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Nikon says goodbye to the market it helped to popularize

In a little more than ten years after its first baby steps into the digital age, Nikon's efforts have nearly put the final nail in the coffin for its film cameras. The company has decided to abandon its roots in the film camera industry and move full steam ahead with its ever expanding lineup of digital camera products.  The company is also seeing rising demand for digital SLR cameras as traditional film and P&S digital camera owners decide to upgrade.  Digital cameras now make up for 95% of Nikon's total camera sales. 

However, all is not lost for the hardcore Nikon film camera fans out there. According to Nikon, they will still manufacture the F6 (professiona) and FM10 (amateur) as well as the manual focus 85mm f/2.8D PC Micro-Nikkor lenses.  Support for these products will continue for ten years after Nikon's last date of sale.



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By Xenoterranos on 1/13/2006 6:25:24 PM , Rating: 2
Well, there are still a ton of neat things a film camera can do that a digital one can't. Nothing the amature or wedding-photographer would be interested in though. Mostly hard-core professional art photographers and students.


Another thing...
By Xenoterranos on 1/13/2006 6:27:45 PM , Rating: 2
Unless someone figures out how to get a digital photo on paper through an "analog" process (eg, chemical), print quality will always be behind traditional photographs.


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