Bear Images Photographic, Inc.

  West Coast 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!



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Phase One Industrial & Aerial Camera Systems

We are pleased to offer a range of Industrial and Technical Camera Systems including the Phase One IXU-RS series of cameras - the IXU-RS 1000 and, the 4-Band multi-spectral solution.

The IMX and IXU-RS features a breakthrough central lens shutter design.  The shutter technology is based on an innovative direct drive concept with electronic charging that enhances exposure speed to as fast as 1/2500s while guaranteeing half a million exposures-an unprecedented shutter life!  Exception Capture rate of 0.5 seconds per frame at 150 million pixels with ISO from 50 to 12,600.

The 4-Band+ Multi-spectral Solution incorporates an innovative batch-processing tool that automates and thus simplifies the four band aerial image generation.  Using two ultra-high resolution camera (one with bayer-pattern, one selective spectrum for NIR, which produces ideal results for NDVIA and crop analysis.

Designed and optimized for the photogrammetric airborne imaging applications and specialized industrial applications.

The light weight and small footprint make the iXU cameras perfectly suited for small aircraft and UAV integration-with full HDMI out put and the ability to capture thousands of images per mission.


Since 1982

What if a printer was designed to exceed the expectations for image quality and color consistency of the photographer? 
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The new imagePROGRAF printers are designed to do exactly that - exceed expectations and make print making enjoyable.  The use of a new 1.28-inch wide, 12-channel integrated compact print head, LUCIA PRO ink set plus Chroma Optimizer, a high-precision mechanical platform and the L-COA PRO high-speed image processing engine achieves a balance between exceptional print quality and speed that you need to see to appreciate.

These unique Canon technologies and innovations establish the foundation for an ultra-high quality photography imaging solution that is available only from Canon. Powered by a Canon-to-Canon workflow that links images captured with an EOS Digital Camera and printed on an imagePROGRAF PRO Series printer, the result is a solution that delivers prints that capture the moment and emotion of the original image. The overwhelmingly high print quality produced by this input to output solution is called Crystal-fidelity.

The PRO-Series is designed to work seamlessly when changing media types. Matte black and Photo black inks have their own dedicated nozzles, so no manual switching between ink tanks is necessary. You can print on fine art paper then glossy paper with no worries, no changes, and no waste.

The new LUCIA PRO ink set adopts newly formulated 11-color pigment inks and a Chroma Optimizer. Designed specifically to meet the demands of even the most critical photographer, the LUCIA PRO ink formulation includes microencapsulated colorants that enable smooth gradients, an expanded color gamut, and deeper color expression. This system helps you achieve stunning color reproduction, image clarity, and enhanced darker areas. A first for the Canon large format printers is the addition of a Chroma Optimizer. Used when printing on glossy and semi-glossy paper, this acts as a clear coat, improving color performance and gloss characteristics enriching the dark areas of a print.

This new ink set helps:

  1. Enhance gloss uniformity

  2. Improve scratch resistance

  3. Enhance dark area reproduction

  4. Reduce graininess

The PF-10, a 1.28”-wide print head with 18,432 nozzles equipped with anti-clogging FINE technology, generates fast print speeds while reducing the possibility of clogging. Ink ejection conditions are precisely checked by 27 sensors, and if a clog is detected, another nozzle will automatically provide back-up.

This new print head is wider than previous imagePROGRAF print heads requiring models to only have one instead of two. Having only one print head means a more compact printer that achieves faster print speeds while maintaining high print quality.

The color calibration function is designed to produce consistent color reproduction. This new printer includes an upgraded, built-in color densitometer that offers precise calibration and color matching. Using a three-color LED and newly developed condenser lens the sensor enables accurate recalibration of the device, allowing you to maintain a low average printer-to-printer color difference. The color calibration is finished quickly after a few simple steps on the printer’s operation panel. A single color calibration performed with one type of media can be applied to media in all printing modes.

Device Management Console

The Device Management Console software, ideal for fleet management, lets you perform color calibrations remotely. This software lets you monitor the printer status of up to 50 units from any location in the world, be notified via email when an error has occurred, or check the amount of ink left in the printers without ever having to leave the comfort of your desk.

