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    FUJIFILM--discontinued camera models

    ...discontinued their last 3 film cameras. Film cameras that by all accounts were of VERY high quality. I guess their commitment to film is not what they claimed it would be.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RattyMouse View Post
    ...discontinued their last 3 film cameras. Film cameras that by all accounts were of VERY high quality. I guess their commitment to film is not what they claimed it would be.
    My mistake, they are keeping the black Klasse W and S. The Natura and silver Klasse models are being cancelled.

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    Don't recall the Klasse being officially exported, same goes for the Natura. Low production models intended for the home market. None of the Japanese makers did especially well with their upscale, premium-priced p&s film cameras on the N. American market.

    They're still making the GF 670, right?

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    How about a link?

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    Thought the Natura with the 1.9 lens was axed 5-6 years ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by erikg View Post
    How about a link?
    Whoops. Thought I included that. This link contains a link to the FUJIFILM japan site with the official annoucement.

    http://photorumors.com/

    http://ffis.fujifilm.co.jp/informati...lein_0015.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by CGW View Post
    Don't recall the Klasse being officially exported, same goes for the Natura. Low production models intended for the home market. None of the Japanese makers did especially well with their upscale, premium-priced p&s film cameras on the N. American market.

    They're still making the GF 670, right?
    No, the GF670 was a single run of 10,000 cameras. They are still working off stock of that run from several years ago.

    Yes the 35mm cameras were not for export, but that did not stop many people from selling them on ebay and other places. They are all over China's taobao.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RattyMouse View Post
    No, the GF670 was a single run of 10,000 cameras. They are still working off stock of that run from several years ago.

    Yes the 35mm cameras were not for export, but that did not stop many people from selling them on ebay and other places. They are all over China's taobao.
    The Natura Classica wasn't a patch on the original fast lens Natura. The original Klasse in Fuji or Rollei form and the latter S/W were a tough sell, much like Nikon and Minolta's premium p&s models. N. Americans generally didn't get the concept or utility of superb optics on a jewel-like, fixed lens camera with AE/auto options.

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    Sad to hear the Klasse W will not be around, that is on my GAS list.....
    Last edited by zsas; 08-09-2012 at 10:24 AM. Click to view previous post history.
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    Is Klasse W the higher end camera compared to S or Natura?

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