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Canon F-1 - Camera

Canon F-1 - Camera

Manual focus FD mount 35mm SLR released by Canon in 1971. Has user-interchangeable viewfinders, focusing screens, and motor drives. The original price (78,000 Yen) is equal to ~1575 Euros in 2023. Metal body available in black.

  • Shutter: Horizontal cloth focal plane, 1s - 1/2000s + B
  • ISO range: 25 - 1600
  • Size: 147 x 99 x 43mm
  • Weight: 820g
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Canon FD

Canon's FD mount came as the next logical step after the FL and R SLR mounts. All three of these used breech-lock systems, although Canon later abandoned this with their New FD (FDn) lenses. All FD lenses can be used on all FD bodies, though, and FL lenses can be used on most FD bodies as well.

One big advantage of the FD system was open-aperture metering, where the photographer could focus and meter without manually stopping down the lens' aperture. Another big advantage of the FD system was its capacity for automatic exposure. Cameras like the Canon AE-1 and A-1 are capable of advanced automatic exposure with all FD lenses. Over its two-decade production run, Canon introduced 134 different lenses for the FD system. These range from 7.5mm fisheyes to 1200mm ultra-telephotos.

One of the most popular models in the FD lineup was the Canon AE-1 Program, which sold well over one million units during the 1980s. Canon FD lenses, especially the oldest S.S.C models) are regaining popularity in part due to their similarity to Canon K35 cinema lenses. The rise of mirrorless cameras has also given FD lenses new life outside of 35mm photography.

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Canon F-1 - Camera Availability & Price History
Date Sold SKU Quality Control Price Image
Available T43833 $881.00 Canon F-1 + 50mm f1.4 Chrome Nose
Available E19744 $551.00 Canon F-1
01 Jan 2024 T52461 € 356.01 Canon F-1 - Camera Image
28 Aug 2023 T51258 € 325.00 Canon F-1 - Camera Image
24 Aug 2023 T50578 € 489.00 Canon F-1 - Camera Image
21 Jun 2023 E18666 € 499.00 Canon F-1 - Camera Image
08 Dec 2022 T30913 € 385.99 Canon F-1 - Camera Image
29 Nov 2022 T32386 € 499.00 Canon F-1 - Camera Image
12 Nov 2022 T30925 € 499.00 Canon F-1 - Camera Image
29 Oct 2022 E17346 € 499.00 Canon F-1 - Camera Image
07 Jun 2022 E16872 € 459.00 Canon F-1 - Camera Image