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Canon F1

stuartr

New Member
I am currently using a F1-N and I love it. It is a wonderfully versatile camera and very much a tank. I find the the meter is very accurate, and the balance superb. I have a T-90 as well, and I have found myself using the F1 more often, despite the T-90s sophistication. Perhaps that is testament enough...
 
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lightyiow

Any one help!
I have the AE Motor Drive fn which has dead Ni-CDs,
I have took it to bits and want to replace the canon batteries with fresh Ni-CDs, my problem is how to connect the new batteries together,I think it is too dodgy to solder connections on, so how do I connect them together.I can buy presoldered batteries with the tags on but the power of these is quite low, I can not find any glue for the job,
any ideas anyone????
cheerz John
 

uj78

Active Member
> The connections have to be soldered that is the way they were designed to be > done. You need to go through a battery supply outfit like on the web for > higher capacity cells and you should be using the ones that have tabs on them > remeber a hot solder joint with the least amount of rosin core solder would be > the best for this job.
 
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eisst

I have a Canon F-1 (not N) but I don't know much about it. It is my wife's camera and she used it with no problems up until 1995. Does anyone know if this camera has a built in light meter?
 
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lightyiow

Steve,
Yes it does have a light meter,battery operated,
to check it set the film speed to 100 and shutter to 2000,turn the dial under the rewind knob to C,look in the viewfinder and the match needle should go to the bottom blue mark,( also used for stopped down index)if it goes below then you kneed a new battery.
When you need to use the camera (light meter)turn the dial to ON,turn it off to conserve battery when not in use or between shots
Hope this help
 
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lightyiow

Any one have any idea why the mirror of my F1n has started to operate very slowly at all speeds.
cheerz
 
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Xxxel

<font face="arial,helvetica"><font color="0077aa">Greetings to all.........I'm considering buying an FTb for my daughters first camera. Any thoughts or comments?
 
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mikedk

An excellent choice as an introduction to photography. Be aware of its weight and ergonomics; will it feel comfortable to your daughter, even after a long days shooting. Check out the personal reviews on PhotoSig; it gets an excellent review 96% and that's something! Have the camera checked out so as not to disappoint her on her first use.
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Xxxel

Thanks Michael.The weight of the camera is something my daughter will just have to get used to.<font face="arial,helvetica">
 
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mikedk

I think that when she gets to know the camera, owning and using and enjoying a precision instrument such as the FTb will outweigh any negative ideas she may ever have about weight.
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elmolise

Member
<font face="arial,helvetica">You think the FTb is heavy? Try carrying around a Pentax 67 w/between the lens shutter,flash bracket w/flash for a wedding assignement. Very tireing!!!! Anything for a large negative.
 
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mikedk

That's a fair point
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; but it does wonders for the muscles in the arms, shoulders and back.
 

elmolise

Member
Is it me? Have you noticed,that this whole forum site does not seem to be very active. I see "last post" dates in 2005,and 2004. What's the story with that?<font face="arial,helvetica">
 
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mikedk

In my experience, forums' activity run from the down-right-inactive to the hyper-active, and all points between. For a forum to be successful for what it is, IMHO, it has to be used by its members; there has to be proactively with some effort and self discipline. After all, a forum is its contributors.

(oops, I think we're going off-topic).
 

kamera

Member
For years I only USED M------ and N----...! About 4 years ago I decided to start accumulating and using Canon.

I have both the Ftb and the F1...both are fabulous cameras IMO. The Ftb is great for a novice to start out on, and hopefully continue its use in years to come. As a pro-model, the F1...gosh...I just can't say enough about it...so simply...GREEEAAAATTTT...!!!! Of course much heavier than the Ftb.

Opps...I lied...I have the FT which is the predecesser of the Ftb...very similar and as good a camera.

I do not think anyone can go wrong with any of the three.

Ron in Kalamazoo, MI USA
 

4 all formats

New Member
I started with a Canon FT (a very expensive purchase for my father) while in high school and attended Photo Expo '71 held at McCormick Place in Chicago. I saw the Canon F-1 system introduced there and was hooked! WOW motor drive, finders, 250 film chamber, and large collection of open metering lenses. This was it - what other advances could ever be made? It works without a battery, it tough and dependable. I later used the F-1n and loved it even more.
 
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