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F-1n Montreal Olympics
35mm Focal-Plane Shutter SLR Camera
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Serial is : #306090
Outline   Specifications
   
Marketed   1976   Type 35mm focal-plane shutter SLR camera with built-in winder and multi-mode AE
Original Price   Unknown   Picture Size 24x36 mm
Normal Lens Probably Same as F-1 (n)

 

  Lens Mount FD mount

F-1 (n) body dedicated for Montreal Olympic Games.

Shutter Probably Same as F-1 (n)
Viewfinder

Probably Same as F-1 (n)

Metering &
Exposure Control
Probably Same as F-1 (n)
  Film Loading
&  Advance
Probably Same as F-1 (n)
Frame Counter Probably Same as F-1 (n)
Film Rewind Probably Same as F-1 (n)
Power Source Probably Same as F-1 (n)
Dimensions
&  Weight
Unknown
OL D (olive drab finished)
35mm Focal-Plane Shutter SLR Camera

FX [A] [O] [J]

Serial is #577500

Outline   Specifications
   
Marketed   January 1980   Type 35mm focal-plane shutter AF SLR camera with built-in winder and multi-mode AE
Original Price   Unknown   Picture Size 24x36 mm
Normal Lens Same as F-1 (n)

 

  Lens Mount FD mount

Official model name: Canon ODF-1, officially launched in January, 1978. It has never been sold outside the main land of Japan. Total quantity produced was 2,002 units. This is a limited edition based on a revised Canon F-1body configuration. Most external parts are finished in olive drab (OD) military color. It was sold specifically in mainland Japan only. The set included a wide strap and soft case also finished in olive drab. This setup is the most complete seen so far from any sales.

Shutter Same as F1 (n)
Viewfinder

Same as F1 (n)

Metering &
Exposure Control
Same as F-1 (n)
  Film Loading
&  Advance
Same as F-1 (n)
Frame Counter Same as F-1 (n)
Film Rewind Same as F-1 (n)
Power Source Same as F-1 (n)
Dimensions
&  Weight
147 x 99 x 43 mm, 820 g
F-A Ophtamologist
35mm Focal-Plane Shutter SLR Camera

FX [A] [O] [J]

Serial is : #802290

Outline   Specifications
   
Marketed   Unkown   Type 35mm focal-plane shutter SLR camera.
Original Price       Picture Size 24x36 mm
Normal Lens Specific : to be connected to an ophtalmology system.

 

  Lens Mount FD mount

Seems to be A-1 based. Dedicated to ophtalmology photography. Note that it does not have a any speed ring nor any film speed scale. A polaroid back could be used in place of the 35mm back.

It needed to be connected to a specific optical system. It was made for angiographies and other eyes pictures.

Shutter Unknown
Viewfinder

Specific (image is upside down).

Metering &
Exposure Control
Unknown
  Film Loading
&  Advance
Probably same as A-1
Frame Counter Probably same as A-1
Film Rewind Camera-top crank
Power Source Winder without battery. Probably powered by the ophtalmology system (see the 6 contacts at the front right).
Dimensions
&  Weight
820 g (body +winder)
F-1n Lakeplacid
35mm Focal-Plane Shutter SLR Camera
FX [A] [O] [J]

Serial is : #607225
Outline   Specifications
   
Marketed   1980   Type 35mm focal-plane shutter SLR camera with built-in winder and multi-mode AE
Original Price   Unknown   Picture Size 24x36 mm
Normal Lens Same as F-1 (n)

 

  Lens Mount FD mount

F-1 (n) body dedicated for Lake Placid Olympic Games.

Shutter Same as F-1 (n)
Viewfinder

Same as F-1 (n)

Metering &
Exposure Control
Same as F-1 (n)
  Film Loading
&  Advance
Same as F-1 (n)
Frame Counter Same as F-1 (n)
Film Rewind Same as F-1 (n)
Power Source Same as F-1 (n)
Dimensions
&  Weight
Same as F-1 (n)
F-1 1984 Los Angeles Olympics
35mm Focal-Plane Shutter SLR Camera
FX [A] [O] [J]

Serial is : #LA8418
Outline   Specifications
   
Marketed   1984   Type 35mm focal-plane shutter SLR camera with built-in motor drive and multi-mode AE
Original Price   Unknown   Picture Size 24x36 mm
Normal Lens Same as F-1 New

 

  Lens Mount FD Mount

F-1 New body dedicated for Lake Placid Olympic Games.

