Softly whispering with Fuji Astia RAP 100F

Isn’t it kinda sad, that when I found “The Film of My Life”, it is discontinued…..

This time of year, I just love to mount my macrostuff on my cameras and look for the tiny things that we so often doesn’t take the time to see in nature.

And for that purpose I find this film just exquisite.

Hasselblad 503 CX
Fuji Astia RAP 100F
E6 process

It is so creamy, with fine beautiful grains and smooth colours, just like nature itself.

Hasselblad 503 CX
Fuji Astia RAP 100F
E6 process

Though the film contrast is low, it does not give the impression of a low-contrast image, just creamy smoothness of a soft whisper…..

Hasselblad 503 CX
Fuji Astia RAP 100F
E6 process

I have vacuumed the market after this film, I bought Adoramas last stock (the customs were not cheap …..), bought the last from Lomography.

I’ve even been looking in Japan.

Hasselblad 503 CX
Fuji Astia RAP 100F
E6 process

So is there anyone out there who know of any stock of this wonderful film, please, please please let me know!

PLEASE Fuji, let this beautiful wonderful film come back to life again!

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13 thoughts on “Softly whispering with Fuji Astia RAP 100F

  1. Lovely pix. Lovely site. I’ve got three 35mm Astias and three 120 Astias in the fridge – saving them for the right project(s). Following you now. Thanks for the ‘like’ on my ‘Sky picture haiku’ post. I’ve recently got hooked on the haiku and some of my photos just seem to plead for one; I’ve now got another two ‘picture/haiku’ in my drafts. I like the discipline involved in both film photography and haiku – cost, if nothing else in the former, only 17 syllables to play with in the latter. Next stage – write the haiku then look for the picture. Even with the digital I tend to come back with no more than 10 shots, except for ‘work’ where I do use the ‘belt and braces’ approach of multiple, bracketed exposures (I’m not a professional photographer but do my own shots for the publications I produce for a charity – no budget).

  2. sad indeed 🙂 i never even get a chance to try it..
    there are varieties of Fuji film here in japan but never seen ASTIA RAP?
    any chance they might re-brand it? like the neopan/presto b/w film?

    • Thank you.
      I have no idea, but rebranding would for sure be nice!
      On the paper box it just says Fuji Astia 100F, but on the filmstrip it says Fuji RAP. I made a link in the post to Lomography Store, you can see it there.
      So Neopan is a rebrand, nice, I did not know that, it is a great film!
      Have a nice day my friend, and thanks for stopping by!
      Marie

      • Most Pro-films have code names which are written on side of films or perforation line for 35mm film.

        Astia – RAP
        Velvia – RVP
        Provia – RDP, RXP
        Tmax – TMX, TXY, TMZ (acording to speed)

        etc.

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