Canon and Nikon Halt Production

 - Jul 22, 2006
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It's official: film cameras are now a thing of the past. With Canon and Nikon out of the game, your aging film camera is now a piece of history. Maybe it will become a collector's item.

To honour the past, CNET ran a special showing some of the classic innovations in film photography. The camera shown here is the Mamiya Super Delux, "This Mamiya Super Deluxe range finder camera was released in November 1964 and had a relatively fast f/1.5 Mamiya-Sekor lens. The lens also featured a mechanical self-timer that lasted about five seconds. Aperture and shutter speed also were set mechanically on the lens. Because it was a range finder, a photographer would focus by twisting the dial on the lens ring until a little yellow box in the center of the image appeared to line up with the rest of the image."