Yes it's true, and sad - these cameras have been discontinued - not just in the USA but everywhere. This info is from Fuji USA, Calumet, and Robert White co. in the UK. (The 617 and 680 cameras will continue). I asked Fuji USA if there were replacements and they said no. So,let's all buy the 680 (after taking out a second mortgage) and plan on carting around 10 pounds+ of camera and necessary tripod, and maybe a digital back and memory cards. Or, maybe the Mamiya 7 with it's fussy usually non-properly calibrated rangefinder and marginal light meter (also costing thousands). If you prefer 6x9 format like I do, using modern glass, I guess it's a view camera or nothing. Isn't 'progress' wonderful?