Am I the only one who is underwhelmed by Nikon's 100th Anniversary announcements? Could it be that they REALLY have some surprises in store for us (pun intended)?!
My specific interest is a Nikon F7, and the reason why I think the time is ripe for one now is the quiet resurgence of film manufacturing (or it's unwillingness to simply die!). Theough choice is still limited in the digital age quite a few players have rejoined the fray. Now admittedly with probably 200 million film cameras in the used market it doesn't look good for a new film SLR, but that would be to ingore the strength of the micro-market. What?! You know... Those sites that brought you Peak design Bags and Petzval Lenses and Hasselnuts "digital" backs.. And let,s not forget that Nikon is a relatively small company concentrated on imaging. I believe they have enough resources to do a budget build taking the chassis of a D810, sticking in a film transport engine from the F6, updated af from the D5 and a digital back option from a patent they had in 2012 and voila'... Small volume but HUGE publicity that is going to make Canon cringe. Sure we're looking at a global demand of 20,000 units (total guestimate... But have a look at F6 serial numbers as a guide). Fairly easy to limit your losses - only accept pre-orders making it easy on dealers.. Comments?