Written on: 23/04/2013 by flashinthepan
I'm a retired pro,and I bought 2 F1N AE bodys in 1985 and they've just gone on working wherever in the World I've taken them for 28 years whatever the conditions and just done the job. I like them so much when I die they'll have to prise mine from my cold dead hands. (read more)
Written on: 09/06/2009
I bought my 38 year old Canon F1 with a titanium focal plane shutter at the NKP BX in Apr. 1971. I carried it all through SEA (SVN, Cambodia, Laos) and took a significant number of my pics. as a combat pilot with it. It has worn like iron and, even after 1000s of photo shoots with it on most of the continents, it has required only one minor repair (battery contact). I am currently looking for a replacement 625 battery for it. Even though I have too many modern day digital cameras to... (read more)
Written on: 12/05/2005 by master of disguise
I love everything about the Canon F-1, from it's metal body to it's ability to stand up to anything! They really don't make them like this now-a-days, it's hard to get a better bang for your buck, and it's well worth it! (read more)
Written on: 06/01/2004 by jev (1 review written)
After some twenty years of service I had my Canon F-1 factory-refurbished. I will continue to use it for time-lapse and other photo use. I would like to acquire flash equipment for it. Contact me with price, description, etc at firstname.lastname@example.org (read more)
Written on: 07/08/2003 by thumper06 (1 review written)
I carried a Canon F-1 35mm SLR Camera for more than thirty years in VietNam, Thailand, Cambodia, Loas, Bruma, India and throught Europe. The F1 is by far the best SLR 35MM ever made. Wish I could find another body, mine got took out with a bullet in Columbia. Anyone know where I can get a good one? email@example.com. best camera body ever made (read more)
Written on: 30/03/2003 by Jeff.
Canon has made three different cameras called F-1.
The F-1 and F-1n made from 1971-76 and 1976-81 are almost identical. Complete manual control (shutter, aperture, focus, depth of field preview, mirror lockup), mechanical shutter 1-1/1000, battery used for meter only. Battery is the discontinued Mercury cell PX625. Cheap hearing aid batteries can be substituted but life is short. Only a central rectangle in the image is metered (i.e., it's like a spot meter with a large spot). Lots of... (read more)
Written on: 28/12/2002 by Tom.
There's not too many things in life that can go for 30 years without needing repairs...my Canon F-1 is one of them.
I've used this camera everywhere from glaciers in Alaska to architecture in New Mexico and it hasn't failed me yet. (read more)
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