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Canon done selling film cameras.
Old 05-31-2018   #1
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Canon done selling film cameras.

Finally ran out of inventory after 8 years. Tho B&H hasn't had any for quite a while...

https://petapixel.com/2018/05/30/can...fter-80-years/
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I think it is interesting that they will continue to repair them until 2025 (tp thr extent that parts inventory remains available).
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Never realized they had an inventory of cameras sitting around unsold. Amazing it took 8 years to sell them all! I wonder how many that was... A million? A thousand? A few hundred?
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still have a 1V on hand, occasionally run a roll or two through it, such a workhorse.
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Stating the obvious, but so many great used film cameras floating around, from Canon and others, at attractive prices. No surprise.
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I'm surprised. Wonder where they were keeping the EOS1-V inventory. I was searching for a new one a couple years ago and even contacted Canon USA, and they said none available.

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Family EOS 300 is in my bag today. It just keeps on working... And if I'm not using camera flash, batteries lasts for years. Those are now in it are more than five years old.
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Must still be a market for film cameras as I checked the B&H web page on Leicas and it looks like all the Leica film cameras are out of stock with more to arrive.

https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/searc...30&srtclk=sort

If you look at the price of the Leica M-A $4695 and it lasts only 10 years that works out to less than $40 per month to own. If it lasts only 20 years it amounts to less than $20 per month. Some electronic devices cost more than that per month.
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Finally ran out of inventory after 8 years. Tho B&H hasn't had any for quite a while...

https://petapixel.com/2018/05/30/can...fter-80-years/
They were officially discontinued in the US quite a while back, and service has already been terminated by Canon USA. The announcement that everyone is reporting today was made in Japanese and is addressed to Canon's home market (Japan).
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They were officially discontinued in the US quite a while back, and service has already been terminated by Canon USA. The announcement that everyone is reporting today was made in Japanese and is addressed to Canon's home market (Japan).
That makes more sense now.

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I'm surprised. Wonder where they were keeping the EOS1-V inventory. I was searching for a new one a couple years ago and even contacted Canon USA, and they said none available.
This was my understanding as well, a friend was trying to find one about three or four years back.
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If you look at the price of the Leica M-A $4695 and it lasts only 10 years that works out to less than $40 per month to own. If it lasts only 20 years it amounts to less than $20 per month. Some electronic devices cost more than that per month.

Makes me feel good about my N90S which I paid full retail for back in 1996. Its cost me just $3.75 a month...
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That’s great!

Hope your N90S still has a long life ahead!

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http://www.tamarkin.com
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That makes more sense now.



This was my understanding as well, a friend was trying to find one about three or four years back.
When I last checked, just this January, major Japanese retailers still had it:

https://www.photrio.com/forum/thread.../#post-2032796

But I looked again a moment ago. The notation on Canon Japan's web page for the 1V has been changed from "limited stock" to "sales discontinued" and the retailers also now say the same.
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They were officially discontinued in the US quite a while back, and service has already been terminated by Canon USA. The announcement that everyone is reporting today was made in Japanese and is addressed to Canon's home market (Japan).
So, this basically means that Canon probably ceased production a while ago and if what was posted over at the Red Dot forum is correct, Leica ceased production of the M7 on 5/24/2018.
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