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    Nikon to Discontinue Manufacture of LF and Enlarging Lenses....hmmm

    Someone just sent me this link on the Nikon.uk site, I have not seen this announcement on the US site as of yet.

    http://www.nikon.co.uk/press_room/re...w.aspx?rid=201

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    Hmm... also seems to apply to film cameras, except the F6 and FM10. Buy them while you can.
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    Can't say it comes as any surprise. I thought Nikon had ended manufacturing of LF lenses a few years ago. Is Schnieder and Cooke the only ones left mfg new lenses?

    Not to worry though. There are thousands of LF lenses out there and I would imagine quite a few that were purchased in the last few years that have seen little or no use on a camera. Many, many more lenses then the current or future number of LF shooters could ever need.
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    Is Fuji still manufacturing LF lenses?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Chinn
    Can't say it comes as any surprise. I thought Nikon had ended manufacturing of LF lenses a few years ago. Is Schnieder and Cooke the only ones left mfg new lenses?

    Not to worry though. There are thousands of LF lenses out there and I would imagine quite a few that were purchased in the last few years that have seen little or no use on a camera. Many, many more lenses then the current or future number of LF shooters could ever need.
    Good thing I have standardized on Schnieder lenses then.
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    The best place to drool over new lf lenses is http://www.badgergraphic.com

    Quote Originally Posted by colrehogan
    Is Fuji still manufacturing LF lenses?
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    I don't beleive Fuji or Rodenstock still make new lenses. I think anything retailed as new is old stock. It can take quite awhile to sell off these lenses. B&H was listing new G-Clarons 3 years after Schnieder quit making them. With all the quality used lenses out there it can take quite awhile to sell a new 355 G-Claron for $1000 when they show up quite often on Ebay for around $600.

    I could be wrong about fuji and rodenstock. Hope I am!
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    Interesting that so far no news service has picked this up (I searched for Nikon on Google news).

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    I wonder if Nikon, USA will even consider it worth mentioning...

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