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    The fact that Fujifilm actually came out with a brand new medium-format camera taking 120 film, should speak volumes about the future of film.
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    Quote Originally Posted by epp View Post
    The fact that Fujifilm actually came out with a brand new medium-format camera taking 120 film, should speak volumes about the future of film.
    Does it really?

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    It has to, it's the first new film camera released in a while from them.

    If Fujifilm saw no future in film, why would they have released the camera?
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    Pardon my ignorance - which camera?

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    Quote Originally Posted by epp View Post
    It has to, it's the first new film camera released in a while from them.

    If Fujifilm saw no future in film, why would they have released the camera?
    Well, the camera was made for only one production run. 10,000 I've read. That was a few years ago and it is still available. Meaning that there was not much demand for it even 2-3 years later.

    Supposed to be a great camera.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RattyMouse View Post
    Well, the camera was made for only one production run. 10,000 I've read. That was a few years ago and it is still available. Meaning that there was not much demand for it even 2-3 years later.

    Supposed to be a great camera.
    I did not know it was released that long ago. One vendor online is selling it for $1,600 USD. Definitely an expensive camera.
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    Quote Originally Posted by epp View Post
    I did not know it was released that long ago. One vendor online is selling it for $1,600 USD. Definitely an expensive camera.
    Yeah, very expensive. With film sales drying up, Fujifilm should have sold this camera as a loss leader, in order to generate more film sales. $1000 would have sold a lot more GF670's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RattyMouse View Post
    Yeah, very expensive. With film sales drying up, Fujifilm should have sold this camera as a loss leader, in order to generate more film sales. $1000 would have sold a lot more GF670's.
    Which uses more film? A Holga or a Fujifilm camera? Anyways, it's not like there's a problem buying used MF cameras. My Pentax 645 used to cost, what, over $1500? And now it's $100 or so from KEH. This weekend I bought over $500 worth of film. Do you think it was for a Fujifilm or Kodak camera? LF color ain't cheap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RattyMouse View Post
    Well, the camera was made for only one production run. 10,000 I've read. That was a few years ago and it is still available. Meaning that there was not much demand for it even 2-3 years later.

    Supposed to be a great camera.
    Except the subsequent release of a second model, the GF670W, suggests it wasn't a total failure. I don't understand the pricing of the W version but it seems to be mainly aimed at their home market.

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