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Peter McLennan

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Good article on the death of film in the movie business.  

Arri and Panavision quietly ceased production of film cameras a few years ago.

Some of the reasons for film's recent and precipitous decline were political: a different set of union contracts controlled "electronic" production.

Film's future seems assured, but in an archiving role, not production.
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end of film camera production: what about SLR production?
« Reply #1 on: October 20, 2011, 05:22:59 PM »

... Arri and Panavision quietly ceased production of film cameras a few years ago.
And maybe no-one noticed, because people get their cine-cameras from a rental house or the stores of a studio they work for, and those are still adequately stocked to meet demand.  The denialism and anger in many of the comments to that story are predictable but saddening.

This raises the question: do Canon or Nikon still manufacture film SLR's? I know that the F6, F100 and EOS-1V are all still on the market, but of these, Nikon announced discontinuation of the F100 way back in 2006, so clearly stock can last long after production ends. So is this the case for the F6, or the EOS-1V?  Mere lack of an official discontinuation statement means little, since with a batch-produced product, the final decision to officially discontinue rather than running another batch might only happen when the warehouse is empty.

P. S. The Nikon F10 is outsourced (from Vivitar?), so that does not count.
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