I just read an online article (dated 05/25) reporting that Canon has "joined the exodus from film." It has announced that it is progressively getting out of the film camera market. It will still be selling its existing line of film cameras, but producing no new ones. In doing so, Canon is joining other camera manufacturers who have already moved out of film. Well, as long as they continue to manufacture parts for my EOS Elan 7n, I'll do my best to protract the death throes indefinitely. That is, as long as there is print and slide film around somewhere. I've been expecting such news; still it's sad that it's finally announced.