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1. From : Lindy Stone (adkinstone@adelphia.net)
Url : http://
Date : 10:39 PM Thursday 04 September, 2003

Hello Leonard! I have gotten much pleasure and knowledge from your fantastic sites!!!! 200% A+++++!! Because of you providing this forum I located my mint green bodied 1978 issue F-1, the rare Y focusing screen among many other items for my system and collection. I considered several times answereing the numerous questions posed the last 2 months when the moderator here was silent. The problem for me is when I post my email addy I get SPAMMED heavily for days even. I wish I could answer peoples' questions here without the world knowing my email. Leonard, Thanks Again For All You Do For Us, Canon's long ago forgotten Canon FD System users. Thank you So Much!!! Lindy in Colorado USA


2. From : Leonard P S Foo (leofoo@mir.com.my)
Url : http://www.MIRnet.com.my
Date : 12:49 PM Tuesday 02 September, 2003

Mark, it is alright. I think what Neil referred is the PIM site as a whole which I think I would like to make use of this oppurtunity to address the issue here at this MB as well. Firstly, everyone MUST understand this FACT - the PIM site is just a hobbyist website. Frankly, since day one when the site went Live - there was no one else EXCEPT me involving with the development works in this website. After all these years (1.6GB of folder size and closing in to 12 million hits per month of web traffic), I think I should also start to spare a little time on other personal matters as well (such as business aspect on all the reat of other companies of mine). What I have done so far is just to provide a platform to many other MF classic SLRs users to exchange views and problems faced. Actually, the development works have never stopped and each day I will try to spare an hour or two writing a few pages relating to photography. Unfortunately, some of the content may not be relating directly to Canon gears. For an instance, I am working on the Nion F4 right now after finished the the three sites on Nikon FM3A, Minolta X-700 and Maxxum 7000 (each of this sites took around a month or two to finish one - you can ay unproductive or whatever, but it has never been easy). After this, probably I will commence works on the long pending Canon's EOS-1 series project which may get me stuck for another 3-4 months or so (one reason why I have to began the F4 first because it is direct comparing Pro model in its class). I couldn't possibly be handling so many things at one go as you know it can be very difficult to prepapre a "good" site that satisfy my self-set requirments (but very easy to read and browse with few clicks). Anyway, as there are plenty of other websites on the Net for you to go to if you have a problem or wishes to interact with co-users of your equipment of choice. As relation to the New F-1, recently a surfer provides me a link to the New F-1 LE model which I have never heard of, I have tried to mail the gentlemen who auctioned his stuff at Ebay but he has not responsed to my mails. Well, I couldn't possibly be using other's images without prior approval and thus there was nothing new for the addons in this new F-1 website. Sorry for the disappointment.


3. From : mark wahlster (awahlster@aol.com)
Url : http://
Date : 05:07 AM Tuesday 02 September, 2003

What pages would you like updated this is a message board where people ask for help or make comments about their Canon F-1N cameras. If you would like any info not seen here please ask and we will see what we can help you with. The board does not get a lot of use but beings it is another way for F-1N owners to find help it can be very important. Mark W. moderator


4. From : neil (ngn41@yahoo.co.uk)
Url : http://
Date : 04:07 AM Tuesday 02 September, 2003

THESE PAGES SEEM A LITTLE OUT OF DATE NOW WHEN THEY BE UPDATED REGARDS


5. From : Mark Wahlster (awahlster@aol.com)
Url : http://
Date : 07:45 AM Sunday 31 August, 2003

Sorry everybody I have been working nights and not paying attention to the board as I should so here are a bunch of answers for everyone Mark W. Moderator

