Rumors of the original Canon 5D started circulating in early August of 2005. A few other full-frame digital cameras existed at the time, but their large physical size and hefty price tags were deal breakers for the majority of photographers. It seemed like everyone wanted the same thing—a DSLR with a full-frame sensor that didn't have a crop factor, in a body size that was reminiscent of a 35mm film SLR, and at a price that was more within reach. On August 22, 2005, the 5D delivered.
A splendid writeup of the history of the 5D camera line for Canon and full-frame cameras in general. Take a moment to reminisce, refresh, or educate yourself about a camera line that has truly changed photography and filmmaking within the last 8 years.