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Canon may halt development of film cameras

Discussion in 'Photography & Video' started by hoodmeister, 25 May 2006.

  1. hoodmeister


    Joined: 18 Sep 2005

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    Location: Cardiff

    From dpReview


    What's your take on this? I, for one, would be dissapointed. Sure, it's not as popular as it once was, for obvious reasons - but I certainly beleive film to still have a home amongst photographers.
  2. SCM


    Joined: 20 Jan 2004

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    Location: Fife, Scotland/Hell

    They might keep the high end film cameras, I assume they do these like Nikon does, going for the professionals but the public is generally going digital now. Very few manufacturers are making film cameras for the public as they dont want them now.

  3. SDK^


    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 18,916

    Yeah it would be a shame but I guess current film cameras have all the features people need and as long as EF lenses continue to be developed then they will still benefit from the upgrades.

    It's amazing how fast technology has moved on though.
    I was reading something on the BBC News website last week that said when the new Wembley stadium was designed a darkroom was built into the plans. Now they have scrapped that to make way for another digital media/press centre.
  4. rpstewart

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 11 Mar 2003

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    Location: Greenock, Scotland

    I can't say I'm surprised really, I doubt there's anyone buying a compact or APS film camera these days and the SLR market is likely to be bottom end 300Vs or top end 1 series bodies and to be honest I doubt that there are many PJs still using film.

    As SDK said, there's nothing more needing added to 1 series film SLRs, there hasn't been a new one of those in 5+ years, the 1D series still use the same AF & metering modules as the film bodies so there's obviously nothing wrong with the basic technology.
  5. ShakenNstirred


    Joined: 5 Jun 2003

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    less said about Wembley :)
    by the time its ready it will look outdated hahahaha
  6. Gamefreak501


    Joined: 7 Aug 2003

    Posts: 7,979

    Location: Bedfordshire

    Another nail in the coffin it seems.

    Well, not for sure, but sounds like it.

    It's a shame really but that looks like the way in which everything is going.
  7. nolimit

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 20 Aug 2003

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    Location: London

    well also good thing, we can get film SLR much cheaper now.

    I plan to get F100 or F5.