Nikon is forging ahead as fast as it can against Canon after giving a ton of its users to Canon in the 80s and 90s. It's all digital now; why would Nikon (or any other mfg.) allow a chance that their premier contest is going to be won by a film-based entry? Especially if that entry was made with a technology they're trying to abandon. Even more, if that entry was made with products that they no longer make, or made during the period their users were abandoning them in a flood to the competition? A period, now gone, when they were the king.
This sucks, I agree, but you can't possibly be surprised by this, can you? Really?
Of fortunes sharpe adversite
The greatest infortune is this:
A man to have been in prosperite
And it remembir when it passid is.