The death of a generation…

Sad news in the camera world – Nikon is no longer dedicating it’s resources towards production of film cameras. Being the Nikon junkie that I am, I’ll have to say that this is a sad day indeed. Nikon will only continue producing two film cameras – their flaship F6 and the FM-10. I still can’t believe it at all.

How is this related to DC??? Well, it isn’t, unless you’re a Nikon photographer in DC. I guess even that’s stretching it, but the news was too important NOT to post. I mean, it’s in the Washington Post, for cyring out loud. On the positive side, though, your F100’s, F4’s, F5’s and just about any other film camera that Nikon produced until recently have just now become classics! Of course, I sold my F4 for a D200…. Ah, there’ll be some solace seeking tonight for sure…

1 Comment so far

  1. Don (unregistered) on January 12th, 2006 @ 3:38 pm

    Foo, all film camera progress stopped when Canon produced the F1. Yes, Canon. Unlike the Nikon F3 and subsequents that only had a 1/90 manual shutter release if your battery croaked, you could keep shooting with your F1 at any speed faster than 1/30.

    You had to get the expensive A series lenses to compare with Nikon’s optics quality but it was well worth it. Ah, I miss my F1 and my Pentax 645…



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