Direct quote from the Canon New F-1 manual (paragraph excerpt):
There are several shutter speeds available with the New Canon F-1 even if the battery fails. In this case, remove the battery from the battery chamber.
Then below the paragraph in a highlighted box:
The camera will not operate if you leave the exhausted battery in the battery chamber.
--So yes, it doesn't matter if the battery is in or not- IF the battery is not exhausted.
Last edited by lxdude; 01-10-2014 at 04:30 AM. Click to view previous post history.
I do use a digital device in my photographic pursuits when necessary.
When someone rags on me for using film, I use a middle digit, upraised.
One of the reasons I dislike the F3 is was styled by Georgetto Giugiaro an Italian industrial designer and it looks to me more like a fashion item with the flattened prism top shape and the red stripe than a classic camera should, the F and the F2 do look like the classics they definitely are.
Originally Posted by Les Sarile
O.k. we surrender. Canon F-1 is better.
Originally Posted by vlasta
Why not just get both? The one that you reach for more often will be the one that you like more, in the opinion of the only person that really matters. I have an F1 and an A1. The F1 is probably technically the "better" camera, but the A1 gets more use. So, in my experience, better is not always best for me. The F1 is more badass, though, and would win in a cage match.
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I actually had both the F1 and A1 (yes, I *know* I is supposed to be F-1 and A-1, but I don't give a...), and I did get them in a cage fight. Now I only have the F1. The A1 was a real lightweight.
Originally Posted by elcabezagrande
The F-1N and F-1(n) certainly have their advantages, particularly for shooting in manual mode since all the info is in the viewfinder. However, for aperture or shutter priority, the A-1 is a bit better because both aperture and shutter control are in the same location and can rapidly be changed with a single finger. Plus, it is a "lightweight", especially with the motor drive; it's a lot lighter than the F-1s with their respective motor drives. So, it's all a matter of what suits your needs - like always.
Originally Posted by SchwinnParamount
Personally, I love the functionality and features of the F3. The looks? Well, let's just say that was the beginning of the end for the F series. When you get to the F5, you're rapidly sliding down the ugly camera slope. Ugly aside, it is my go-to camera for sports. Especially, difficult shooting conditions in the variable atmosphere of a cyclocross race.
Originally Posted by benjiboy
These days the better one is the one some poor soul gives you along with the rest of the kit "because no one uses these any more, do they…?"
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Reason: kint spel
What do you use Phillip ?, the Nikon F, F 2, and F 3, and the Canon F1 and F1N are some of the best manual focus professional S.L.R.'s ever made as I'm sure many members of this forum will agree.
Originally Posted by Mad4MF
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