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Canon Officially Discontinues the EOS-1v Film Camera
« on: May 30, 2018, 12:49:49 PM »

Canon Japan has officially ended the sale of their last film camera, the EOS-1v.


From Canon Japan (Google Translated):


Thank you very much for your continued patronage of Canon products.


By the way, we are finally decided to end sales for the film single lens reflex camera “EOS – 1v”.


We will also take repair measures until October 31, 2025, even after the repair correspondence period of our company’s repair service contract for the purpose of improving service and support for customers who use this product.


This comes on the heals of Leica cancelling the M7, though they’re continuing to make the beautiful M-P for the moment.


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Canon Officially Discontinues the EOS-1v Film Camera
« on: May 30, 2018, 12:49:49 PM »

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Re: Canon Officially Discontinues the EOS-1v Film Camera
« Reply #1 on: May 30, 2018, 02:18:44 PM »
I think something is lost in the translation.

Notice concerning sales end of film single lens reflex camera "EOS-1v" and extension of repair correspondence period

It appears this announcement is for an extension of the repair period.

When B&H stopped selling the camera new and listed it as discontinued a few years ago, Canon USA said it would be serviced until 2017.

I always thought I wanted one and have watched them over the years, I have not seen a new one in several years.

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Re: Canon Officially Discontinues the EOS-1v Film Camera
« Reply #2 on: May 30, 2018, 03:00:41 PM »
Hard to compete against the used market I suppose.  I picked up a 1N last year on Ebay for $75, just because I can use my current EOS lenses, and it was so cheap (never owned a film autofocus camera before, and I'm not the best at manual focus).  But I basically fell in love with it, mostly for its balance of simplicity and usability.  For me, the horizontal arrangement of five focus points is perfect, and I sometimes wish the DSLRs were pared down a little without all the clutter. With a joystick and all cross-type focus points, five in a row would be all I'd ever need--you can focus and recompose very easily in both horizontal and vertical orientation.  But I realize that's not to be...

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Re: Canon Officially Discontinues the EOS-1v Film Camera
« Reply #3 on: May 30, 2018, 03:27:31 PM »
I've got one that only had 36 rolls of film through it, the shutter has died and I can't get a new one fitted by Canon.
Too often we lose sight of the fact that photography is about capturing light, if we have the ability to take control of that light then we grow exponentially as photographers. More often than not the image is not about lens speed, sensor size, DR, MP's or AF, it is about the light.

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Re: Canon Officially Discontinues the EOS-1v Film Camera
« Reply #4 on: May 30, 2018, 03:35:00 PM »
I've got one that only had 36 rolls of film through it, the shutter has died and I can't get a new one fitted by Canon.

After the repair correspondence period of our company repair service contract (October 31, 2020), we may refuse the repair due to parts inventory situation.

It isn't October 31, 2020. Maybe we do not know what a "repair correspondence" actually is. Maybe it just means they will email (correspond with) you about your repair and tell you that it will not be done.


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Re: Canon Officially Discontinues the EOS-1v Film Camera
« Reply #5 on: May 30, 2018, 09:07:26 PM »
so what. another step towards end of mirrorslapping in photography. Nothing important, just normal evolution of technology and some inertia and delays until the old stuff finally succumbs to newer, better.

2021 may also well be the year for Canon to end DSLR production, except maybe for a 1D Mk. III which may possibly be servicable until October 2031. Provided there are spare parts available.


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Re: Canon Officially Discontinues the EOS-1v Film Camera
« Reply #6 on: May 30, 2018, 11:54:06 PM »
I like "By the way..."

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Re: Canon Officially Discontinues the EOS-1v Film Camera
« Reply #7 on: May 31, 2018, 02:38:28 AM »
I'm amazed to hear they've been a stocked item for this long! I wouldn't be surprised if the current stock was manufactured years ago in a final large run, and this announcement coincides with the inventory finally running close to empty.

My last film camera was an EOS 1n, the forerunner to the 1V. It was sold as soon as the flawed but groundbreaking original 1Ds shipped. Time flies...

