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1. From : jankamugu (
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Date : 04:18 AM Tuesday 06 March, 2007

please one as you love your self prace God all the time ONE GOD NOLY WE HAVE UMU GUYS .



2. From : limeybiker (
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Date : 12:32 AM Saturday 17 February, 2007

Hi, to all Canon F1 users. I just purchased an Canon High Power Ni-Cd Pack FN --fits F1,F1N,New F1-- (190080499715)on EBay, I intend to replace the Ni-Cads. Has anyone done this, can you offer any advice. Also I need to make or purchase a charger for it, anyone got one sitting in a drawer somewhere they would be willing to part with. Ride safe ,

Barry, Sunny Ocala FL

3. From : Kent Bergstrom (
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Date : 09:34 AM Saturday 10 February, 2007

Hi, I have find a Flash Coupler D to my F1n, and I wonder if I need a cable from the flash to the body to make the flash work, I'm thinking of buying a Speedlite 155A for my F1n collection. So I wonder if this flash will work on my camera in manual mode mounted on Flash Coupler D. Regards Kent.

4. From : Jonathan (
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Date : 12:21 AM Thursday 04 January, 2007

Greetings, I have been an active Canon FD system user since 1973, and have three of the older F-1's. I bought a near mint New F-1 body last year, coplemented with accessory focusing screens, motor drive and speed finder that I have just recently started to familiarize myself with. Just found this platform by accident researching F-1's. I am a registered member of the Canon FD Group forum, and I am familiar with it's format. However, I am not not certain how this platform works. Would someone kindly explain the format to me. Can I bookmark the site, or put a shortcut for it on my pc to access as time permits? Looks like a great resource for the New F-1 owner/operator. I will look forward to participating. Regards, Jonathan

5. From : Arif IYICIL (
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Date : 04:26 PM Monday 25 December, 2006

After having made service for Canon medical equipment for more than 12 years, I changed my job in 1996 and since than I have no more contact to Canon, in Europa,Amsterdam...

It is a must (!) to have the new F1 and I have some of them and started recently to repair one of them, which did have following failure :

In electronic control mode, (battery inserted) the first curtain always fires, and, the timing is equal for 2000-125 and also for 30 for the second curtains firing. But for all other setting of the timing, the second curtain remains open as long as You press the knob and shuts, when You take Your finger.

I opened the electronic board and checked the discrete components, which were all OK and also in the upper part (in the lightmeter section) and down side (in the lower section of the body) where of course, I cannot check the details of the IC. Also I could not check the thick-film-hybrid, most probably a resistor combination beneath the PCB.

With oscilloscope I can see the oscillator running when the button is depressed for the first stage and the metering starts to run and the timing for the delay of the meter is running too, but the delay in relation to the tining cannot control the second curtain. The "crazy" puls for the second curtain on some of the timing positions is not clean like the first one, which fires the first relais without problem.

I did check in Internet for the serrvice manual, but without success and could read in MIR that it is not available...

Is there anybody, who could help technically, that I will repair this unit.

Thanks and WBR

6. From : Charlie (
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Date : 01:58 AM Sunday 24 December, 2006

I have a Canon F1n 1984 Olympic Edition w/AE finder and AE motor drive FN, 2 focusing screens,(spot and center-weighted) All Canon 50mm 1.8 with the 84 Olympic lens cap, 28mm, 100mm, 70-210mm macro, 35-105mm macro. I also have an AE-1 body. There's not a scratch or wear mark on any of these items. They are all mint. Still have the owners manual too. I didn't use this camera much at all. Maybe 50 rolls shot through it. The AE-1 has only had 2 rolls shot through it. I also have a Sunpak 522 off camera flash with bracket and omni-bounce diffuser. I am considering selling these items since I never use them. I bought them all new except for the 28mm and the 35-105mm but they are mint also. Anyone interested e-mail me. - Charlie

7. From : TomR (
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Date : 01:43 AM Thursday 08 June, 2006

Tom, Run a search on e-bay for completer items like the lens you have. Or, you can take a look at the prices compiled at:


8. From : Tom Esmond (
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Date : 01:18 AM Thursday 08 June, 2006

I want to sell my Canon FD 20mm 1:2.8 S.S.C Lens on ebay but have no idea what I should expect to get for it. It came with my F1 that I bought used in 1974. It is in new condition - always kept in it's leather case with a clear filter on and lightly used. Any idea of likely value? Thanks, Tom E

9. From : Mike (
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Date : 10:33 AM Friday 02 June, 2006

Cindy, to open the F-1 push down on the little silver button next to the rewind know and pull up on the rewind knob. This is a deliberate measute to prevent accidental opening of the rear door!

10. From : Dennis (
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Date : 06:17 AM Friday 02 June, 2006

Cindy, these pages of the manual describes film loading ->

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