The beginning of the end for Film

Nikon issued a press release today which states that “95% of Nikon’s UK business being within the digital area, Nikon Corporation has made the decision to focus management resources on digital cameras in place of film cameras.” The release goes on to say that “Nikon will discontinue production of all lenses for large format cameras and enlarging lenses with sales of these products ceasing as soon as they run out of stock.” Damn I say! Apparently, only the F6 and the FM10 will continue to be sold however. But this is the first real nail in the coffin for film compatcs and SLRs. Can’t say I’ll miss ‘em much though :)

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    • Max

      I will. As much of an expensive pain in the ass as it may be, I still love film.

    • verbal

      You know, I thought it was Polaroid going tits-up that was the first nail in the coffin for film. Or maybe Kodak’s rush to produce digital cameras once they realized they weren’t a fad.

      I remember when this photographer I knew got a $12,000 digital back for his large format system. This thing came with a PowerMac as an accessory. He said he’d never have to use Polaroid again.