Canon Celebrates the 10th Anniversary for the EOS 5D

TOKYO, May 28, 2015—Canon Inc. announced today the celebration this year of the 10th anniversary of the introduction of the Company’s EOS 5D series of digital single-lens reflex (SLR) cameras. Launched in September 2005, the EOS 5D enabled advanced-amateur users to take advantage of the impressive high-image-quality performance and photographic expression unique to digital SLR cameras equipped with a 35 mm full-frame sensor, which, at the time, primarily targeted only professional-level users.

At the time of its launch in September 2005, full-frame CMOS sensors were only made available in professional-level models. In addition to being the first advanced-amateur digital SLR camera to incorporate a sensor of this size, the EOS 5D was offered at a competitive price, contributing to the popularization of full-frame-sensor cameras.

Furthermore, in November 2008, Canon launched the second-generation model in the series: the EOS 5D Mark II. The camera, which was the first in the EOS series to include a function enabling the capture of Full HD video, facilitated the widespread adoption of digital SLR cameras as a tool for capturing video. The EOS 5D Mark II made big waves in the motion picture and video production industries by delivering the exceptional image quality and impressive subject background blur unique to SLR cameras, while also allowing users to take advantage of Canon’s rich interchangeable EF lens lineup spanning over 64 models, enabling a wide spectrum of imaging expression possibilities.

In March 2012, Canon introduced the EOS 5D Mark III, featuring dramatic improvements in still-image and video quality as well as enhanced AF precision and a faster maximum continuous shooting speed. Since its launch, the EOS 5D Mark III has garnered high acclaim in the market and, as the Company’s core advanced-amateur digital SLR camera, has come to serve as a driving force for the EOS series.

Canon, through the in-house production of all key parts for its EOS series digital cameras, has made possible a highly robust lineup, ensuring that each and every model within the series, including EOS 5D-series models, is equipped with the optimal sensor. To support the diverse needs of users, Canon will further strengthen its entire EOS-series interchangeable-lens camera lineup, including the EOS 5D series, which enjoys the widespread support of professional and advanced-amateur users alike, with the aim of contributing to expanding the photographic and video imaging culture.


New Firmware for the Nikon 1 V3

Nikon released a firmware update for the Nikon 1 V3 mirrorless camera with support for the Camera Control Pro 2 v2.22.0 software. This new firmware allows the following operations to be performed:

  • The settings for connected cameras can be adjusted from Camera Control Pro 2.
  • The Camera Control Pro 2 live view window can now be used for still photography and movie recording as well as to select the AF-area and adjust camera settings.
  • Camera Control Pro 2 now supports best moment capture.

Fantastic Trade-in Offers From Hasselblad!


Hasselblad is offering attractive prices and big savings when trading up to the new H5D-50c wifi.

Hasselblad is dedicated to providing top of the line camera solutions for those who need the best image quality possible. By moving into the H5D-50c wifi system you will have access to Hasselblad’s integrated system, featuring the most advanced and complete lens line along with powerful accessories.

Thanks to the new Wi-Fi module you can now connect Hasselblad Phocus Mobile software on your iPhone or iPad directly to the camera, enabling direct camera control and image browsing without a computer in sight. Of course this new H5D-50c with Wi-Fi boasts all the functionality of its sibling, including a 50 Megapixel CMOS sensor and excellent high ISO performance at up to ISO 6400.

New features and functionality including:

  • Live View : See a live image on the rear LCD even when the camera is untethered.
  • Capture rate : The capture rate now enables 50 captures per minute.
  • Longest exposure time : The longest shutter speed is now 34 minutes with no extra black exposure necessary.
  • Film : Now you can use film magazines on the H5D-50c.
  • Spirit level : Employ the built-in electronic spirit level even in tethered mode.

Trade-In Pricing Details :

Trade-in from a H4D-50, H5D-50, H4D-60
 : $15,700
  • Trade-in from a H4D-40 : 
  • Trade-in from a H4D-31: 
  • Trade-in from a H3DX-XX
 : $19,900
  • Trade-in from Hasselblad MF digital camera/back min. 16mp : 
  • Trade-in from a Phase One, Leaf, or Sinar back min. 16mp : 

Leica Announces the New Summilux-M 28mm f1.4 ASPH

Leica has announced the Summilux-M 28mm f1.4 ASPH. Once part of a limited edition set, the new Summilux-M 28mm f1.4 ASPH is now available for purchase. Priced at $5,950. and available for order now at Camera West.

  • Optics : ten lenses in seven groups including an aspherical lens-element and a floating element
  • Focus range: 0.7 m to infinity
  • Lens hood: external thread with stop for screw on lens hood (included)
  • Filter : E49
  • Length: approx. 3.2 inches
  • Weight: approx. 15.5 ounces,4-ASPH