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Wednesday, January 11, 2006

Nikon Cuts Back its Film Camera Business

Nikon has posted today on its Japanese website a statement announcing that due to market conditions, it will be cutting back substantially on the range of products it offers for film photography. Large-format lenses and enlarging lenses are to be discontinued, with further sales limited to remaining stocks. The 35mm film SLR line is to be cut back to only the F6 on the high end and the FM10 as an entry-level model. The only manual-focus 35mm-format lenses to remain in production are the 20/2.8 AIS, 24/2.8 AIS, 28/2.8 AIS, 35/1.4 AIS, 50/1.2 AIS, 50/1.4 AIS, 55/2.8 Micro AIS, 105/2.8 Micro AIS, and 85/2.8 PC-Micro D. Of course, because of the shared lens mount, the still-current AF Nikkors continue to provide an extensive line of compatible lenses for Nikon film camera bodies.

Posted by: OREN GRAD


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Blogger Mike said...

So, I guess that means that the (fairly) recently released 45mm F2.8P AIS manual focus "pancake" lens will be one of the ones discontinued?...

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