Modern Classic SLRs Series :
Canon New F-1 High Speed Motor Drive Camera

Despite after 20 years - Still the FASTEST beast around ..

Canon F-1n High Speed.jpg (25k Jpeg)
Instruction Manual for this rare piece of Canon has been uploaded HERE.

If you are lazy to go through the manual, here is a brief technical specifications for this 1984 camera that designed for press photographers covered that L.A. Olympic Games.

Type: Horizontal-travel, focal-plane electromagnetic shutter with metal curtains. 1/30, 1/60, 1/125, 1/250, 1/500, 1/1000, 1.2000 sec. X-sync at 1/60 sec. There is no B and self-timer to set.
Viewfinder: Interchangeable with eye-level pentaprism as standard. that came with 0.8x magnification and 97% coverage. New split-prism rangefinder encircled by microprism rangefinder at center of Laser Matte screen. Thirty-two (13 types) interchangeable focusing screens available for three metering patterns (Center weighted average, selective and spot).
Mirror: (The fixed (Pellicle), semi-silvered mirror is coated with 20/1000mm ultra-thin, vapor-deposited Mylar film.) Viewfinder info is identical to basic Canon F1n.
Metering & Exposure Control : SPC for TTL stopped-down match-needle manual metering. Automatic stop-down of aperture during exposures. Metering range at EV 6 - 20 (ISO 100 and f/1.4).
Film speed range from ISO 6 to 6400.
Shooting Speed:
Adjustable film advance speed: 14 fps (H), 10 fps (M), 5 fps (L), and 1 fps (S).
Power Source: Two dedicated 24 V batteries containing ten 1.2 V size-AA Ni-Cd batteries. Battery check with button and green LED. * Power pack can be integrated with or separated from the camera body. Uses Ni-Cd Charger S-12 for charging.
Dimensions & Weight 157 x 70 x 262 mm, 2,180 g (With battery pack)

Rear section view of Canon New F-1 High speed
Credit: Image courtesy of Mr. Peter Coeln from LEICA Shop®, Austria who also operates a popular Westlicht Auction House. Image Copyright © 2008. All rights reserved. Please respect the visual property of the contributing photographer.

Compared with the earlier Canon F-1 High Speed Motor Drive Camera for cross reference. Relative: Compare with its competition, the Nikon F2 High Speed Motor Drive camera OR the amore appropriate Nikon F3H (high Speed Motor Drive camera. The Canon EF-Mount EOS1 RS, although slower at maximum driving speed (10 fps compared with 14 fps) which also uses a fixed pellicle mirror but providing the all important high speed AF functions for specific action freezed photography.

Another Limited Edition variation: The Canon OD-F-1 camera. Montreal Olympic, 1976 & Lake Placid Olympic (Canon F-1), 1980 & the L.A Olympic Canon New F-1 Model (1984)

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