Quote Originally Posted by PHOTOTONE View Post
Well, that statement is not exactly true. Leica, Voigtlander and Zeiss all market high-quality film rangefinder cameras. There are low-end film SLR's from Vivitar and Cosina/Voigtlander, Hasselblafd makes a medium-format SLR with an available film back. The current incarnation of Roelli sells medium-format film cameras. There are a wealth of large-format cameras from makers all over the world. One can still get disposable cameras preloaded with C-41 film.
Let's say it's true enough. What about Canon/Nikon/Pentax/Minolta(oops, eaten by Konica, then Sony), Olympus? You know, the stuff that filled the shelves in 2000 that's nowhere to be seen now except on eBay, swap meets, Craigslist, and around/on our necks and shoulders. Leicas, Hassies, Rolleis and LF cameras weren't and aren't mass market. Yup, dollar stores are the "go-to" for new film cameras--got 10 Kodak flash disposables for my New Year's party for <20 bucks!