Originally Posted by AgX
In the manual I found this:
The New F- 1 has a built-in safety circuit which prevents shutter release if the lens aperture ring is on ~the "A" mark and a power drive is not attached.
Enigmatic to me...
but maybe useful to you.
I never realized that, but it makes sense. The New F-1 is an aperture priority camera, so you never have the aperture ring set to A. When a power drive is attached then shutter priority is enabled.
Right now in Spain they're holding the Running of the Bulls,
followed by the Soiling of the Pants, and the Burying of the Idiots.