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1. From : Andrew Lam (
Url : http://
Date : 02:43 AM Monday 27 May, 2002

I have been a faithful Canon New F-1 user since 1985, and I just discovered this website (rather embarrassing that I'm from Malaysia); it is great to see so many other users. I just thought I should inform everyone that if you watch the movie "Spider-Man" you will see Peter Parker (Tobey Maguire) use a Canon New F-1 with AE Finder FN! (The white labelling "Canon" & "F-1" on the camera body is blacked-out, but the light admitting window on the front of the AE finder FN and the projecting finger of the finder to accept the pin on the shutter speed dial are clearly visible.)

2. From : Jomar Haktorson (
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Date : 01:35 AM Saturday 25 May, 2002

Andrew: Here are the adresses to some net-shops that occasionally may have an AE-finder.

BTW, did you know that the automaic aperture Priority metering works well without the AE-finder. The only difference between the AE-finder and the Eye level finder FN is the horisontal scale that shows the shutter speeds when the shutter wheel is set to A. Just try. Set the wheel to A and shoot. You will notice that the camera selcts longer shuttertimes in bad light or if you choose small apeertures. The automatic exposure works, but you will not see the selected spee Any way I envy you your waist level finder. The are very rare. I have been looking for one some time but hav'nt found one yet.

3. From : Andrew Bizon (
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Date : 07:08 AM Thursday 23 May, 2002

Wanted AE Finder FN.I bought my F-1 with a Waist Level Finder FN, but want to take advantage of Aperture Priority metering. How can I find a source for the Finder?

4. From : Juan Pablo (
Url : http://
Date : 02:01 AM Thursday 23 May, 2002

Hi. Does anybody know where I can get the tree coupling covers, those three metallic pieces at the bottom of the camera? I just bought my F1N and it seems as if the previous owner used it with a power winder and lost the three covers, or forgot to screw them back in.
Thanks, Juan Pablo

5. From : Lindy (
Url : http://
Date : 10:40 PM Tuesday 21 May, 2002

Joe, Speedfinder FN image is correct and not reversed in either viewing positions. Same for mechanical F-1 speedfinder. Lindy

6. From : Joe (
Url : http://
Date : 11:48 PM Saturday 18 May, 2002

Does anyone know if the image in the viewfinder is reversed when using the Speed Finder FN as a waist-level finder? Thanks!

7. From : Pablo (
Url : http://
Date : 11:17 AM Saturday 18 May, 2002

Hi, I have just bought a minty Canon F-1N to upgrade from my Original EF. It looks and feels like it has barely been used both in and out. The only problem is that the meter needle does not move as it should. Most of the time it doesn't even move at all and sometimes it moves but only when it wants to. I have a new battery in it and I have tried changing the speed and f-stops. I have also tried the three metering modes. Am I doing something wrong? Is there something I need to clean or do? Help! Thanks,


8. From : AARON CHUNG (
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Date : 01:22 PM Friday 17 May, 2002

Hi, Recently I have brought a new Canon F1 Olympic Version camera and several Canon L lens; the camera and lens are really good. Thanks to the "" giving me plenty of information regarding the Canon F1 & Lens prior to my purchase. Cheers, Aaron : ) 17 May 2002 (Hong Kong)

9. From : Sylvia (
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Date : 11:28 AM Sunday 12 May, 2002

Hi, I would like to know the price of the Canon F-1 1984 Los Angeles "King of the F-1 Canons"...;from the Olympic...Please send me any informations...I have one camera like that to buy, but I don't know how much I should give for one like that...Thank's Sylwia

10. From : Jomar Haktorson (
Url : http://
Date : 07:34 PM Wednesday 01 May, 2002

Lauren! There is a stnadard prism at adorarama: "Canon eye level finder FN" Price $109

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