Canon end sales for its last film camera

Judy Cobb
June 3, 2018

By the way, we are finally chose to end sales for the film single lens reflex camera "EOS - 1v" page on its Japanese website states.

Existing owners aren't being left out in the cold, however, as Canon has vowed to accept fix orders until October 31, 2025.

The EOS-1v was Canon's last professional-grade film SLR. It marks the first time in more than 80 years that Canon doesn't have a film-based camera for sale. Stubborn holdouts (many fine art photographers still use film exclusively) and newfound enthusiasts have even convinced some companies to reverse their exit from the film industry; past year Kodak announced it was reviving its beloved Ektachrome slide film. However, starting October 2020, Canon might refuse repairs if it doesn't have the right parts.

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The EOS-1V, a professional 35mm SLR, was launched in 2000, and its design paved the way for the modern generations of Canon EOS DSLRs. The company notes that it will continue repairing the EOS-1V until October 31, 2025.

Canon this week officially ended sales of its last remaining film camera, the single lens reflex (SLR) EOS-1V.

The first one released by Canon was a 35mm focal-plane-shutter camera known as "The Kwanon". We'll see if any competitors ramp up their efforts in film now that Canon has announced its departure from the space, but considering how long it took Canon to sell through EOS-1V stock, that probably isn't likely. They will much prefer the convenience that digital cameras offer.

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