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1. From : Boris (boris.herfurth@reklamebuero.org)
Url : http://
Date : 01:07 AM Sunday 10 April, 2005

I have a Canon New F1 and the meter needle always stops at the "stopped-down" mark - even when hold at the sun or while checking the battery. It feels like there is a mechanical barrier for the needle. Does anyone have an idea what problem the camera has? Is the meter needle located in the eye-level finder or in the camera? Thank you for any help.


2. From : Wayne Johnson (wjohnson@coyote.com)
Url : http://
Date : 09:52 AM Thursday 31 March, 2005

Will, I don't understand how you can't follow the instructions Dennis kindly provided, try looking at www.canonfd.com/f1n/f1n.htm


3. From : Will Dodwell (willymarybec@aol.com)
Url : rusty-razor.co.uk
Date : 07:59 AM Thursday 31 March, 2005

My original question still stands. How do Canon servce engineers (ha!) refurbish fresnel screens for the F1-N?

Remove: Clean: Replace: -
Q1. How to remove a screen?
Q2. How to clean a screen?
Q3. How to replace a screen?
Will Dodwell.


4. From : Dennis (misterkash@sympatico.ca)
Url : http://www.oyamaphotography.com
Date : 11:11 AM Monday 28 March, 2005

Will,

The screen can be removed easily by first removing the view finder. There should be a release on either side of the finder. Hold them down while sliding the unit back.

You will see the screen there. A white dot towards the front of the body. You can then lightly pry the back (chrome band) up and out. Be carefull not to touch the bottom of the glass.

As for cleaning it ... NEVER clean/touch the underside of the screen. This is the laser etched ground screen. Use nothing more than air pressure to clean it (don't even use the canned stuff as it may leave residue that you can never clean off).
The top is polished glass ... this surface you can clean.


5. From : Will Dodwell (willymarybec@aol.co.uk)
Url : www.rusty-razor.co.uk
Date : 06:00 AM Thursday 24 March, 2005

Regards all F1N-ers! Can anyone tell me how to safely remove my focussing screen and clean it? Do I need a special tool? Can I wash it in de-ionised water and let it air-dry. Thanks in anticipation.


6. From : Ruben (ruloera1@yahoo.com)
Url : http://
Date : 03:01 AM Wednesday 23 March, 2005

Pim, the focusing screen you bought will not fit the way it is. However!!!!!! you can still use it in the F1n if you disasemble it and use the frame from your other f1n screen. I have done this several times, both to convert to the F1 as well as the F1n


7. From : Jan V (gjver04@yahoo.co.uk)
Url : http://
Date : 02:45 AM Friday 18 March, 2005

Pim, the Canon F1n focusingscreens are all coded with FN. The type C you bought is mend for the old F1. If you want some more information on focussing screens take a look at www.canonfd.com

greetings, Jan


8. From : Pim Geerts (pim.geerts@gmail.com)
Url : http://
Date : 09:05 PM Tuesday 15 March, 2005

Canon F1n focusingscreen???

I bought a 'Canon Focussing Screen C' but cannot install it in my F1n.

This focusingscreen is a little bit higher than the Original Focusing Screen FN AE in my F1n.
There is a little plate in the camera under the focusingscreen which is detachable with 4 screws. Should I remove it so that the C-screen fits?
The screen doesn't have 'FN' on it so I was wondering if it might be a screen for the OLD F1...

Does anybody know this focusingscreen?
I would like to know wheter I can use it in my F1n or not.

Greets,
Pim


9. From : Will D (willymarybec@aol.co.uk)
Url : http://rusty-razor.co.uk
Date : 08:44 AM Tuesday 15 March, 2005

Thanks for all the info. But the quest continues. I'm trying to obtain a new replacement fresnel (focusing) screen for an F1N. I'm in the UK and there still seem to be one or two of the independent Canon Service Centres that may be able to obtain replacements, but to order one I need a 'number'. I'm after the 'gridded' architectural screen in particular. I once had a copy of the F1N brocure, in which all the interchangeable screens were pictured and numbered. Doubtless, the brocure is as rare as a mint F1N. If someone has this page, a faxed photocopy would be of great assistance. Regards to all F1N-ners!


10. From : Michael Brand (mike.iona@blueyonder.co.uk)
Url : http://
Date : 09:02 PM Monday 14 March, 2005

Regarding the F1n of 1982-1990. There were detail changes to the camera during it's life, but I'm unsure if these were for different markets. I have 2 F1n bodies which appear identical, but on the earlier one (lower serial number - European market) the shutter speed readout in the bottom right of the viewfinder are in green & yellow, while in the later one (higher serial number - Asia-Pacific market) the shutter speeds are in white & red. Personally I find the white & red ones slightly brighter. Otherwise, as far as I can see the bodies are identical. Mike.


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