Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Film camera death watch: CIPA drops film camera stats

The Camera & Imaging Products Association (CIPA) has stopped reporting on film camera production figures, according to an article by Chris Cheesman of Amateur Photographer.

According to the Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade & Industry--now the only source for such information--only 529 35mm cameras were made in Japan in February. That's sad.

And I'll bet most of those cameras were specialty cameras made by Cosina under the Voigtlander Bessa brand (see a fine specimen, below).

Is this the last of the Dodos?

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