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1. From : Butch Go (
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Date : 07:47 PM Tuesday 11 February, 2003

February 11,2003 Hi, I have a Canon A-1 and a Canon F-1New with several lenses and accessories. I have been using the two bodies less often than I used to 'cause I have a digital camera which I found handy to use. However, I dry fire the two bodies on a monthly basis (so that the mechanisms won't stick.) In one of my routine inspection of the two bodies, I discovered that my F-1New has a stuck up winder. I just could not wind the camera anymore with the lever. Also, I can no longer push (press) the shutter button. I would appreciate it very much if anyone can anyone diagnose my camera's impairment. Pls send advice to my email address ( you, Butch

2. From : Don (
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Date : 10:15 AM Tuesday 11 February, 2003

I have an F1N and the meter needle sometimes sticks at the bottom of the viewfinder. Seems to be temperature related. When it happens, pointing the camera to a strong light source while holding the shutter release down to get a meter reading will free it up. Has anyone a fix to this problem? Does the camera just need service? Any recommendations for a repair facility in the New York area? THANKS!

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4. From : Dan Sharp (
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Date : 02:57 AM Monday 20 January, 2003

I recently purchased an ae power winder fn for my New f1. I am having difficulties getting it to function correctly. With all of the shutter buttons in the off position (the two on the winder and the camera's), the camera's meter is on. This can't be right because the batteries will become exhausted. The other issue is when I try to fire a shot with the winder on, the self timer starts to beep with the camera's shutter in the A position. I can find no reference to these concerns reading the manuals. The camera is in mint condition and the winder appears to be as new. Any help would be appreciated! Thanks, Dan

5. From : Lindy (
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Date : 05:55 PM Tuesday 14 January, 2003

Mark, Nice~! I thought that oversized battery was obsolete. I'll give my radio shack a try. Thanks! Lindy

6. From : Mark Wahlster (
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Date : 02:55 PM Tuesday 14 January, 2003

Lindy, just for info here the Flash coupler L which is also a meter light. Dose not use unavailable batteries I just got one of these for a young lady that I put a F-1 outfit together for and found the batteries at Radio Shack Origionally they were a 1.35V Merc. cell but it will very happily be powered by the modern 1.5 volt Alkanie version or size if you will of the same two batteries. I would have to look up the numbers but it can still be powered up. I like the L as it has this extra advantage of lighting up the meter and the F has a tendancy to scar the top of the prism it is also a real bitch to remove with gloves on or when you what to change finders.

Mark W.

7. From : Lindy (
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Date : 07:49 AM Tuesday 14 January, 2003

Ernie, No you cannot use the later flash top prism to power your flash or propery mount on the F-1 camera either. First choice: Find Flash Coupler F, I think its the best of the 3 flash couplers Canon made for the F-1. It securely attaches in 2 places; Eyering and rewind knob. The other 2 are Flash Coupler L, which you cannot find a power source now, and Flash coupler D which originally came with the chrome nose F-1 outfit. Between these 2 I think L is better than D as it securely attaches to the rewind knob. Flash function works fine without batteries in Flash Coupler L. Lindy

8. From : Ernie (
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Date : 11:08 AM Monday 13 January, 2003

Hi. Can anyone tell me if the sliding top section with the flash unit mount/bracket that is on the new F-1n body fit onto the older model version of the F-1? I am trying to locate one of these flash mounting brackets so I can slip it on to my older F-1. I know there is an optional flash coupler mount that can slide over the top left area of the older F-1 but I would rather use the newer version If the newer F-1 flash coupler mount will fit my older F-1 does anyone know where I can buy one at this time? I have tried EBAY and they don't have it. Thanks very much for your help. Ernie

9. From : Dércio (
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Date : 03:05 AM Thursday 09 January, 2003

Prezados Gentlemen Would like to request if possible, the manual of service and project of the Canon F1 special edition 1984 Los Angeles Olympics Yours
Truly I thank Dércio

10. From : apart (
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Date : 01:34 AM Tuesday 07 January, 2003

Hello ! I know you guys here are real gurus about F1. Maybe you can help me... I've got a serious problem with my F1n. After shooting 2 or 3 shots I get extremely long mirror moves - I mean the mirror lifts very slowly, then stays up for a long time, finally the shutter rolls on and then the mirror slides down... Can anyone tell me what's wrong with my camera ?? Thanks

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