Update: RobertWhite lists the Coolscan 9000 ED as discontinued.
In response to the numerous questions I received from readers about the Nikon Coolscan series in the past few months:
- In their recent newsletter Grays of Westminster wrote: "Most Nikon Coolscans have been discontinued"
- Nikon Germany lists the Coolscan IV, V, 4000 and 5000 in their archive section - they do not have any scanner listed as a current model.
- Nikon Japan lists all but the Coolscan 9000 ED model as discontinued.
- Nikon USA still lists the Coolscan 9000 ED as a current model.
- None of the major retailers currently has any Coolscan products in stock (B&H, Adorama, Amazon has some in stock with 1-2 months shipping estimate):
The future of the Coolscan line is not clear - maybe, just like the Nikon SLR film cameras, the 9000 model will be the last version and Nikon will continue to make it in limited quantities. I have not received a single hint about a potential new Coolscan products.