Because their 'modern' looking MF slr didn't sell well at all. In fact I'm pretty sure the least successful SLR Nikon ever made was the F601m/N6000, the MF version of the F601/N6006. I own one, it works pretty well, but in many ways it's a pain to use compared to a traditional layout SLR, and it's frikkin huge compared to a FM3a. The only reason I use my F601m anymore is it's the only camera I own with program shift, flash exposure compensation and rear curtain sync, which come in handy on occasion.Originally Posted by ajuk
As to the OM2000, well Nikon already sells an almost identical SLR as the FM10 (The FM10 is actually the same as the OM2000 apart from having more modern styling and the mount) so why would they go along those lines for an SLR which was specifically introduced as a 'Retro' model.