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Thread: What was old is new again: Analog (film) cameras.

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    Super Moderator Kayaker72's Avatar
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    What was old is new again: Analog (film) cameras.

    Thought this was fun, but I just came across the fact that Leica is producing analog cameras again. The M6 was recently announced (reannounced?). Brand new for 2022. But, according to what I watched, they are even using some of the same machinery that was used in the 1980's. This led me to the page I link above, and apparently there are already M7 analog cameras out there, with the M6 being fully mechanical. They also say, this is not a limited edition run, this is the camera back in production.....and....

    Leica expects demand to exceed that production.

    So, if you have an extra $5k sitting around, not including lenses, you have another option on how to spend it
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    This is probably a good niche market for Leica, I don't think it'd be high volume, but enough to be worth their while.

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    My suspicion as well. But, both online and walking into my local photography store, I have been impressed with the amount of focus on film. Definitely a real resurgence. I was wondering when someone would start manufacturing film cameras again with used film cameras going for >$3k, it was a matter of time.

    Anyway, if I were to pick up a Leica, I'd probably go with the M11. But if I am going to drop that type of money, there are other priorities.

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