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Nikon to discontinue film cameras
Posted by: troywellbuilt
Date: January 11, 2006 01:10PM
except the F6.

[www.nikon.co.uk]
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Re: Nikon to discontinue film cameras
Posted by: Racer X
Date: January 11, 2006 01:22PM
well, that is interesting.

Did you note that they will continue to make a few select manual-focus lenses? (namely the ones that 3rd party manufacturers don'e have any real equivelent to?)
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Re: Nikon to discontinue film cameras
Posted by: mattkime
Date: January 11, 2006 07:17PM
they're still sticking to their major products but i do find it a bit sad. particularly because i'm a large format camera user and they're getting rid of that lens series.

oh well.
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Re: Nikon to discontinue film cameras
Posted by: lafinfil
Date: January 11, 2006 08:29PM
mattkime Wrote:
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> they're still sticking to their major products but
> i do find it a bit sad. particularly because i'm a
> large format camera user and they're getting rid
> of that lens series.
>
> oh well.


They never did do that well in the large format- good quality overall but too many players and
all the "good" designs have been around for years - no room for the up sale.

Enlarging lenses - same story. Good production lens but if you were serious
you eventually bought a set of Componons and were set for life

That said I do have a couple of nice WA large format Nikkors - the 120 mm
is a very nice lens for 4x5 tabletop work but the one I have is 20+ years old
and not in any need on replacement anytime soon.





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Re: Nikon to discontinue film cameras
Posted by: cbelt3
Date: January 13, 2006 11:12AM
Paul Simon will have trouble shooting Kodachrome now... And somehow my Dad's old F is shedding a tear. And angrily clicking its titanium curtain shutter.
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