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Nikonos is going away

Discussion in 'The Nikon Niche' started by Ed Jewell, Jan 23, 2002.

  1. Ed Jewell

    Ed Jewell Instructor, Scuba

    # of Dives: I'm a Fish!
    Location: Melbourne, FL/Shavertown, PA
    I'm sure by now that most of you that have been involved in underwater photography have heard that Nikon is stopping the production of the Nikonos camera due to lack of sales. I believe this is that final year of production.

    If Nikon develops another generation of Nikonos in the future, do you think the next one will be completely digital? This seems to be where all photography is headed. It seems the next logical move for Nikon if they want to remain in the uw photogaphy market.

    If a digital Nikonos is in our future, I just hope that it will accept all of the current Nikonos lenses (15mm, 35mm 28mm, etc).

    Ed :goofy:
  2. lakesdiver

    lakesdiver Barracuda

    Ho, ho, ho. Surely you jest! If they come out with a digital camera, bet you a beer your (and my) old lenses will NOT be compatable.
  3. Jonathan

    Jonathan Divemaster

    I read somewhere this week that they have actually made their last batch of 3,000 - very sad.

    I think the problem stems from Japan where the digital camera has completely taken over, in particular Olympus with their Camedia series have really cornered the maket though Sony do make a housing for the P1 and P5.

    I was diving last weekend and could not believe the number of cameras on show - just goes to show when the Japanese do something they really go for it. It was a bit bizarre though as I only wanted to take photos from land as it was the most boring site underwater I have been to. As I was training I did not have my camera with me.

  4. desertdiver

    desertdiver Angel Fish

    One good thing is that used im seeing a lot of sellers of used nikonos. really a good time to haggle with the price. nothing to loose. [except when u found out it was flooded!]
  5. blacknet

    blacknet Loggerhead Turtle


    Actually I think different. I forsee a 'wet camera' in the near future. A camera that does not require a housing or pressure proofing.

    Accessories will still be made for awhile.


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