Nikon to withdraw from film camera production

Discussion in 'Nikon' started by Christopher Muto, Jan 12, 2006.

  1. Nikon to withdraw from film camera production+
    2006-01-12 10:21 (New York)

    TOKYO, Jan. 13 Kyodo
    Nikon Corp. said Thursday it will stop making all but two of its
    eight film single-lens reflex cameras, unveiling a plan that will
    virtually put an end to the company's film camera production.
    The camera maker said it will cease production of the six
    cameras one by one.
    -0- Jan/12/2006 15:21 GMT
     
    Christopher Muto, Jan 12, 2006
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  2. Christopher Muto

    rw Guest

    A sad day but we knew it was coming. It still is a shock. I had
    also expected that Nikon would be among the last companies standing in
    the film market.

    Anyone else find the choice of cameras retained weird? The FM-10?
    Because Cosina makes it?

    At least leave the FM-3A around for the die hard manual types. Jeeze.
    No mercy.

    I'm mostly a Contax user so I had to go through all this two years ago.
    My condolences are with Nikon film users today.

    The odd thing is that I *still* haven't bought a digital camera. The
    half dozen film cameras I own do everything I want, well. I recently
    sent some pictures from a motorcycle trip I went on to a friend via
    email. I often use the "made me a CD" option at the local film store.
    He was amazed at the quality. This is a guy who regularly uses a
    D-100. It was shot (on nice film) with my Olympus Stylus, the non-zoom
    $69 pocket camera.

    I'm a dinosaur though, and this announcement proves it.
     
    rw, Jan 12, 2006
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  3. Christopher Muto

    hoarcroft Guest

    What you fail to say is that this camera has a superb lens!
    -
     
    hoarcroft, Jan 12, 2006
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  4. Christopher Muto

    Matt Clara Guest

    Can you read the group a little before posting? This is the third post on
    the subject today.
     
    Matt Clara, Jan 12, 2006
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  5. Christopher Muto

    [BnH] Guest

    Because one Nikon distro can easily offload 1000 pcs of it per month :)
    No idea what market they are throwing it to ... but they absorb it quite
    well.

    =bob=
     
    [BnH], Jan 12, 2006
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  6. i believe it is a favorite for photography students and probably purchased
    with the same thought as a text book at the start of a new class - namely
    that nobody wants to be disadvantaged by having a different text book for
    their class. and it is just $220 with lens you know...
     
    Christopher Muto, Jan 12, 2006
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  7. your objective may have been to reduce clutter in the group but the irony is
    that you just add clutter by asking such a absurd question - of course i did
    not see a message, hence why i posted. you make the assumption that all
    newsgroup mail servers update in the same order as yours. but now i see
    that there is one other thread on the subject, yet i wonder why it has such
    a lame subject line. this is news, not poetry ("nikon to focus on digital"
    sounds clever but is much less accurate of a subject line than mine). and
    matt, it isn't like you are exactly on subject very often, so who are you to
    even question this?
     
    Christopher Muto, Jan 12, 2006
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  8. Christopher Muto

    Guest Guest

    Matt is generally a nice guy in here. I think he is just having a bad
    day. Seems a bit cranky.
     
    Guest, Jan 12, 2006
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  9. Christopher Muto

    Matt Clara Guest

    Who am I? I'm one of the regular users of this group, who has to wade
    through the bs, who, along with most of everyone else on usenet, find four
    separate threads on the same subject occuring simultaneously to be less than
    helpful.
    Perhaps you need a better news service.
     
    Matt Clara, Jan 12, 2006
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  10. that was a rhetorical question. you clearly have forgotten our previous
    encounter regarding you inability to stay on subject. please add me to your
    kill file if i offend you. this was big news and i was only trying to
    disseminate it to the only group that might actually care. the rest i
    already said... but i do appreciate the irony that you chose to create more
    waste in your effort to thwart it. as a seasoned newsgroup person you
    should know that the best way to kill a thread is by not responding to it.
     
    Christopher Muto, Jan 12, 2006
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  11. Christopher Muto

    Tony Guest

    Goodbye Christopher Muthole. You have too little to say too often.
     
    Tony, Jan 12, 2006
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  12. Christopher Muto

    Matt Clara Guest

    What can I say, I have a weakness for idiocy. Also, a quick search on
    Google Groups for "Christopher Muto" "Matt Clara" reveals we've only met in
    one other thread, where I politely corrected you for spreading a small error
    of fact. So, no, I don't remember our "earlier encounter". I think you're
    probably mistaken.

    I have other snide comments I can make about the rest of your post, but I
    won't.

    I will agree with you that the original subject lines sucked.
     
    Matt Clara, Jan 13, 2006
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  13. well it is nice that we can agree on something.
    now lets agree to end this worthless thread.
    thanks.
     
    Christopher Muto, Jan 13, 2006
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  14. Christopher Muto

    ink Guest

    <SNIP>

    Why? My FM2n and F100 are working fantastically, and will probably continue
    to do so. As will the lenses that I put on them...

    Cheers,
    ink
     
    ink, Jan 13, 2006
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    Draco Guest

    Sir, May I ask where you found a FM-10
    w/Lens for $220.00? Most of the
    photographic stores I know sell them
    for around $264.00. These are
    with US warranty and all the items in
    the box that is sent from Nikon. It is
    a great camera for a student to learn
    Photography.

    As for the multi-posts of Nikon's
    decision to close manufacter of film
    bodies must have been in the works
    for some time. The film bodies are
    getting harder to find new on the shelf.
    The news is big enough that I am
    surprised that there aren't more.

    But of course, it is my opinion.


    Draco


    Getting even isn't good enough.
     
    Draco, Jan 13, 2006
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    no_name Guest

    Yup. Definately a little cranky today.
     
    no_name, Jan 13, 2006
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    ajuk.uk Guest

    I am surprised Nikon are doing this, I hope they realise that most
    people who want do want film cameras currenty buy second hand, for that
    reason I did think that they would release a new mid range camera this
    year, so they have a current camera on the market that cant be had at
    1/4th the price on eBay. Makes sence, no???
     
    ajuk.uk, Jan 13, 2006
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  18. Christopher Muto

    ajuk.uk Guest

    "This is a guy who regularly uses a
    D-100. It was shot (on nice film) with my Olympus Stylus, the non-zoom
    $69 pocket camera. "

    Oh when it comes to small compacts digital cant compete, there isn't
    the technology to put large sensors in cameras that size.
     
    ajuk.uk, Jan 13, 2006
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  19. I honestly think their film cameras were not that competitive anymore,
    anyway. The N90s was pretty good, but Canon has had a better product
    for the price for a long time, for what that is worth.
     
    uraniumcommittee, Jan 14, 2006
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  20. it is on special at www.bhphotovideo.com
    they probably will charge something aditional for shipping, but due not
    collect sales tax except if shipped to new york state.
    $219.95 for a usa edition fm10 with 35-70mm f3.5-4.8
    http://tinyurl.com/8rcn3
    $209.95 for import edition fm10 with 35-70mm f3.5-4.8
    http://tinyurl.com/bn4gt
    also www.adorama.com (another reputable dealer) has it for $219.95 and adds
    a case (but it is unclear if is a usa or an import version).
    personally i would have no problem purchasing the import version from either
    of these dealers. the only difference between the usa and the import
    version is who is going to honor the warranty should you require service
    (nikon or the dealer). you are unlikely to have a poblem, but if you did
    you would not have a problem with these guys honoring the warranty.
     
    Christopher Muto, Jan 14, 2006
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