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January 11, 2006

Another one bites the dust

Nikon announced today that film is dead to them. Production has been halted on all their film bodies except for the high-end F6 and the below-low-end FM10 (manual exposure, manual film advance, no built-in flash, hotshoe flash in manual mode only: it's a bare basics student camera).

They're also discontinuing all their enlarger lenses, large format lenses, and all but a handful of their manual focus 35mm lenses.

Stock up now if any of that interests you, as current stock is anticipated to last only up to this summer. The enlarger lenses are the biggest loss in my book, as I've always preferred Nikon's offerings to the other popular options. At least in my experience, they tended to be better built and more durable. But with even a lot of film shooters printing digitally these days, I suppose it's inevitable that Nikon would find the market small enough to quit making them.

Posted by Colin at January 11, 2006 8:32 PM

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