The optional Multifunction Roll System is a versatile media handling solution system that enables either a second roll of media to be loaded on the printer, or the unit can be configured as a bi-directional media Take-up unit.

  1. Dual –Roll Feeding: The dual-roll feeding mechanism enables users to load a second roll of a different media type and size so that users can simultaneously switch from printing on matte to gloss paper without pausing their work to reload. Additionally, the second roll can be used to support high-volume printing be enabling two rolls of the same media to be fed to the printer

  2. Bi-Directional Rewinding: The Multifunction Roll System may also be configured by the operator as a take-up unit to rewind longer printouts. The user can choose to rewind media with the printed surface on the outside or the inside of the roll, thereby supporting “bi-directional rewinding”.

Loading media on a Canon larger format printer has never been easier. Simply set the roll holder in the printer, rotate the roll holder handles and let the media automatically feed into the printer. No need to touch the paper; decreasing the risk of creasing and blemishes.

Creating large format prints is now easier with the introduction of Print Studio Pro for imagePROGRAF large format printers. This software offers features that streamline your printing workflow. Compatible with Canon Digital Photo Professional® software, Adobe Photoshop® software, and Adobe Lightroom® software, Print Studio Pro offers versatility never before seen with Canon Large Format printing.

Features include:

  1. 16-bit Printing Workflow

  2. Roll Paper Preview Mode

  3. Contrast Reproduction

  4. Import multiple images and make batch edits that apply to all

  5. Create “Favorites” settings

  6. Ability to print multiple-up images

There is much more, but you may be tired of reading and ready to look at Prints - Lets makes some prints together, make an appoint with bear Images to see the New Canon Pro-2100 and Pro-4100 or Pro-6100 first hand...

Pick up your Canon Printer today in San Francisco

                                                or we can also deliver to your Neck of the Woods






and print

your Image

for you to see

your Photograph in Canon Color !

Blackmagic Pro Video

Super 35 Digital Camera with 15 Stops of Dynamic Range plus powerful broadcast camera features and Controls.  Resolution beyond 4.6K in a super compact body.  Lens mounts range from EF, PL and Optional B4 for maximum flexibility.

Non-Stop Recording with a wide choice of media types.

Highly Customizable.

Super Wide Color Gamut

Ideally suited for DaVinci Resolve Studio

Apple MAC

There is so much new and improved.

If you have not looked a the new Macs we would love to bring you up-to-date.

Enhancements and increased Power to get the job done.  The performance of the Mac has never been greater.

We can help provide the information to select the best Mac Upgrade.

MacBook-full size experience in the Lightest and most compact Mac ever!

MacBook Air-incredible life between charges- to 12 hours & connectivity.

MacBook Pro-Fastest, yet remarkably thin, yet portable, packed with full performance.

iMac-Ultimate desktop experience paired with high-performance.

Mac Pro- Ultimate processing tool with massive flexibility to get any job done-Well!

Photographic 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 PRO 6000 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.

Canon PRO-1000, PRO-2100, PRO-4100, PRO-6100 and many more models...

See all of the Beauty combining the finest image quality of the IQ4 150MP and the Canon PRO-4100 Printer.   We are happy to set-up and demonstration so that you can see first hand image quality at its best!

Schedule a Demonstration of the Phase One and Canon Pro Fine-Art Printers at Bear Images Photographic.

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Cambo Compact Technical Travel Camera.

Featuring Vertical or Horizontal Shift, in a super compact camera.

Select the ability to tilt AND swing for enhanced focus control with

a wide range of lenses ( tilt/shifts start at the 28mm Rodenstock ).

The integrated tilt and swing mechanism which can be easily operated

with two precise gear-driven  knobs up to 5 degrees Tilt up and down,

and 5 degrees Swing left and right, while both swing and tilt can be set

independently, separately but also in combination.  This is really a great

camera solution for any of the high quality digital backs.  This Camera

weighs only 1.1 pounds and measures 4.7” x 5.7” & offers a both

detachable tripod mounts and option wood hand grip.  Flexibility in an

extremely precise and well built portable camera with over 30 different

lens choices, for future growth and interfacing with a number of

other camera bodies.   You need to see this camera in person to fully

appreciate the beautiful design and precision of the entire system...

