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Old 13-01-2006, 12:44 PM
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end of an era

Nikon to discontinue most of their film cameras.


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Old 13-01-2006, 08:44 PM
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T'was only a matter of time. I used to say that I would use my film camera after I got my DSLR...pffft..what rubbish.
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Old 13-01-2006, 09:43 PM
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T'was only a matter of time. I used to say that I would use my film camera after I got my DSLR...pffft..what rubbish.
Agree, after my first overseas trip with the Olympus5050 checked the results gave my lovely Minolta SLR to my daughter, end of story.
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Old 13-01-2006, 10:09 PM
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T'was only a matter of time. I used to say that I would use my film camera after I got my DSLR...pffft..what rubbish.
Sound familiar.

At first I said I would never use digital, Then I went digital and I vowed to use film until it became uneconomical, Now I only use digital
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Old 13-01-2006, 10:42 PM
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Digital still can't compete in the 20+ Mpixel category! Or, heaven forfend, in holography where Gpixels (1000Mpixels) are needed. Film is not dead yet! .. and will not be for a long time, because at the most demanding (and highly specialised) end of the market digital is so far behind that it is much more cost effective to put more money into improving the chemical medium... That's how I see it anyway.

.. but I have seen film die in most non-specialist areas, ... including my own home (and I'm saving up for a 350D).
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Old 14-01-2006, 04:58 PM
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what surprises me is that second hand SLR camera (film) still appear to command a decent price.

and the problem with digital is that every few years you will be buying a new camera to get the next best small size/number of pixel collector..... with film you didn't need to do that
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Old 14-01-2006, 07:24 PM
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Digital still can't compete in the 20+ Mpixel category! Or, heaven forfend, in holography where Gpixels (1000Mpixels) are needed. Film is not dead yet! .. and will not be for a long time, because at the most demanding (and highly specialised) end of the market digital is so far behind that it is much more cost effective to put more money into improving the chemical medium... That's how I see it anyway.

.. but I have seen film die in most non-specialist areas, ... including my own home (and I'm saving up for a 350D).
Most professional photographers now use digital except for as you say specialist stuff like large group portraits and ken Duncan type landscapes and yes film will be around for a while. When I was a professional photographer it was in the era of film and that was what I was taught so I do have a nostalga for film. But when I went to China / Tibet I took both digital and film camera's I realised the big advantages that digital had over the older technology, Ive now got 2 film camera's not seeing much action....it is the end of an era.
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Old 16-01-2006, 12:58 PM
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It is a sad day for anyone who has had the pleasure of using a 35mm Nikon SLR. At least they are still making the F6, arguably the best 35mm SLR ever made, but it is sad to see the end of the F100 and F80 which are what the D100, D70 and Fuji S3pro DSLR's evolved from.
I guess it's been a long time coming and surely the other manufacturers aren't far behind. I find it hard to believe how many models of 35mm cameras are still available, both SLR and compacts.
My 35mm Nikon bodies will outlast me, so as long as Fuji keep making film I'm happy!
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well i am on film till i can afford dslr....

film was bound to go eventually.
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