Thursday, January 12, 2006

Et Tu, Nikon?

The New York Times reports that Nikon is easing out of the film camera business, slashing it's lineup up film cameras. This saddens me.

From the Times,
The company, based in Tokyo, is the latest to join an industrywide shift toward digital photography, which has exploded in popularity. Rivals like Kodak and Canon have already shifted most of their camera production into digital products.

Nikon said it would halt production of all but two of its seven film cameras and would also stop making most lenses for those cameras. The company will halt production of the film camera models "one by one," though it refused to specify when.

I have been a big evangelist for my little Kodak 3.1 megapixel pocket digital, and I haven't shot film in 6 months, but I've really been meaning to. I wonder, will I ever find a cheap negative scanner?


Blogger Laba said...

I don't understand why they're phasing out the lens. For both Nikon and Canon, the professional lens have always been interchangable between film and digital bodies.

9:45 PM  

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