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The AE Motor Drive FN is designed as an integral part of the New Canon F-1 system. Attached to the camera, this accessory redefines the meaning of automatic in motorized SLR photography by providing you with automatic film winding and power rewinding as well as shutter-priority AE, the ideal exposure mode for shooting fast action. Three separate power sources, the Battery Pack FN, Ni-Cd Pack FN, and the High Power Ni-Cd Pack FN, are available to suit your preference and the shooting situation. With Battery Pack FN or High Power Ni-Cd Pack FN, sequential shooting at up to five frames per second is possible; the Ni-Cd Pack FN advances film at a maximum 4.5 frames per second. The motor drive is equipped with two shutter buttons for maximum ease of operation when shooting in either the horizontal or vertical format, and a remote control socket.

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Loading the Batteries (Battery Pack FN)
Checking the Batteries (Battery Pack FN)
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Setting the
Frame Counter
Shooting
Shutter Release
Rewinding the Film
Remote Control
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Specifications
Compatible with:   New Canon F-1.
Construction:   Motor drive section with a film driving motor and provision for converting the camera to shutter-priority AE; separate battery section.
Shutter-Priority AE:   By attaching the motor drive to the camera and setting the aperture ring of an FD lens to the "A" mark (except when shutter dial is on "B," "A," or "flash symbol").
Attachment:   To tripod socket of camera after removing the winding coupler cover, the AE coupler cover, and the rewind coupler cover on the bottom of the camera.
Shutter Release:   Three shutter release buttons (horizontal and vertical format plus camera's) are available. With release button locks. Safety circuit prevents shutter release when camera's or motor drive's battery power is insufficient and when warning lamp lights up.
Power Source:   Battery Pack FN for size-AA batteries (size-AA Ni-Cd batteries cannot be used); NiCd Pack FN and High Power Ni-Cd Pack FN with built-in Ni-Cd batteries.
Manual Film Advance:   By turning off mode selector and using camera's advance lever.
Frame Counter:   Reverse-counting type. Functions independently of camera frame counter. Automatically stops at''0" and warning lamp lights up.
Frame Counter Setting:   By setting wheel. Automatically resets to "S" when reset button is pressed.
Power Film Rewinding:   By means of power rewind lever. Power rewinding stops as soon as the film leader clears the take-up spool. A 36-exposure roll of film is rewound in about ten seconds. Manual film rewinding is also possible using the rewind crank of the camera
Battery Check:   Possible with the Battery Pack FN. Three-stage display according to battery voltage.
Remote Control:   Various external control devices are available. Connected to the 2.5mm-diameter remote control socket.
Power Source of Camera:   Possible when using the High Power Ni-Cd Pack FN with the Battery Cord C-FN.
Dimensions and Weight:   With Battery Pack FN: 157(W) x 127(H) x 82(D) mm; 845g including 12 size-AA batteries. (6 1/8" x 5" x 3 1/4"; 29 13/16 ozs.)
With Ni-Cd Pack FN: 157(W) x 118(H) x 75(D) mm; 608g. (6 1/8" x 4 5/8" x 3"; 17 15/16 ozs.)
With High Power Ni-Cd Pack FN: 157(W) x 127(H) x 82(D) mm; 865g. (6 1/8" x 5" x 2 7/8": 30 1/2 ozs.)
    * Subject to change without notice.


Maximum Shooting Speeds:

Power Source* / Mode Selector

S
Single

L
Low

H
High

Battery Pack FN

1 Frame

3.5 fps

5 fps

Ni-Cd Pack FN

1 Frame

3 fps

4.5 fps

High Power Ni-Cd Pack FN

1 Frame

3.5 fps

5 fps


* Using new carbon-zinc batteries or a fully-charged Ni-Cd pack.

Usable Shutter Speed Range

Mode Selector

Shutter Speed Range

Battery Pack FN

1/2000 sec - 1/60 sec

Ni-Cd Pack FN

1/2000 sec - 8 sec (Except "B")

High Power Ni-Cd Pack FN

1/2000 sec - 8 sec (Except "B")

Shooting Capacity *

Power Source

At Normal Temperature

At 20°C (-4° F)

Battery Pack FN

approx. 50 rolls

approx. 5 rolls (at 10°C (14° F)

Ni-Cd Pack FN

approx. 30 rolls

approx. 5 rolls

High Power Ni-Cd Pack FN

approx. 50 rolls

approx. 20 rolls

* Using 36-exposure film with the mode selector at ''H."

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