My "New" Canon EOS 1n w/ PB-E1
picked this baby up today, body only, for $275 with a tarmac camera bag and a Speedlite 540EZ. man this flash lights the world up. the camera has had 19 rolls put through it in its entire life. it was donated to our photo club at school by a guy who got it, shot 19 rolls, went completely digital. the thing is in better shape than my 1 year old Canon 40D.
any thoughts, suggestions, opinions, recomendations on the camera? im all ears
oh and this is my first post on APUG i believe, been a lurker for a whiile
You've scored an absolute beauty there, Robert!
Wish I'd been so lucky when I picked up my used EOS1 - yeah it's got a drive too and cost about the same, but mine is rather ugly compared to your newer, more pristine model.
Think you'll be very impressed and will get some great use out of it.
Congrats on your first post & welcome to the APUG.
Originally Posted by kauffman v36
Nice pics. The 1N's really sexy pictured reclining on its owner's freshly pressed pillow slip. Lovely! Way to go!!
Way back in Feb 2002, I bent over backwards to get my 1N+PDBE1 (upgrade from long-serving EOS5) and it has performed flawlessly in Australia, New Zealand, UK and China; the PDBE1 hasn't even had a battery change since 2003 -- 8 x FR8 lithium, for lightweight.
Very importantly, get to understand the Custom Functions, and memorise (or attach a tag to the camera strap with details) at least 3 of those you consider most important for spontaneous in situ changes, for example, mine are:
- Exposure steps in 1/3, 1/2 or 1 (Cf6)
- Mirror lock exposure 2 secs then fire (Cf12)
- Evaluative / CWA meter; this setting on the display is unclear; always check which of these two meters with Cf8.
If you can find one (and they are now surprisingly cheap i.e. under $100 where once they cost $840), add the Command Back E1 (timer, intervalometer, repeater, self timer... occasionally found on eBay, but mine came from Adorama NY). Why? Star trails (I'd rather be sleeping...), unattended nature shots... Leave the camera out (even at night) with the intervalometer settings worked out and let it start, stop, wait, etc., even fire the flash. Besides, even without that gizzmo, in summary, you've got a modern, film-based marvel still in wide and highly respected use by analogue professionals. Enjoy!
Read up on EOS 1N http://mir.com.my/rb/photography/har...S-1n/index.htm here.
Custom Functions reference.
Quick Reference operational card.
...And a bit G'day and welcome to APUG!
Nanette: My 30x40cm Ilfochromes are produced running Velvia 50, 100, 100F or Provia 100 through the 1N with TS-E 24L. .::GRH.
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If you saw my 1n you would realize how long yours will last!
Oooh, nice film and lens combo!
I'm envious of the 24TS-E; only got the 90
Bet those chromes sing.
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thanks guys, im really excited about this camera. being a newb to film photog (as in the past 6 months) i dont think ive ever learned anything to quickly. i went from not knowing how to put film in a camera to being able to developing all sorts of film in about 3 weeks. maybe my background in digital and my utter obession with the technical side of photography helped me. anyways ozphoto, i wish that was a 24TS-E, its a nifty fifty Mark I metal mount, lol. and omg these custom functions are so confusing. ive only ever used a Nikon F100 (great camera IMO but i wanted to keep with something in my lens lineup), Canon EF-M, and a Canon Rebel T2. none of which i used the C-Fn's. i mainly got this camera so i could have one body with my b&w film and this body with my remaining kodachrome. when my KC runs out this will move its way up to my primary b&w body.
Yeah. Use the snot out of it!
Originally Posted by kauffman v36