Nikon F6: Nikon’s last film SLR discontinued
After 16 years in production, Nikon has discontinued its iconic Nikon F6 SLR, with the Nikon Australia website seemingly confirming the news.
The F6 was the last film SLR made by Nikon before the Japanese company shifted their focus to digital, and for many years was one of the only film cameras that could still be purchased new in store.
However recent reports from Nikon Rumors, who cite their source as a Nikon dealer in Germany, had confirmed the camera was to bbe discontinued. Apparently, this dealer, among others in Europe, was sent a memo from Nikon to say that some Nikon products were being discontinued and therefore were no longer available to be ordered.
On the Nikon Australia website, the camera has been moved to the discontinued section.
There have also been reports that the Nikon D5 DSLR and the SB-300 flash, as well as some other older lenses, have been discontinued alongside the F6.
According to the source, the discontinued products are:
- The Nikon F6
- The Nikon D5
- The Nikon SB-300
- The NIKKOR AI-S 50mm f/1.2
- The NIKKOR 24mm f/2.8
Up until recently, the Nikon F6 was still selling on Nikon’s US website and on the sites of other retailers for $2,600 USD ($3,659 AUD) brand new.
However with Nikon keeping the F6 in production for so long in a world that has become increasingly digital, perhaps the move was inevitable.