Quote Originally Posted by 2F/2F View Post
Yeah...That gold paint really drains the batteries, don't it?!?!?
You can jest, if you like, but since these were the very first New F1's, there seems to be some kind of design problem, with the spring contacts in the Lock / On switch.
Mine was fixed several times with no success, even at Canon Irvine, CA., U.S.A..

I never noticed a problem, with my white lettered F1's

As I said, maybe I was getting the run around. I did say that right ?

Since this all about my experiences, these are my experiences, but I have discovered, about 5 other people with the same camera & the same problem. Maybe a bad batch ?
If so, get a White lettered one & avoid the problem, like I said.