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1. From : dhs (
Url : http://
Date : 08:48 AM Wednesday 23 April, 2003

Aldo, Start by checking all batteries; the body as well as the winder. good luck, dhs

2. From : Aldo (
Url : http://
Date : 04:21 AM Tuesday 22 April, 2003

Sometimes my AE Powerwinder FN doesn't react when I press the button on the winder. The releasebutton on the camera still works in such a situation. Anybody seen this before? Any solutions?

3. From : tuna bilgi (
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Date : 10:34 PM Friday 18 April, 2003

many thanks everybody for replying my messages.. now we can forget about that vivitar lens, because i've found a 135mm 1:3.5 FD Lens and bought it with a brand-new FD 2-X A extender!! :)) i've just found a shop in my city who has lots of FD lenses. (the shopowner allowed me to use his 15mm FD Lens after showing him my new f-1 and it was perfect!! ). i'll use my 135mm lens and the extender as much as i can to get used to working with a tele.. by summer, i'm intending to buy my second new f-1 body (he sells one for 600$ and a brand new one for 1200$).. regards, tuna....

4. From : Render, Karl (
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Date : 03:36 PM Friday 11 April, 2003

Question about Close-Up Lenses available for CANON-FD: Dear All, some may consider it as stupid, but last year I found my ideal F1N, and after having seen first results, my intention is to get closer to MACRO photography. Searching for close-up lenses I remain a bit confused which CANON- or other lenses I could use on my FD-lenses. Grateful to get some directions, based on your experiences. Best Regards, Karl Render

5. From : Duane K (
Url : http://
Date : 03:10 AM Tuesday 08 April, 2003

Hello again Tuna. re Vivitar 28-105 lens & corner darkening. The strongest darkening occurs with slide film, shorter focal lengths and larger apertures; most noticeably at f5.6 and larger. All wide angle zoom lenses show this but of the ones I've used (Canon 35-105, 28-85 & 20-35) it is much more noticeable. Now having said that, the darkening relative to center is not noticeable when the lens is stopped down to f/8 and smaller. The edge sharpness also improves considerably. The Vivitar is also not up to the same resolution as any of the above Canon lenses although it does have good contrast and color. I would try to test the other lenses out before actually buying any of them. A few images can quickly tell you whether you have a good lens or not.

6. From : JohnL (
Url : http://
Date : 08:08 AM Sunday 06 April, 2003

Hi Frank, Silly answer I know, but have you checked the Battery or replaced it Regards John

7. From : Ken McBeth (
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Date : 09:22 PM Friday 04 April, 2003

Hi, Everyone- , I'm in Edinburgh, Scotland UK. I have some gear for sale- 2xF1NAE Bodies, perfect working order- used appearance £200GBP each- £350GBP for both. I'm keeping my F1N (very brassy, but once again, perfect working order/perfect metering. I've got an good condition T90 up for grabs as well- £220GBP includes FD50mmf1.4, my other T90 is for me! I'm really getting rid of cameras that have been bought because they caught my eye. I've just done it again with a satin-chrome finish FTbn body that was to cheap to say no to- it came with an ERC too! Apart from that, I love taking photos- I love taking photos of people and wish that I could spend more time doing that- if you check out my website, you will see that I build analogue synthesizers for a living and like most work, it leaves me little time for my other passion- photography. I hope that some of you get back to me about my cameras for sale because they are literally, doing nothing!

8. From : tuna bilgi (
Url : http://
Date : 12:43 AM Wednesday 02 April, 2003

i'm living in istanbul and i could only find vivitar and tokina. the price is around 235$, and looks reasonable to me... when compared to vivitar series 1, nobody recommended to use tokina... i'm stuck to the point where you said the corners would be darker than the center.. will that make too much problem for me? will the dark corners be esily noticed? also have you used that lens? thanks, tuna

9. From : Duane K (
Url : http://
Date : 07:16 AM Tuesday 01 April, 2003

To Tuna, re Vivitar 28-105 Series 1 lens This is not a bad lens but it is not great. It is reasonably sharp and has good contrast and color but it has problems with edge sharpness and illumination (ie., the corners are darker than the center at short focal lengths and larger apertures). It is also fragile and can break easily. If you can get one for US$100 or so it's not a bad deal. Knowing what I know I wouldn't pay more than that. Cheers,

10. From : Mark W (
Url : http://
Date : 03:28 PM Monday 31 March, 2003

Ron from the Canon Museum site: With standard Eye-Level Finder FN: 201,000 yen (w/FD 50mm f/1.2) 181,000 yen (w/FD 50mm f/1.4) 149,000 yen (body) What's a yen weigh? haven't got a clue! but this is the factories list price upon issue for the New F-1

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