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1. From : Per Christensen (unclegooze@hotmail.com)
Url : http://
Date : 06:09 PM Saturday 29 October, 2005

Thank you for this valuable web-site. A friend of mine mentioned a while ago that her old Canon house was "kaput" which was a pity,also because of all the nice extra equipment (portrait lenses and so on) which then seemed unusable. By coincidence i recently saw a Canon F1 in a second hand shop,bought it and gave it to her as a present. I now want to print out the manual for her - and my question is whether the camera is a F1n or F1 NEW. Battery is 6 V located at the side of the lens,there is the "handgrip" protruding on right side of the housing for better grip,self timer is mechanical located on front,a diode beside the eyepiece blinks first slow and then fast as self-timing runs out. Manuals for the older F1n and the F1 NEW are available on this nice site. Which manual should i print out?.Thankfull for any help.


2. From : Dennis (dennis@oyamaphotography.com)
Url : http://www.oyamaphotography.com
Date : 11:07 PM Sunday 23 October, 2005

Terry, the AE Motor Drive FN (if I am not mistaken) is for the New F-1 body (http://www.mir.com.my/rb/photography/hardwares/classics/canonf1n/index.htm) and will not fit on the original F-1 body (http://www.mir.com.my/rb/photography/hardwares/classics/canonf1/index.htm).


3. From : Terry (terence.strobaugh1989@psualum.com)
Url : http://
Date : 10:47 AM Thursday 20 October, 2005

I have an F1 (serial #525701 date code: R206) and an AE Motor Drive FN. The Motor drive seems to have a positioning pin for which the camera body does not have a hole. Is this accessory supposed to be compatible or not? Any help appreciated. Thanks.


4. From : Tim (comment@nomail.com)
Url : http://
Date : 03:16 AM Sunday 02 October, 2005

I simply like this camera. Owned this for almost 8 years, sold it. But damn regret for the disposal...


5. From : Dennis (dennis.h.o@sympatico.ca)
Url : http://www.oyamaphotography.com
Date : 07:54 AM Tuesday 30 August, 2005

Till, The New F-1 does not have a full auto mode if the Aperture (with AE head) and Shutter (with winder or drive) priority is enabled. You can have either or ... not both. This is why I also have a T-90 for when I get lazy. The self timer is set for 10sec. Unless there is some additional attachment that I am unaware of.


6. From : till (photos@erdmenger.com)
Url : http://www.erdmenger.com
Date : 01:27 AM Friday 26 August, 2005

hi! just bought a new f1 and have 2 questions remaining:1: i read that setting both the aperture and the speed to postion "a" would result in kind of multimode/full ae. is that correct? i tested it but it seems to lock the aperture at about f8 & just adjusting speed... 2: on the "camera museum" website the selftimer is described as "adjustable" but my manual just says it will produce a 10s delay. so is it adjustable & if: how? thanx in advance and not to forget: this is a great site!


7. From : Dennis (dennis@oyamaphotography.com)
Url : http://www.oyamaphotography.com
Date : 08:51 AM Tuesday 23 August, 2005

I am dreading the day when my F-1n is not usable. I would think of selling it if:

1. The Canon EOS 1Ds MII costs too much.
2. Cannot put my FD lenses on the EOS.
3. My F-1n (and lenses) has such character that to some people it looks "beat up" or "damaged".


8. From : Dennis (dennis@oyamaphotography.com)
Url : http://www.oyamaphotography.com
Date : 08:45 AM Tuesday 23 August, 2005

Hmmm, I wonder what we are all going to do once production of roll film halts? At the rate that the film companys are closing production facilities it is inevitable that this will come ... an I think sooner that we hope for. Will there be a niche industry manufacturing custom Black & White 35mm roll film ... and we all end up mixing our own developer/fixer chemicals ??? Or will we switch over to 4x5 so we can make our own glass plates??? Or can someone make a "real" digital back for our 35mm SLR cameras so they can adapt to the Digital Age ??


9. From : Will Dodwell (willymarybec@aol.co.uk)
Url : http://
Date : 07:41 AM Thursday 04 August, 2005

Hullo F1n-ers. If anyone's interested I have found a way of de-greasing and refurbishing the 'untouchable' fresnel screens for the F1n, (and likewise other removable 'acrylic' screens). Easy once you know how. If interesred, e-mail me. Cheers All! (willymarybec@aol.co.uk)


10. From : Vince (Sotos4@netscape.com)
Url : http://
Date : 06:12 AM Monday 01 August, 2005

Hey folks I have a New F-1 in mint condition for sale still have box and sales receipt. I also have a 50mm 1.4, 28mm 2.8,70-150mm 4.5,200mm 2.8,Extender FD 2x-B,a 188a flash and a motor drive. I have run about 15 rolls of film through this camera and am willing to sell for a good price. write if interested. Vince


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