10 Years of Canon 5D’s and the World Sure Looks Different

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I’m going to take a break and step down from my, “Canon-disappointment” Soapbox and instead just go ahead and let them have their moment.

Canon is currently celebrating the 10 year anniversary of their EOS 5D line. Despite what I may or may not think or what I have or haven’t said about their new releases and R&D over the past couple years, I’m going to shut up. They deserve moments like this.

Over the past 10 years, the independent filmmaking world has changed dramatically (a bit of an understatement) because of the technology popularized by Canon. The 5D Mk II put the power to produce low or no budget film in the filmmaker’s hands rather than in the hands of those privileged with cash.

Before they revolutionized indie filmmaking with the 5D Mk II, they helped throw the amateur photography world into the digital age. By releasing the 12.8 Megapixel EOS 5D in August 2005.

The power of these cameras might be dwarfed by today's standards, but we shouldn’t forget what’s been created as a result of the innovation that Canon has provided us with the 5D line, specifically.

Alright. I admit. I still love Canon, damn it.

EOS 5D 10th Anniversary (CanonOfficial)

Via Canon Rumors:

Back in May Canon started celebrating the 10 year anniversary of the EOS 5D line.

Yesterday they released a short movie showing the development of the line from the EOS 5D, to the EOS 5D Mark II and EOS 5D Mark III and most recently the EOS 5DS and EOS 5DS R.

Read full article at Canon Rumors “10 Years of the EOS 5D Line: The Movie”

(cover photo credit: snap from the video)

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