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Re: Nikon to end camera body production in Japan by end of year
« Reply #1 on: June 12, 2021, 12:57:39 »
Sad news.  Let us hope that the company can keep going and that better times for it are ahead.
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Re: Nikon to end camera body production in Japan by end of year
« Reply #2 on: June 12, 2021, 16:53:33 »
They still continue making parts for the cameras, tools for the manufacturing and design the cameras and their manufacture in Japan, so it's not that they close shop completely.

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Re: Nikon to end camera body production in Japan by end of year
« Reply #3 on: June 12, 2021, 23:02:22 »
According to that story, the only camera still being made in Japan is the D6.  It doesn't look like much will change for Nikon users.

I don't know if Nikon bodies are being made in other countries but all the most recent DSLR bodies I own were made in Thailand.  Not sure where the Z series has been made.
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Re: Nikon to end camera body production in Japan by end of year
« Reply #4 on: June 12, 2021, 23:24:05 »
Both my Z6 and Z7 were made in Japan, but I understand the Z6II and Z7II are made in Thailand.

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Re: Nikon to end camera body production in Japan by end of year
« Reply #5 on: June 12, 2021, 23:45:40 »
Now thats bad news.
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Re: Nikon to end camera body production in Japan by end of year
« Reply #6 on: June 13, 2021, 01:08:02 »
Even though the camera bodies will no more be produced in Japan, all of their products are still developed here.

The lettering in the body or the lens has nothing to do with the actual operation, if it is "Thailand", "China" or "Japan".  So far as the production is concerned, QC is the only factor that matters.
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Re: Nikon to end camera body production in Japan by end of year
« Reply #7 on: June 13, 2021, 04:57:10 »
> So far as the production is concerned, QC is the only factor that matters.

I totally agree with Akira-san.

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Re: Nikon to end camera body production in Japan by end of year
« Reply #8 on: June 13, 2021, 05:42:51 »
I don't buy the spin: the people of Japan are being cast aside.
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Re: Nikon to end camera body production in Japan by end of year
« Reply #9 on: July 22, 2021, 08:10:32 »
As a Nikon user since my first Nikon F purchased new in 1970 I find this news quite sad. 

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Re: Nikon to end camera body production in Japan by end of year
« Reply #10 on: July 22, 2021, 15:01:31 »
As a Nikon user since my first Nikon F purchased new in 1970 I find this news quite sad.

World is changing. In the years Nikon incepted the F, Japanese was still standing for cheap low quality imitations.
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