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Re: Canon Officially Discontinues the EOS-1v Film Camera
« Reply #8 on: May 31, 2018, 04:46:11 AM »
I owned one of these from 1998 until the first 5D came out in 2005.  I grew up shooting film and couldn't get myself to buy an APS-C camera so I waited until the first full frame Canon DSLR became available.  The 1V was a really nice camera for me, sad to see it go.   :-\

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Re: Canon Officially Discontinues the EOS-1v Film Camera
« Reply #9 on: May 31, 2018, 05:44:27 AM »
I owned one of these from 1998 until the first 5D came out in 2005.  I grew up shooting film and couldn't get myself to buy an APS-C camera so I waited until the first full frame Canon DSLR became available. The 1V was a really nice camera for me, sad to see it go.   :-\
The FF 1Ds launched nearly 3 years earlier in 2002.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canon_EOS-1Ds
I also had a 5D Classic. It was a revelation at the time.

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Re: Canon Officially Discontinues the EOS-1v Film Camera
« Reply #10 on: May 31, 2018, 06:14:49 AM »
I'm amazed to hear they've been a stocked item for this long! I wouldn't be surprised if the current stock was manufactured years ago in a final large run, and this announcement coincides with the inventory finally running close to empty.

correct. Production for EOS-1v ended already in 2010. Can't find the source text / link right now, but it was legit information.

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Re: Canon Officially Discontinues the EOS-1v Film Camera
« Reply #12 on: June 01, 2018, 05:32:44 PM »
so what. another step towards end of mirrorslapping in photography. Nothing important, just normal evolution of technology and some inertia and delays until the old stuff finally succumbs to newer, better.

2021 may also well be the year for Canon to end DSLR production, except maybe for a 1D Mk. III which may possibly be servicable until October 2031. Provided there are spare parts available.

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Re: Canon Officially Discontinues the EOS-1v Film Camera
« Reply #12 on: June 01, 2018, 05:32:44 PM »

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Re: Canon Officially Discontinues the EOS-1v Film Camera
« Reply #13 on: June 08, 2018, 02:58:10 AM »
so what. another step towards end of mirrorslapping in photography. Nothing important, just normal evolution of technology and some inertia and delays until the old stuff finally succumbs to newer, better.

2021 may also well be the year for Canon to end DSLR production, except maybe for a 1D Mk. III which may possibly be servicable until October 2031. Provided there are spare parts available.

Really? I for one still shoot film, and am not alone. And there are many of us. In fact, the dark room by where I live is often so crowded I have to wait.

Maybe you would take better pictures if you stopped trying to get the latest and "greatest" gadgets. I find it hard to believe you have a very immersive experience looking at a mini TV screen in your viewfinder.

Stop being a lemming to the marketing hype and smell the roses.

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Re: Canon Officially Discontinues the EOS-1v Film Camera
« Reply #14 on: June 08, 2018, 03:53:36 AM »
so what. another step towards end of mirrorslapping in photography. Nothing important, just normal evolution of technology and some inertia and delays until the old stuff finally succumbs to newer, better.

2021 may also well be the year for Canon to end DSLR production, except maybe for a 1D Mk. III which may possibly be servicable until October 2031. Provided there are spare parts available.

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lol, no kidding, right?

so what. another step towards end of mirrorslapping in photography. Nothing important, just normal evolution of technology and some inertia and delays until the old stuff finally succumbs to newer, better.

2021 may also well be the year for Canon to end DSLR production, except maybe for a 1D Mk. III which may possibly be servicable until October 2031. Provided there are spare parts available.

Really? I for one still shoot film, and am not alone. And there are many of us. In fact, the dark room by where I live is often so crowded I have to wait.

Maybe you would take better pictures if you stopped trying to get the latest and "greatest" gadgets. I find it hard to believe you have a very immersive experience looking at a mini TV screen in your viewfinder.

Stop being a lemming to the marketing hype and smell the roses.

Though I have disassembled my darkroom, I still have my enlarger, safelights, developing trays, and lots and lots of ilford paper :D

There are times when I really miss film.  It was a very happy time for photography as a hobby for me.  I still remember when I loved photography so much as a teenager (and didn't want to wait for the high school darkroom) that I put all my clothes onto book cases and shelves in my room so that I could convert my walk-in closet into a darkroom, sealed from light with duct taped, tripled-up garbage bags.

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Re: Canon Officially Discontinues the EOS-1v Film Camera
« Reply #14 on: June 08, 2018, 03:53:36 AM »