Shutter Same as F-1 New
Viewfinder

Fixed eye-level pentaprism. Comes with teh AE Finder FN

Exposure
Control
Same as F-1 New.
  Film Loading
&  Advance
Same as F-1 New
Frame Counter Same as F-1 New
Film Rewind Same as F-1 New
Power Source Same as F-1 New
Dimensions
&  Weight
Same as F-1 New

F-1 Navy
35mm Focal-Plane Shutter SLR Camera
FX [A] [O] [J]

Serial is : #276337
Outline   Specifications
   
Marketed   1984   Type 35mm focal-plane shutter SLR camera with built-in motor drive and multi-mode AE
Original Price   Unknown   Picture Size 24x36 mm
Normal Lens Same as F-1 New

 

  Lens Mount FD Mount

F-1 New body dedicated for the U.S. Navy. Body and lens where engraved "U.S. Navy".

*There was also a F-1(n) U.S. Navy body and a T70 as well.

Shutter Same as F-1 New
Viewfinder

Same as F-1 New

Exposure
Control
Same as F-1 New
  Film Loading
&  Advance
Same as F-1 New
Frame Counter Same as F-1 New
Film Rewind Same as F-1 New
Power Source Same as F-1 New
Dimensions
&  Weight
Same as F-1 New
Specific AE-1 with four contacts at the bottom instead of two as usual.
This camera has probably not been marketed in large scale.
35mm Focal-Plane Shutter SLR Camera
 

Serial is : #511306
Outline   Specifications
   
Marketed   April 1976   Type 35mm focal-plane shutter single-lens reflex camera
Original Price   81,000 yen (w/FD 50mm f/1.4SSC),
4,000 yen (case)
  Picture Size 24x36 mm
Normal Lens Canon FD 50mm f/1.4 SSC, FD 50mm f/1.8 SC
    Lens Mount FD mount

Introduced in April 1976, the AE-1 was a very successful camera worldwide.

When the AE-1 came out, TTL manual-metering models (including the Canon FTb and FTb-N) were still the mainstream in the 35mm SLR market. Autoexposure models were still at the very top end of the SLR market. They were expensive and produced in small numbers.

The AE-1, however, was designed from the ground up with five major units and twenty-five minor units. They were centrally controlled by a microcomputer. By incorporating electronics, the parts count could be reduced by 300. The manufacturing of the camera was also highly automated. This made it possible to produce a low-cost camera having high-end features.

Camera models such as the AE-1 model of 1976 was largely responsible for having revolutionized the entire camera design concept and also the manufacturing process of modern 35mm SLR cameras as we know it today. It was also the world's first camera to have all its functions to be controlled fully by a built-in micro CPU (Central Processing Unit). It also held the record as the world's best-selling 35mm SLR camera todate, with more than five million units sold worldwide!

*Also had black versions.

Shutter Four-axis, horizontal-travel focal-plane shutter with cloth curtains. X, B, 2, 1, 1/2, 1/4, 1/8, 1/15, 1/30, 1/60, 1/125, 1/250, 1/500, 1/1000 sec. All speeds controlled electronically. Built-in self-timer (with blinking LED).
Flash Sync X-sync automatic-switching sync contacts with German socket and hot shoe.
Viewfinder Fixed eye-level pentaprism. 0.86x magnification (EX 50mm), 93.5% vertical coverage, 96% horizontal coverage. Split-image rangefinder encircled by microprism rangefinder at center with a fresnel matte screen. Exposure meter needle, aperture scale, overexposure warning, stopped-down aperture metering needle and battery check indicator, and underexposure warning LED provided.
Exposure Control SPC for TTL full-aperture metering with shutter speed-priority AE or TTL stopped-down match needle manual metering (centerweighted averaging). Exposure compensation range of +2 EV. Metering range at ISO 100 and f/1.4: EV 1 - 18. Film speed range from ISO 25 to 3200.
Film Loading
&  Advance
Slotted take-up spool. Advances with camera-top lever's 120° stroke (partial strokes enabled). Ready position at 30°. Winder A also optional for power winding.
Frame Counter Counts up. Resets automatically when camera back is opened.
Film Rewind Camera-top crank
Power Source One 4G-13 6 V mercury oxide battery or 4LR44 alkaline battery
Dimensions
&  Weight
141 x 87 x 48 mm, 590 g

Last update : May-14-2014 15:08:26 CEST

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