It'll take 6 months to repair my film camera. Is the industry REALLY ready for new ones?

Leica M2
(Image credit: Future)

Despite living in a world where digital photography reigns supreme, and the best mirrorless cameras are arguably the finest imaging tools we've ever seen, analog photography has seen a massive resurgence.

It has led to the likes of Pentax launching a new film camera and Mint reintroducing the Rollei brand with the Rollei 35AF. Film and analog cameras have become a very attractive option for many photographers, but sadly nostalgia only lasts so long when these cameras break down.

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Sebastian Oakley
Ecommerce Editor

For nearly two decades Sebastian's work has been published internationally. Originally specializing in Equestrianism, his visuals have been used by the leading names in the equestrian industry such as The Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI), The Jockey Club, Horse & Hound, and many more for various advertising campaigns, books, and pre/post-event highlights.


He is a Fellow of The Royal Society of Arts, holds a Foundation Degree in Equitation Science, and is a Master of Arts in Publishing.  He is a member of Nikon NPS and has been a Nikon user since the film days using a Nikon F5 and saw the digital transition with Nikon's D series cameras and is still to this day the youngest member to be elected into BEWA, The British Equestrian Writers' Association. 


He is familiar with and shows great interest in street, medium, and large format photography with products by Leica, Phase One, Hasselblad, Alpa, and Sinar. Sebastian has also used many cinema cameras from the likes of Sony, RED, ARRI, and everything in between. He now spends his spare time using his trusted Leica M-E or Leica M2 shooting Street photography or general life as he sees it, usually in Black and White.