Buying Guide: Twelve 35mm Film Cameras That Survived the Digital Apocalypse
Had enough of digital photography? Here's a dozen 35mm film cameras that you can buy right now!
By Mason Resnick
You know that the jig is up for film photography when the category "Film Cameras" has been placed by a major photographic retail web site under the subcategory "Specialty Cameras". And yet, there are many enthusiastic film shooters out there. And it is interesting which, of all cameras, are still in the pipeline.
And yes, the best film camera deal might be sitting in your closet, waiting for you to pick it up again. But aging gear, jammed shutters, a paucity of reasonably-priced repair places and film formats that are long gone may have rendered many a classic film camera useless. Fear not: There are still brand spankin' new film cameras for sale.
Many of these cameras were manufactured years ago, and have been sitting on retailer shelves, waiting for the occasional film freak to buy them. Demand has not exactly been high. Leica is a major exception and continues to make new film cameras all the time. So here you go: Here's what's still available if you're ready to crack and load. Click on the underlined links or the photos if you're interested in buying.
If you want an interchangeble-lens SLR, you have two choices, and they're both Nikons.