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Used Canon F1 35mm SLR Camera & 50mm f1.8 Lens "Lake Placid 1980 Olympics Edition"

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  • New Or Secondhand: Secondhand
  • Condition: Good*
  • Location: London
  • 6 Month Guarantee
  • Fitting: Canon FD
  • Sensor Size: 35mm Film

Product code: B001019428

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Used Canon F1 35mm SLR Camera & 50mm f1.8 Lens "Lake Placid 1980 Olympics Edition"

£299.00

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What is the condition like of this used item?

The condition of this item has been described as:

GOOD

  • Heavy signs of use
  • Full working order
  • Has deep marks and clear signs of wear and tear
  • No dust or fungus
  • Film cameras - Light meter checked and operational
  • Film cameras - Light traps checked and passed test
  • Film cameras - Wind on mechanisms tested and operational
  • Film cameras - Shutter speeds fully operational
  • Film cameras - New batteries fitted

The Canon F-1 is a 35 mm single-lens reflex camera produced by Canon of Japan from March 1971 until the end of 1981, at which point it had been superseded by the New F-1 launched earlier that year. The Canon FD lens mount was introduced along with the F-1, but the previous Canon FL-mount lenses and older R- series lenses were also compatible with the camera with some limitations. The Canon F-1 was marketed as a competitor to the Nikon F and Nikon F2 single lens reflex cameras by Nikon.

The F-1 was Canon's first truly professional-grade SLR system, supporting a huge variety of accessories and interchangeable parts so it could be adapted for different uses and preferences.

The FD lenses have an Automatic position on the aperture ring, at first identified by a green circle, later by a green A. This position is excluded if the lens is on a camera not supporting the automatic mode. The 1 to 1/2000 sec shutter has horizontally running metal foils curtains.

The TTL metering on the Canon F-1 is a remarkable feature. The photocell is neither in the finder prism nor behind the SLR mirror, but on the side of the focusing screen, which directs a fraction of the light to it. In this way the meter works independently of the attached finder, dramatically simplifying the viewfinders as well as the metering system in the camera. The beauty of it is the focusing screen with an embedded mirror.

For the 1980 Winter Olympics in Lake Placid, a Special version of the F-1 with the engraved Lake Placid Olympic logo was offered.


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