The twilight of the film camera
Posted 11 January 2006 - 03:14 PM
Is this the real end of the film era?
I guess the good news are that "Nikon Corporation has made the decision to focus management resources on digital cameras in place of film cameras."
Luiz Rocha - www.luizrocha.com
Nikon D800, Aquatica AD800, Ikelite strobes.
Posted 11 January 2006 - 11:30 PM
2 Aquatica f/3 housings
Nikon film f/5's and f/3's cameras
Way to many strobes to list
All that Nikonos junk
and now a subal d300 setup
Still a film divasourus with a baby toe in digital world
Posted 12 January 2006 - 06:05 AM
I think I remember reading around 2002 or so a good digital migration story. Jim Watt was kneeling on a beach in Hawaii shooting nesting turtles with what then was a ground breaking dSLR, the Canon D60. I think after shooting it, reviewing his photos immediately KNOWING he got some keepers he proclaimed "Film is DEAD!" to other shooters he was with. They didn't quite take him seriously
And he was right WAY BACK THEN. I bought two (2) Nikon D100 cameras (having Nikon glass back then) on the day they went on sale, I think June 2002 and never looked back.....
No love lost here....
P.S. - Been trying out a Canon 5D, what a machine!
Posted 12 January 2006 - 06:39 AM
Posted 12 January 2006 - 06:59 AM
Nikon actually cannot afford to devote resources to producing outdated camera bodies like the F80 and F60.
My guess is the remaining stock of parts will be used for repairs, and Nikon will go 100% with their manufacturing in Thailand (standardized for the D70, D50, and perhaps D200) and their plant in Japan for "professional cameras (D2x and h, F6).
Dual Ikelite Strobes
Photo site - www.reefpix.org
Posted 12 January 2006 - 09:20 AM
How long will it be before Canon follow suit?