Right! And as log as the TO has not specified which Canon F-1 model we are talking about (old F-1 resp. F-1n [from 1971-81] or New F-1, often referred to as F-1N [from 1981-92]) all discussion is quite useless, because we are comparing apples and oranges here.
My original post should have been specific. I did say that the finish is the matte black finish but did not say that it was the "new" F-1. So I'll say it now: I have the "New" F-1