouldn’t be getting any more, so my time with Acros was effectively over.

Or was it…?

A few weeks ago, while fishing around in a big bag of film I pulled out A ROLL OF ACROS 100.

Wait, what??

How did…where did…?

What??

That 35mm roll of Acros was my $8 in the sofa cushions and I shot it with joy.

And it really was my last roll. I checked.

Olympus OM-2n | Fujifilm Acros 100

Olympus OM-2n | Fujifilm Acros 100

Olympus OM-2n | Fujifilm Acros 100

Olympus OM-2n | Fujifilm Acros 100

Olympus OM-2n | Fujifilm Acros 100

Olympus OM-2n | Fujifilm Acros 100

Olympus OM-2n | Fujifilm Acros 100

Olympus OM-2n | Fujifilm Acros 100

Olympus OM-2n | Fujifilm Acros 100

Olympus OM-2n | Fujifilm Acros 100

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