Funny item of my day...

Oct 5, 2007
Newtown, PA
B&H still has the EOS-1v for sale new, but not sure if they are still in production. Excluding that, the F6 and FM10 are about the only "real" 35mm SLR's still being made. Vivitar still makes a cam that takes Pentax K mount lenses. There are the Lomo's, and cheap no-name "student cameras", and that's about it. Sony/Minolta, Olympus, Pentax; they have all put the film SLR out to pasture. Even the iconic K-1000 seems to be a dead horse.

So yes, by current production standards, the F6 IS truly the best 35mm SLR in the world. And about the only.


There's virtually no market for new SLR's with so many cheap used ones. With no buyers, there's no reason to offer more than a couple...

Rangefinders are a different story though. Leica M7 and MP, Zeiss Ikon ZM and ZW, all of the Voigtlander Bessas, Mamiya 7ii...

Of course if we are straying out of 35mm, there's also the Mamiya RB67 and RZ67 and 645AFD, Hasselblad H4D and 503CW, etc. which pretty much all have digital backs available but are primarily film cameras.

And let's not forget the plethora of new 4x5 cameras and even 8x10 and larger that are being manufactured today.

Not sure if I get the joke either...or rather, why you find it amusing.

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