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    Canon to Stop Making SLRs

    I'm not a doom and gloom person, but since I shoot Canon equipment this hits a little closer to home.

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060525/...ge/japan_canon
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    Note that they are not stopping production of film-based SLRs, just they will cease development of NEW film-based SLR designs. Which is still somewhat depressing, but not nearly as bad as the Nikon/Konica-Minolta news.

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    To be quite honest, as long as there is film being made, I don't care too much. The film camera market was heavily oversaturated and digital just quickened the pace of such things.

    When you consider the thousands of film SLRs currently on eBay, needs of those who want one can be filled.

    What's too bad is that us who choose to stay with film don't get all the newest advancements that could be made later on.

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    Over a year ago they announced that they weren't going to introduce any new film cameras. I'm not sure there's anything new in this latest announcement.
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    Does not look to be anything new, other than what I read a long time ago, they will not develop new cameras, but will continue to sell the models they currently have.

    R.

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    Well, you can always switch to the Nikon F6. I'm sure that will be their last film SLR.

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    For myself I am completely satisfied with the technology already available in film cameras. I would like to believe that new lenses will continue to be designed and sold for film cameras. Mostly though, I am concerned that film and paper will become increasingly expensive and that further refinements will cease.
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    They are not stopping production, they are stopping research and development. To be honest I can't see what improvements could be made to a modern SLR, the lenses yes, but not the bodies. Nikon had the right idea with the FM3A. But they shot themselves in the foot and ceased provduction of it.


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    Quote Originally Posted by David A. Goldfarb
    Over a year ago they announced that they weren't going to introduce any new film cameras. I'm not sure there's anything new in this latest announcement.
    I must have missed that one. This is the first I've heard of it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Andy K
    ... Nikon had the right idea with the FM3A. But they shot themselves in the foot and ceased provduction of it.
    How true ... I was in the market for a new FM3A and alas... Depressing.

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