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Specific bodies and limited editions

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

Serial is : #306090
Outline
Marketed   1976
Original Price   Unknown

 

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

 
OL D (olive drab finished)
35mm Focal-Plane Shutter SLR Camera

FX [A] [O] [J]

Serial is #577500

Outline
Marketed   January 1980
Original Price   Unknown

 

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-1 body 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.

 
F-A Ophtamologist
35mm Focal-Plane Shutter SLR Camera

FX [A] [O] [J]

Serial is : #802290

Outline
Marketed   Unkown
Original Price    

 

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.

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

Serial is : #607225
Outline
Marketed   1980
Original Price   Unknown

 

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

 
F-1 1984 Los Angeles Olympics
35mm Focal-Plane Shutter SLR Camera
FX [A] [O] [J]

Serial is : #LA8418
Outline
Marketed   1984
Original Price   Unknown

 

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

 

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

Serial is : #276337
Outline
Marketed   1984
Original Price   Unknown

 

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.

 
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
Marketed   April 1976
Original Price   81,000 yen (w/FD 50mm f/1.4SSC),
4,000 yen (case)
 

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.


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