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1. From : Dennis (
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Date : 06:54 AM Wednesday 02 June, 2004

Kerrigan, try: Ken Oikawa 28288 West Worcester Rd Sun City, CA 92586 Tel: (909) 246-9136 Richard Harteinstein Silverton, OR Tel: 503-873-5278, M-F 9-4 PST

2. From : Kerrigan (
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Date : 03:43 AM Wednesday 02 June, 2004

Hello: On my repair question; it is a 1984 F1n ... does that help? Located in Portland Oregon USA. Thanks!

3. From : mark wahlster (
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Date : 01:41 PM Saturday 29 May, 2004

it would be much easier to suggest a repair person for your F-1 if we knew which model F-1 ASA to 1600 F-1n ASA to 3200 or F-1N 6 volt battery and no self timer on the front. AND WHERE ON EARTH yu are located. Help us out and we can fix you up!

4. From : Kerrigan (
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Date : 07:06 AM Friday 28 May, 2004

Where does one get a F1n repaired? The local shops all say "can't work on them; no parts, no experience." They said the factory won't do them either ... So what are the options? Thanks!

5. From : Dennis (
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Date : 08:41 AM Tuesday 25 May, 2004

Jason, sorry that it did not solve your problem. Just in case ... make sure that you have a fully powered battery in the camera. Remember the "sunny 16" rule.

6. From : Dennis (
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Date : 08:36 AM Tuesday 25 May, 2004

Butch, with the FN Winder be aware of the film counter that is on the winder itself. If this counter hits 0 then it will stop winding. Press the counter reset button and you should be able to complete the advance by hand.

7. From : Alan Yates (
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Date : 06:45 AM Monday 17 May, 2004

Ah, of course. It all makes sense now. That's great. Many thanks Jan!

8. From : Jan (
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Date : 03:09 AM Monday 17 May, 2004

Alan: I think I have some answers to your questions.

A1: the chrome post on the shutter-dial is designed to use with the AE finder FN. With this finder you can convert the camera to aperture-priority AE.
A2 : The manual revers to the Film Chamber FN100. With this chamber you can put in film for 100 pictures to take. The film chamber has it's own chutter button. for more information on this take a look at Christian Rollinger's website kind regards, Jan (the Netherlands)

9. From : Alan Yates (
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Date : 01:46 AM Monday 17 May, 2004

Hi everyone. I've just bought an F-1N and AE Motor Drive FN - like the earlier reader, I've also found these are within my price bracket due to the digital rush. I have a couple of questions please, that I canont resolve from consulting the manuals.

Q1: Whhat is the chrome post on the shutter-dial for? I can't find any reference to it. I guess it's a link for one of the older viewfinders?
Q2: On the Motor Drive FN, ther's a cover marked FC. The manual says it's a cover for the Film Chamber, but underneath looks like a set of contacts. Are these contacts of any kind? Kind regards Alan (United Kingdom)

10. From : Butch Go (
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Date : 12:29 AM Monday 17 May, 2004

My Canon F1New winder is stuck when I exercised (dry clicked) the shutter after being idle for a month or two. I can no longer move the winder as if it has reached a film's last frame. A friend of mine said that all I have to do is to tweak a part somewhere in the body. Can anyone extend a hand regarding this problem?

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