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1. From : Jim (
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Date : 02:48 PM Thursday 09 October, 2003

I have two F1N's and use them casually (amateur). The film rewind knobs fell off both cameras within weeks of each other. Lost all the little bits of hardware and the knob itself. Anyone else have this problem, and what would cause or agravate it? Parts are not available, so I am in the process of buying scrap cameras for parts. Will any other Canon model know fit this thing?

2. From : Sam (
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Date : 01:26 PM Thursday 09 October, 2003

T45 issue: This is the most powerful flash unit designed specifically for the OM system. Based on the technical spec at I cannot figure out whether it has a PC terminal - it can opnly use use in this connection with the F-1. IF it only has a TTL OM propriatary-type sync cord, then it is not possible to use with the New F-1 (I think it should has one). Even if it has, you might only be confined to use AUTO or MANUAL flash control offer by the flash unit itself. Next, on the camera section, it will not auto-sync by itself, you will need to set the X-sync speed or below workable shutter speed(s). It is not entirely easy to use a handl flash - adding the fact, they are bulky and heavy, so, it is always better to get an original Canon flash. Why don't you consider selling the T45 for a good premium and get a used Cano0n Auto thristor instead ? Although it is not entire accurate, but Hope this info helps.

3. From : Dimitris (
Url : http://
Date : 01:55 PM Wednesday 08 October, 2003

What could be the cause of a New F-1's mirror that has a "sticky" black plastic at two wdges ? Can I celan them with tissues ? I read about the delicacy of the mirror mechanism and has been hesitating doing it. By the way, it is a great Canon website and has been a long time I have came across such a fine work on the web. Next,is a data back FN still working in lapse years ? I have heard a lot of contradictory comments relating to this the data back.

4. From : Casey JT (
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Date : 01:47 PM Wednesday 08 October, 2003

Just curious, since the New F-1 does not provide TTL flash, is that possible to use a Olympus T45 flash onto a Canon New- F-1 ? I was given a used unit and this huge mounted flash has a powerful flash output and I am not sure how to get around with the camera.

5. From : GodMars (
Url : http://
Date : 02:15 PM Thursday 02 October, 2003

Hi Matthew, as NF-1 does not support TTL flash features, it is not necessary to buy dedicated flash unit for it. I think any common flash unit that supports manual and auto-flash function will be ok - of course, you must set the aperture and shutter speed manually.

6. From : GaƩtan Bolduc (
Url : http://
Date : 11:19 AM Monday 29 September, 2003

FS: Canon NewF1 body in mint condition. Pics available. $835us shipping included.

7. From : Matthew (
Url : http://
Date : 01:38 AM Friday 26 September, 2003

Do any one know what kind of flash that can I used in Canon New F-1 I don;t want to buy the second hand old 188A, or 199A e.t.c. Any suggestion??

8. From : Lindy Stone (
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Date : 10:20 PM Thursday 25 September, 2003

I have a brand new in the box F-1N that I would sell for $1500. But if you are planning to use any F-1N mint example you'd be better off getting a really nice one instead for much less, like at ebay. In fact, like 1/3 the price I quoted my my brand new example. Big difference. The matte finish on these bodies are prone to wear quickly. Thanks, Lindy

9. From : Michael Howard (
Url : http://
Date : 01:41 AM Wednesday 24 September, 2003

I'm in the market for an F-1 body. Know of any decent ones out there? (incl. possible "NOS" kits?). Thanks!

10. From : R.T. Junior (
Url : http://
Date : 05:19 PM Tuesday 23 September, 2003

I am living in Rio Parana, Paraguay. I was given a few old FL lenses which I thought of using them with my dad's New F-1 (based on the site's pictures). I was told these series of Canon lenses cannot be fully functional with the New F-1. Is that true ? Why wouldn't Canon lenses be used on a Canon cameras ? If I am wrong, what limitations do this combination post ? Thank for any feebacks, please use the board to response. p.s. this is a fatastic website on cameras, much better than many other sites.

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