January 21


Happy 88th Birthday to FUJIFILM!!!

By Dan

January 21, 2022

Sunset in the Great Smoky Mountains, shot with the FUJIFILM X-T2.

Yesterday was Fuijfilm’s 88th birthday! 🎉📷🎂🎞🎁

On January 20th, 1934,Β FUJIFILM was founded in Japan to produce photographic film. In the 88 years since then, they have grown and diversified into industry leaders and innovators in many more fields, from photographic film and digital photography, to a wide range of healthcare, including medial imaging, regenerative medicine, biologics, cosmetics, industrial materials and business solutions.

As if making cameras to help us deal with the pandemic wasn’t enough, FUJIFILM’s medical division is currently playing a big part in the manufacturing of COVID vaccines, monoclonal antibodies, and other anti-viral products, with plants in North Carolina, Texas, Denmark and the UK.

In addition, FUJIFILM has recently developed a “Mutation Detection Kit” that’s designed to detect SARS-CoV-2 variants at a very high sensitivity, as well as a new Covid-19 antiviral drug, which they developed in conjunction with a Chinese pharmaceutical company.

And they supply the specific anti-fogging film that’s applied to face shields for healthcare workers around the world. You can read more about how FUJIFILM is helping the world fight the Covid-19 pandemic.

Basecamp flags and sunset on the Baltoro Glacier, Karakoram Himalayas, Pakistan,
shot on Velvia slide film in 1994.

As an X-Photographer and FUJIFILM camera and film shooter for almost 30 years, I’m proud to contribute and be a part of this long, storied legacy. My own journey with FUJIFILM began when I bought my first roll of Velvia slide film in May of 1993, when I was 25 years old.

I shot Fuji photo film almost exclusively for the next thirteen years, until I moved to digital photography in April of 2006. I got back on the FUJIFILM train in the fall of 2011, when I bought the X10 which was my first X Series camera, and I’ve been an X Series shooter ever since.

So, out of my 30+ year life with photography, 23 of those years has been spent shooting FUJIFILM in some way.

I would like to extend my best wishes and congratulations to FUJIFILM on their continued success that has helped make for a better world in so may ways over their 88 year history. You can read the timeline of FUJIFILM’s history here.

Alpenglow on Gasherbrum I, Baltoro Glacier, Karakoram Himalayas, Pakistan.
Shot on Velvia slide film in 1994.
About the author

Hi, I'm Dan Bailey, a 25+ year pro outdoor and adventure photographer, and official FUJIFILM X-Photographer based in Anchorage, Alaska.

As a top rated blogger and author my goal is to help you become a better, more confident and competent photographer, so that you can have as much fun and creative enjoyment as I do.

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