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Category: Film SLRs

Reuters reports Canon may cease film camera development - Canon will continue to produce and sell existing models and will make a final decision in the future based on market demand.

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Reuters reports Canon may cease film camera development
The rapidly changing photography market has already prompted Nikon to halt production of many of its film cameras, and for Konica Minolta to withdraw from the photographic industry altogether.

Reuters news agency has reported that development of both Canon's film compact and SLR cameras may cease to to the shrinking market for 35mm film.

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spaceman
spaceman  105159 forum posts Wales3 Constructive Critique Points
26 May 2006 - 12:29 AM

I thought they'd stopped ages ago.

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Hanners
Hanners e2 Member 8875 forum postsHanners vcard Ireland10 Constructive Critique Points
26 May 2006 - 1:23 AM

...and they said that Digital cameras would never take off & that they were just a fad

vivo
vivo  9 Australia
26 May 2006 - 2:08 AM

As long as the consumers needs are met, film will still be here to stay - behind digital of course. Just my humble opinion.

Dmitri
Dmitri  980 forum posts
26 May 2006 - 3:09 AM

You can still buy 1v second-hand at a reasonable price. So what's the problem?

Graflex
Graflex  11488 forum posts United Kingdom
26 May 2006 - 3:24 AM

...and if it breaks down,because of tumbling prices,chuck it,and buy another film camera.Most will last a life time..
Forget the bogeyman scares about film also-they said the piston plane wouldn't last,sorry it's still flying around the World & giving perfect service.

Dmitri
Dmitri  980 forum posts
26 May 2006 - 4:14 AM

You can still buy 1v second-hand at a reasonable price. So what's the problem?

MartPics
MartPics  7 United Kingdom
26 May 2006 - 6:22 AM

It's sad really, how long before industry stops making film. Hope i can continue to use my Nikon FM.

Graflex
Graflex  11488 forum posts United Kingdom
26 May 2006 - 6:44 AM

Import the stuff from the States-simple.Chemicals as well in powder form.

Don't let the 'Diggi' boys put you off,film will be around,like butter & marge.Go side by side.Spread just the same.

matt5791
matt5791  9747 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
26 May 2006 - 11:25 PM

The "problem" with film cameras is that a 30 year old one performs to very high standards so it makes so much sense, economically, to buy second hand, and there are so many good models in very nice condition in circulation.

Just Jas
Just Jas  1225716 forum posts England1 Constructive Critique Points
29 May 2006 - 1:46 AM

Never mind - you can still buy a Seagull DF-200A 35mm SLR!

Just Jas
Just Jas  1225716 forum posts England1 Constructive Critique Points
29 May 2006 - 1:49 AM

And use all your Pentax lenses with it!

Might be a 'step up' Smile)

quick
quick  8 United Kingdom
26 Sep 2006 - 6:38 PM

Never mind my mamiya 35mm will last for eons,now that i have replaced the camera light seals,and it does not need batterys for shooting pics...my plastic canon 35mm eos cameras i have can fade into oblivion for me.

ianrobinson
ianrobinson e2 Member 41106 forum postsianrobinson vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
27 Oct 2011 - 4:36 PM

Film has had it's day when cameras are getting so good with digital.
Digital is so convenient it's silly not to use it and software such as cs5 are brilliant tools for digital dark rooms.
Life is too short to be messing in the real dark rooms then realising you got it wrong.

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