Nikon To Stop Making Most Film Cameras

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  1. Mr. Anderson Moderator emeritus

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    Seems logical - but its also the end of an era.

    http://www.cnn.com/2006/TECH/01/12/nikon.film.ap/index.html

    I've been shooting digital for almost a year now and can't imagine going back to film. And Kodak has been cutting back on their film production as well - the funny thing is, that there isn't really a consumer level camera that has the resolution of film - that's going to be a while.

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  2. bartelby macrumors Core

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    First Ilford Paper go under.
    Now Nikon say they're going to stop film cameras.

    Great!!:(
     
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    I could see this coming although its a shame.
     
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    A shame, but to be expected as we keep exchanging quality for convenience.
    We did go from LP´s to CD´s to MP3´s in a fairly short tome span (I do not intend to start a debate over vinyl vs CD´s)
    I´m a cameraman trained on film cameras, but I find myself shooting with video cameras more often than film these days.:(
     
  6. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

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    I use Ilford ink jet paper. I can't imagine being stuck with something less.

    It makes sense to drive down the number of film cameras available but not to discontinue them completely, as there will be plenty of people who will refuse to change. Of course, they won't be able to drive a whole market on their own.
     
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