Compact Technical Camera with extreme versatility and precise geared adjustments controls

F-Stop   The Backpacks for Photographers

For the active shooter desiring simple and light, F-Stop has engineered the ultra-lightweight carry solutions for their needs.   Various sizes to fit a wide variety of systems and adventures-we have the full range in-stock at Bear Images.  Select the perfect ICUs (Internal Camera Units).  The ICUs let photographers select the ideal sized padded insert for their gear, allowing for flexible load balancing.  ICUs are also perfect for gear storage when not in use.

Please contact Bear Images for a meet-up, 650-321-2327 or,

Bear Images’ Primary Location is currently in San Francisco.

Contact Bear Images to arrange a meet-up to:

Discover - Discuss - Demo -  the finest in Photographic and Imaging Gear.

Sizes Up to 60” Width, featuring the same outstanding performance and image quality of the entire 12-Ink Canon Pro Series Printers

Sinaron Digital - Sublime Focus and Contrast

For studio, landscape or architectural photography – Sinar Digital lenses let you create digital images that meet the highest quality standards. Our lenses are designed specifically for digital photography, allowing you to capture with maximum definition, high contrast and outstanding color accuracy. Depending on the model, these lenses have line pairs of 50 to 60/mm over the entire image circle and as many as 200 line pairs/mm in the center. So the highest resolution is guaranteed. Thanks to various shutter options you customize the lens you need. Sinar also offers conversions of existing lenses, very popular are conversions into Sinar eShutter.

Set-up a Meet-up at Bear Images to see for yourself.

Cambo's NEW tripod head with amazing flexibility.

It can tilt, swing, rotate as if it were a ball head, and it has precision gears for fine-tuned tilt and swing. The geared movements are self-locking and available in any position of the head. The bottom as well as the top can rotate 360*. After leveling, the top rotation can be used for panoramic shooting.

The PCH features a quick release top and includes a 1/4" plate. Cambo's QR plate includes a safety lock that prevents your camera to turn loose on the mount.

If you have a camera with an ARCA style mount, you can use it directly on the PCH. This includes the Cambo ACTUS and Cambo WRS-series.

We have these in-stock...

Say goodbye to the ‘Clogged-heads of yesterday”!

Schedule a time to Make a Print and Compare to Any Other Printer!

Sony has packs an amazing amount of

performance and quality in the α7RIII compact camera.  Combine with Sony’s G-Master optics to maximize your photographic quality.  Full frame, 42 million pixels, with 4K motion photography and plus quality at ISOs high enough for extremely low light photography - make this one of the most exciting compact cameras available.

Support with Capture One Software just enhances the performance and makes this a recommendation for photographers who desire to travel light and fast! 

Bear Images offers the full range of Sony cameras.  

Canon 12-Ink PRO 6000 Printer

The 60” version, of Canon’s amazing Fine-Art 12 Ink Printers is now in-stock and ready for delivery!

Print up to 60” wide media (and as small as 8” widths).

Stunning Quality, Extreme Ease of Use and Non-of-Hassles... just reliable, fast and trustworthy printing on the widest range of papers, canvas and other medias.

We are happy to provide you with a Demo and Print a Sample for you to compare with any other printer on the market!  You will love the Canon Pro Printers.

Starting with sizes ranging from 17”, 24”, 44” and now the new 60” maximum widths.


Future Proofing Enhancements

+25 Years in the Making

XF IQ4 Camera System Integration

151 Million Pixel Color Fidelity & the Ultimate in Resolution

Extreme Performance

New Tethering Integration

Special Upgrade Support via Infinity Platform

Capture One BUILT-IN

    XF IQ4  150MP

    XF IQ4  100MP Trichromatic

    XF IQ4  150 Achromatic

The new Infinity Platform controls all aspects of the cameras functionality and image quality.

Intelligently designed, the Infinity Platform allows us to...

