Pour one out for photographic film-loving Canon fans. The company announced that it’s officially discontinuing sales of the EOS-1v, its last fim camera. The camera launched in 2000 and went out of production ten years later, but the company has spent the last eight years selling the remainder of the stock.

“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.’”

That’s a pretty nonchalant way to announce that you’re no longer in the photographic film business. The EOS-1v made an impact on Canon’s future, becoming the structural basis for several cameras that came afterwards.

The company will continue to repair existing EOS-1v cameras until October 31st, 2025. However, requests made after October 31st 2020 may be denied if the appropriate parts no longer exist. If you’re still holding on to one of these bad boys, make sure you get it in before the deadline. Of course, there are always third-party repair shops as well.

While this isn’t the death of film, it’s certainly a pretty big blow. Nikon still sells two film cameras, the F6 and FM10, but that’s only two. The chances of film going away entirely are slim, but becoming an impractical, expensive niche is most definitely inevitable.

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