Bear Images Photographic, Inc.

Northern California Professional Photography and Digital Imaging Equipment Supplier

Located in San Francisco Bay Area Since 1982.

Phase One Platinum Dealer Since 1995   

Phase One Dealer of The Year:

2009 - Malmo Sweden

2000 - Photokina, Cologne Germany

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Who is Bear Images?

Why Buy at Bear?

  1. The Bay Area’s professional photographic solution provider since 1982.  Now Servicing the Entire Greater

  North Western Region and beyond

  1. Stocking dealer of all top professional products.

  2. Real-world experienced staff  “not sales- guys”

  3. Leading resource for training & workshops

  4. We’re not always the fastest, but we definitely try to be thorough!

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  1. Unparalleled support

• Competitive pricing

  1. Personalized service

  2. We know photography

• Because we care!

Palo Alto            San Francisco            Seattle

Bear Images has a wonderful selection of pre-owned Phase One and Leaf Digital Backs for the majority of standard camera models..

Contact Bear Images to discuss you needs.   Excellent quality backs are available from as low as $5,500 and up...

Palo Alto Retail Store - Public Business Hours are, Monday - Friday 10am to 6pm

                                                              Weekends and Special Events by Appointment during the Summer.

XF Camera System – Ultimate high resolution performance

•   With 100MP of resolution, a delicate balance and attention to operational detail is essential. The XF Camera System was built with optimal 100MP performance in mind. As such, features like the HAP-1 AF, Vibration Tracking, Vibration Detection and Electronic First Curtain Shutter technology were all build for this moment, to ensure the ultimate 100MP performance.

16 bit Color – The key to ultimate imaging perfection

•   Phase One Camera Systems are famous for capturing smooth and subtle tonal transitions, replicating scenes with ultimate detail. This is in large part due to the unmatched 16-bit color depth, combined with decades of software development. The Phase One XF 100MP Camera System will be the industry leading 16-bit camera from day one.

“... 65,536 Distinct Values Per Color ...”

“... Simply Better Than Film ...”

Fast and fluid Live View providing the ultimate workflow

•   One of the main advantages of CMOS technology is the stunning sensor read-out speed. One benefit from this read-out speed is fast and fluid Live View enabling simple, clear and precise focus in real-time as well as immediate reference for dynamic composition. With Phase One XF Medium Format Camera Systems and high-resolution imaging, focus can be critical and Live View can ensure consistent success.

“... Stunning Live Focus and Composition ...”

“... Get Started Today with Bear Images ...”

XF 100MP Camera System. The Ultimate Image Quality

•   For more than 20 years we at Phase One have been pushing the limits of digital image quality to help our customers stand out. With the XF 100MP Camera System, everything we’ve been working on finally comes together in one system. Ultimate Image quality combined with the ultimate creative freedom to help our customers create new masterpieces.

“... You Asked For It - Now You Can Get It ...”

“... Some Closer Details ...”

100MP Full Frame Medium Format CMOS Perfection

•   We’ve always strived to offer our customers the ultimate photographic flexibility. We were the first to offer Full Frame Medium Format CCD systems and now we’re proud to be the first to offer a Full Frame Medium Format CMOS solution. The Phase One XF 100MP Camera System offers the same great advantages of full frame usability with the added benefits of CMOS. No lens crop factors, no focus screen masks, just uncompromising image quality from edge to edge.



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Bear Images Photographic has been a Premier Phase One Partner for over 20 years !

In-depth personalized Digital Back demonstrations and discussions available by appointment.

XF Camera System

Designed around a new modular camera body, the Phase One XF Camera System is destined to be the new standard in professional grade medium format photography.  This new modern camera system offers a full re-design of all core elements, including optics, mechanics, imaging sensors, electronics, autofocus system, user controls, software, functionality and reliability. 

The feature list is extraordinary; New Vibration Sensors, Removable Prism-Waist Level Finder, Power-Sharing between components, OneTouch UI (via either intuitive touch-screens), Zonal Mapping, Next-Step Exposure feedback, ‘Honeybee’ AutoFocus System-via CMOS Sensor, Incredible New Schneider Optics, Extended Exposure Times to 1 Hour on all IQ3 backs, Rugged Construction, Selective Shutter Control, Continuous Mirror-up Lock, Interactive Live-view with Direct Shoot Mode, Customized Controls in Capture One for XF camera system, 30% faster tethered shooting speed, Upgradeable Feature Set... 

Now Available for Demonstration, New Purchases and Upgrades from Bear Images

Phase One XF System Introduction Overview video at PhotoAesthetics - Click Here

Photographic Large Format Printers

The drops of ink, when arranged algorithmically by the millions into patterns on media, can compose breathtaking photorealistic images, intricately detailed schematics and spectacular works of art.

  1. Produce museum quality high resolution prints and giclée reproductions up to 60” wide.

  2. A set of 12, durable, scratch resistant, wide color gamut Canon LUCIA EX inks reduce bronzing and deliver a spectacular tonal range for both color and monochrome images.

  3. Reduce finishing costs while saving time and labor. The iPF9400 is the only printer in its’ class with the ability to output borderless images up to 60” wide.

  4. Canon’s unique sub-ink tank system means you can replace ink tanks on “on the fly” for less down time and fewer print interruptions.

  5. A new built-in Multi-Sensor simplifies calibration of the printer and helps maintain consistent and accurate color reproduction.

Why aren’t You printing your own gallery quality prints?

We can show you that it is much lower cost than you may think... 

plus Much Faster and Easier... We Will Be Happy to Show You...

and why the Canon is the superior choice.

Phase One 100MP Digital Back

Media Cost Estimator: iPF9400_8400_Cost_Analysis.pdf

Please Note:  Prices, Promotions, Upgrades, All and Any Offers Subject to Change and Limitations Without Notice.

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Phase One Backs have always been a great value, yet some photographers may not realize how reasonably they are priced.  New Digital Backs from $9,990 and complete Camera Body, Prism and Back kits from only $13,990.   Enjoy the freedom and flexibility of a truly module system and the ability to work use your digital back on a plethora of view and technical cameras for even more creative growth and controls.

There are so many configurations and kits available, you really should speak with an expert and Bear Images is one of the best... for real...

Phase One IQ140 Digital Back   $9,990.

Phase One IQ 150 Digital Back $19,990.

...and many, many - more systems available...

Phase One XF Camera, Prism and IQ140 Digital Back   $13,990

Phase One XF Camera, Prism and IQ150 Digital Back   $23,990

... and many more systems available...

Add an 80mm Schneider Leaf-Shutter auto focus and hood for just $1,000!

Brand New Phase One Limited Time Specials:

Certified Pre-Owned Phase One Digital Back Specials:

Full-Frame, 60 Million Pixel IQ 160 from $16,990

Full-Frame, 80 Million Pixel IQ 180 from $19,990

Full-Frame, 80 Million Pixel IQ 280 from $22,990

IQ 160 with XF Camera System from $22,980

IQ 180 with XF Camera System from $25,980

IQ 280 with XF Camera System from $28,980

Save More With Preowned Systems

ALL - NEW Versions Available in JUNE

New Canon PRO-1000, PRO-2000, PRO-4000, PRO-4000s, PRO-6000s coming in June !

Palo Alto - Retail Store CLOSED to the Public Until June 6th - Please Call 650-321-2327 if you have any questions or need assistance in any other way....