Wednesday, January 11, 2006

Nikon Quits Film Camera Business!

Nikon's UK web site has a startling press release dated January 11,2006. Read it here:
Bottom line for Nikon? Except for the Nikon F6 and the cheezy FM10 (a Cosina-manufactured,el-cheapo body with a Nikon nameplate slapped on the pentaprism front) Nikon will no longer manufacture or offer film cameras for sale after current dealer stock runs out. No F100, no F5, no FM3a, nada. No more decent film cameras, except for the F6. And also, no more enlarger lenses, no more large format Nikkor lenses. Nikon is leaving the film business behind, but will continue to manufacture a select few manual focus lenses, such as the 35mm 1.4 and the 85mm PC Nikkor, as well as a few other models which almost nobody is interested in.
Who da' thunk it?

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