Both my F6s purchased early this year have serial numbers just over 27000 so obviously they are making them in decent numbers. Of all the huge numbers of 35mm cameras I've had (SLRs and rangefinders) nothing comes close to the F6 in terms of shooting pleasure and capability. Plenty of cameras are pleasurable or capable but the F6 has both traits in abundance. Any waiverers should indulge in it - it is a very worthy camera.