# Kenney & Jomar, The cord you see in the manual for the Nicad powering of the F-1N is not something that goes into the battery cover but is in fact a whole new batterycover/battery replacement unit preminantly attached to the power cord.
# Kenney, The bright series of F-1N are fully designe to work with the intrnal metering of the camera and no compensation is needed.
# Paul, The Case you have or are interested in is the stock case for the 50mm f1.8 and 50mm f1.4 nFD lenses the ones with the chrome button lock.
# Josh, The camera you arew looking at is a dedicated high speed 9fps camera that was developed just for the Olympics and very very few of them were made. It uses if I remember correctly a pellicle mirror which does not move but allows a protion of the light to pase directly through it to the film plane. The high price is reflective of it's high collector value.
# Jakub, I'm not sure if there is one on Christians site as this has come up a number of time in the past and I can't check his site right now as it is currently down. but it is at: http://www.canonfd.com/choose.htm he has most repair manuals and Instruction books for the Canon Fd line.
# Ralph, The output voltage of the FN/MA charger is very difficult to measure as it's circuitry only puts out voltage under load so it has to be charging to have anything to read. the Battery pak it charges is a 12 cell 1.2V per cell pack so it has to be more then 14.4 volts and is most likely around 16 volts out put when working correctly.
# Nanto, You will need the AE winder FN to power the shutter priority and the Viewfinder AE to see the aperture scale in the viewfinder for Aperture priority. As to which option you chose the AE winder FN will be easier to find then the AE finder and will be most likely more expensive then the winder.


6. From : Ralph (rherttra@yahoo.de)
Url : http://
Date : 04:09 PM Saturday 30 August, 2003

Hallo to everybody! Does anybody of you knows, what's the value of the outgoing voltage of FN MA charging devices is? Thanks to you! Ralph


7. From : Nanto (kennyniels2002@yahoo.com)
Url : http://
Date : 01:51 PM Saturday 30 August, 2003

This is a great website and a very useful forum. I am owning a New F-1 and a couple of lenses for years. Recently I am starting to engage in close up photography. I am looking at buying a close-up flash kit, since the camera has no TTL, I think it doesn't really matter on taking in a third party brand like the Sunpak into my buying consideration. Question is, I am also intend to get a close focus FDn 200mm f/4 in addition to the 50mm macro FDn. Has anyone has similar combination and wish to find out whether it is advisable to go on and how assuring in getting pleasant results. Next, my current system has no AE nor any winder. So, I think I should get a n AE finder since aperture priority is more useful than shutter priority at close-up photography (I supposed it is logical); but comparing an AE finder costs alomost the same with a used power winder, which in your opinion should be the more logical choice ? I am almost making my mind up but still wish to seek for second opnion. Thanks for the greatness in this site (as well as the maintainer of this board), at least, I know I am not alone now.


8. From : Jomar Haktorson (jomarh_no@yahoo.com)
Url : http://
Date : 04:17 AM Wednesday 27 August, 2003

Kenny: 1. The F-1N manual does not say anything about need of exposure compensation while using brighter screens. 2. According to the manual for the "AE motor drive FN" it is possible to feed both the motordrive and the camera if you have the Ni-Cd Pack FN and the Battery Cord C-FN. A picture in the manual shows a cord connecting the battery pack and a socket located on the battery cover on the camera. I have seen many F-1Ns but never one with a socket on the battery cover. The cover wit socket shown in the manual is probably a part of the Battery Cord C-FN.


9. From : Kenney (kenwills_99@mailcity.com)
Url : http://
Date : 12:08 PM Tuesday 26 August, 2003

Two questions for the gurus: 1. does the laser-matte screens which are supposedly brighter needs exposure compensation or auto TTL compensated ? 2. I have heard the earlier version of the New F-1 does not has a provision for battery cord to power the camera from the motor drive, is it true ? If I am wrong, how to locate one of those cable and how to use it ? I really like to buy a used Canon F-1 to replace my aging AE-1. Thanks in advance.


10. From : Paul (PFGaecke@mac.com)
Url : http://
Date : 12:08 AM Tuesday 26 August, 2003

Can anyone tell me which FD lenses use or will fit the FD LH-B8 Canon case? Shoot me an email if you have an answer. Thanks


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