Leica and Canon Discontinue Film Camera Lines


The two camera giants just pulled the plug on their film camera lines — respectively the Leica M7 and the Canon EOS-1V. Sad news for film photography enthusiasts as there are now fewer cameras to choose from especially if you’re looking for a brand new film camera.

Leica M7 © Broken Camera Club

Leica was the first one to take out the M7 out of the production line as reported by the Red Dot Forum. It will be the last camera in the famed M Series. The M7 was introduced back in 2002 as a follow up to the M6. It brought to the table a sleek classic look that was paired by an electronically-controlled shutter. The mixture of old world elegance and modern day technology made it a truly unique camera. Worry not, Leica still has two film cameras in their catalog. The Leica MP and the Leica M-A will still be available for purchase.

Canon EOS-1V © Nikonmadness via Wikimedia Commons

Canon also announced that they will discontinue the production of the EOS-1V — the last film camera in their lineup. This marks the end of Canon’s 80-year run in the film camera business. One report says that the production of the EOS-1V ended back in 2010. Canon also announced that they will be extending the repairs for the EOS-1V up to October 31, 2025 although they have also stated that repairs may be refused after October 31, 2020 once the required parts have run out.

Still, there is so much more to be thankful for if you’re a fan of film photography. Companies, artists, and users continue to embrace the analogue lifestyle with new cameras, films, projects, and photos that celebrate the use of film.

Photos Taken by Our Community with the Leica M7

Credits: frenchyfyl & onkel-m

Photos Taken by Our Community with the Canon EOS-1V

Credits: newmandrew & spktwo

Before we finally say goodbye to the Leica M7 and the Canon EOS-1V, let’s take a look back at some fan favorites from two of the most influential names in the film camera industry:

Leica M3 © Rama via Wikimedia Commons, Leica CL © Daniel D via Wikimedia Commons, Canon AE-1 © Cburnett via WikiMedia Commons, Canon Canonet GIII QL 17 © Fanny Schertzer via Wikimedia Commons

Information used in this article was sourced from FStoppers, Red Dot Forum, PetaPixel, and Canon.

written by cheeo on 2018-06-29 #news #canon #discontinued #leica #eos-1v #m7


  1. sirio174
    sirio174 ·

    Sad news

  2. crosschannel
    crosschannel ·

    Probably not final - the Nokia 3310 came back too ;-)

  3. frenchyfyl
    frenchyfyl ·

    Sad news. But my M7 will become vintage!

  4. tinyalien
    tinyalien ·

    Canon stopped producing the 1V in 2008. No analog camera in their lineup since then. They just SOLD the last 1V in stock this june.

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