Innovate image quality

Interpret Detail

Expand Dynamic Range

Sample data for unprecedented    

                 imaging solutions

Grow with the pace of technology Enhance user experience

                 Phase One’s Focus

Photograph Your Biggest Creative Vision

151-megapixel extreme resolution photographs unprecedented detail, providing the flexibility to print truly large prints or easily crop pictures to achieve the exact composition you desire.

The 151-megapixel sensor offers studio photographers an increased level of detail and quality that provide the perfect foundation for artistic crops and edits in post- production. In addition, innovative sensor modes and frame averaging benefits allow photographers to capture RAW files that are closer to the desired output, and with deeper detail, than ever before.

IQ4 100 Trichromatic delivers the world renowned color fidelity of the Trichromatic technology you already know and love is available in the IQ4, and benefits greatly from the IQ4 Camera System innovations.

Capture One Inside

The cutting-edge RAW editing core of the Capture One software is now directly integrated into the IQ4 Platform, providing advanced control and customization within preview and image settings at the time of capture, ensuring the most efficient and controlled capture workflow when you are away from your computer and immersed in your subject.

Previous sensors simply rely on the processing platform.

The new age of Sensor technology technology has reached a level of intelligent integration.

The new sensor coupled with the Infinity Platform can allow advanced functionality.

The new 151-megapixel Backside Illuminated (BSI) sensor provides a new realm of image quality.

        Improved Color

        Greater Resolution

        Faster Frame Rate

        ISO Performance

In addition to the better color quality of the new BSI sensor, Capture One now integrates directly into the Infinity Platform, enabling end-to-end color calibration and processing. This implements true Phase One color control at a system level, as appose to a unique hardware level.

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

For Phase One, this process is cyclical.

All aspects of the photographic process are controlled by one source.

There is no other company available with Phase One’s understanding of:

Platform Design

Sensor Technology

Camera Design

Software Design

This is what defines our choice.

Bear Images, Phase One Premier Partner, offers a unique range of upgrades and special buy-now programs that offer you outstanding value for today and into the future.

Want to Compare

Your Current Printer versus

the Canon PRO Series Fine-Art Printers?

Let’s Do It!

Let’s set-up a time to Meet-up and Take One of Your Files, Print It On the Canon Pro Series Fine-Art Printers and lets compare it to your current printer!  Give Bear a Call at 650-321-2327.

From Rugged Portable-on-the-go, to Desktop Raids with both blazing speed and room for growth, to Centralized-Data with performance and the ability to scale with your applications and to share with your users.  Lets discuss your needs and determine the options that best fit you current and future requirements.

Storage Devices that will Benefit your Application Needs the Most


Camera System

designed for

Fine Art


Travel-friendly design

Unparalleled image quality

Crafted for you

Effortless capture

Expanding camera system

Known for their great resolving power and contrast even at large apertures, the optical design of Rodenstock HR lenses reduces diffraction and color noise, even at the pixel density of the IQ4 150MP, providing further flexibility to the full frame medium format sensor.

With Rodenstock as a strategic partner, the introduction of these exclusive, digitally integrated lenses is only the beginning of the XT Camera System lens range.

The XT Camera System takes full advantage of the Rodenstock optics with 24mm of shift on both X and Y axes. These movements allow you to correct for perspective distortion or create panoramic and stitched images quickly and precisely. The shift position of the camera is integrated into the image file providing immediate feedback for later use.

Additionally, the design of the XT allows you to quickly rotate the camera between portrait and landscape orientation while remaining securely mounted to a tripod via an integrated Arca Swiss-type mount, further expanding the integrated workflow.

At the heart of the XT – Rodenstock HR lenses is the X-Shutter.

The X-Shutter is an intelligently integrated and electronically controlled shutter, born out of Phase One’s industrial applications and experience.

The X-Shutter is purpose-built for the XT Camera System to allow for finer control in a smaller form factor. Powered by the IQ4, the X-Shutter shares in the ambition of the Infinity Platform for future growth and flexibility.

At the core of the XT Camera System is the IQ4, built on the powerful and flexible Infinity Platform. The Infinity Platform dynamically expands and adapts to market demands and technological changes. It provides you with a steady stream of new features, functions, compatibility and improved usability. The Infinity Platform enables the same IQ4 to seamlessly switch from the professional power and functionality of the XF, to the elegance and simplicity of the XT, in an instant.

