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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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Hehehe - this is funny stuff
By Enoch2001 on 1/13/2006 9:30:28 PM , Rating: 2
This reminds me of the CD/digital recordings versus vinyl/analong recordings debate: there are pros and cons to both, but the fact of the matter is -

FILM IS A DYING BREED.

It's the future, no doubt - sad but true. And whether or not you need 8MP or 50MP to capture film's resolution, the fact of the matter is that a newbie with a 4MP camera and Photoshop has much more power than a pro and his $5000 film camera and a chemical developing lab.

Any professional photographer worth their weight in salt knows how convenient and powerful digital cameras are nowadays - it's pretty much standard. National Geographic did an article recently on how digital photography has pretty much surpassed anything that they used to do with film cameras (take shot, email to editor - DONE)!

Anyway, I'm a total advocate of digital photography so may be a bit biased. Check this thread in 10 years and see how many people ask "what the hell is film"?

;-)




RE: Hehehe - this is funny stuff
By Sunbird on 1/14/2006 1:03:41 AM , Rating: 2
What the hell is vinyl?


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