We had this topic already some days ago in the medium format sub forum. As far as I know, production had already stopped in 2008 or 2009 (at least that are the newest bodies I have seen so far) and they were selling off stock since then. Itīs a real pity but with lots of mint 503cw kits selling on Ebay for half what they cost new this move seemed inevitable in retrospect. I bought a 555ELD recently and wonder why they did not hold on to this promising concept. The motor housing could have easily hold a Li-ion battery that could power the camera and a digital back for 1000s of shots. Then they could have integrated the metering system of the 203FE or 205FCC and asked Zeiss to create some new AF lenses, which they willingful would have done I suppose.