We integrated the cutting-edge RAW editing core of the Capture One software directly into your camera to reflect your personal aesthetic in the RAW file itself. Thanks to the ample processing power of the IQ4, with Capture One Inside you get greater control over your RAW capture when you are away from your computer and immersed in your subject.

Seek extraordinary

Explore the new XT-Camera System at Bear Images Photographic.

Give us a Call to arrange a meet-up and see first-hand how extraordinary this system is and how it can easily travel to you next destination.


Bear Images has strived to provide the finest quality photographer tools and support since 1982, and in doing so, provides a high-degree of client involvement.  Bear Images Photographic, Inc., Does NOT Process WEB orders and Does NOT accept 3rd-party transactions. 

If you have any questions, please call: 650-321-2327

Capture One 20

Color Editor

intuitive sliders

Noise Reduction

retaining color & details

New Crop Tool

performance boost

Enhanced Dynamic Range Tool

Capture One Pro 20

Capture One Phase One

Capture One Enterprise

Capture One Sony

Capture One Fuji

Bear Images is happy  to discuss with you,

Which Version is Best

for You.

Capture One 20

is Available Today

from Bear Images

Highly responsive tools and functionality give photographers the power to develop stunning photographs from RAW camera files in time-saving workflow that can be customized to each user’s needs, yet provide the finest in potential image quality without compromise

Robust New Capabilities and Improvements

Download PDF Photographers

Success Story with Canon Pro-Printers:

Apple Mac Pro
Custom Configurations
Optimized for Photographers
from your Pro Apple Dealer Bear Images

Bear Images is prepared to configure your Mac Pro Computer, Internal Storage, Memory, Display and Back-up Raid System to provide the performance you need and provide the Professional Advantage with Pro Pricing and Professional Priority Delivery  on Apple Custom Configurations of this Super Computer!

Memory Configure up to 1.5TB of DDR4 ECC memory in 12 user-accessible DIMM slots

Graphics Configure two MPX Modules with up to four GPUs

Expansion Slots Eight PCI Express expansion slots

Afterburner ProRes and ProRes RAW accelerator card

Storage Configure up to 4TB of SSD storage

Choose the Right Display

Get The Right Configuration

Bear Images and Apple

Steven Friedman

Master Landscape Photographer

Exclusive Yosemite  Winter Photo Shoot and an Artist Talk with

Intimate Landscape Photographer Steve Friedman

February 4th & 6th, 2020

The experts from Phase One, Canon Pro Printers and Bear Images will be on hand to answer all your questions.

Complimentary gear tune-up.

February 6 by appointment - Contact Bear Images.

If you own a medium format Camera system, take advantage of the complimentary on-site tune-up service during the event.

Have a Live Demo of the Canon Pro, 12-Ink Printers and See why these are the finest printers for photographers available today.

For more information, See our Events Page, Contact Bear Images to Register:


Yosemite, Shoot-Print: $125.00  (Tuesday Feb. 4th-Yosemite)

Artist Talk: $35.00 (Thursday, Feb. 6th-San Francisco)

Bear Images and Phase One will be featuring an exclusive Winter Photo Shoot in Yosemite and an Artist Lecture featuring Steven Friedman, followed by gallery reception. Please join us.

Steven will discuss his most recent work and the inspiration for creating his images. He will also provide insight into his artistic approach, workflow, business and how he achieved success as a Fine Art photographer. See agenda below and please register as seats are limited.

Display Print printed on Canon Pro Large Format Photo Printers.  Canon Printers will be featured during this event.

Tuesday, February 4th

Yosemite Winter Photo Shoot Meet-up, with Stephen Friedman – Morning Light to Evening Dusk.

Location details will be provided upon registering

Thursday, February 6th

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM Artist Talk presentation by renowned photographer Steven Friedman

2:45 PM - 4:00 PM Q&A with Seven Friedman

4:00 PM - 7:00 PM Gallery display of images printed from the coastal shoot, network with Steven and other like-minded creatives.