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    I agree with analog equipment being really cheap now compared to a few years ago, but in regards to their prices rising in a few years' time or the emergence of new cameras, I have to disagree. Didn't Nikon and Canon announced that they're not coming out with new film cameras, and there hasn't been a new Pentax, Olympus, Leica or Minolta (Sony bought them over) film camera announced since the last major 35mm film camera - Nikon F6 came out. It'll be nice if the prices of used analog gear go up, but it's doubtful.

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    The same phenomenon is happening with analog photography. You can buy photo equipment for next to nothing now, but this period won't last. The prices will go up in a few years time and we will see the emergence of new cameras, dedicated to a specialized market. It's already happening.

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    While there are film companies like Ilford and film camera devotees like Mr Kobayashi, there will be cameras and film.


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    Quote Originally Posted by film_guy View Post
    and there hasn't been a new Pentax, Olympus, Leica or Minolta (Sony bought them over) film camera announced since the last major 35mm film camera - Nikon F6 came out.
    While your statement is quite true for the specific brands mentioned, there ARE brand new film cameras being designed and manufactured. Consider the Cosina company, which produces the Voigtlander line of "M" mount rangefinder cameras bearing the Voigtlander name. There are at least 4 current models, with 2 being new this year. They also build under contract the new Zeiss-Ikon "M" mount rangefinder cameras, now at 2 models. These are brand new designs. Not to mention the literally dozens of small production Large Format cameras being made, and panoramic cameras. Even the newest medium-format cameras from Roelli/Sinar and Hasselblad/Fuji, while primarily designed for digital, have film backs available. The film camera industry is not dead, it is just not in the mainstream of consumer cameras.

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