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Canon New F1
23rd December 2002
CONTENTS CONTENTS Contents 1 Attaching the Lens 4 2 Battery 6 2.1 Loading the Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 2.2 Checking the Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 3 Shutter Release and Self-timer/Lock Lever 9 4 Holding the Camera 11 5 Focusing 12 6 Loading the Film 14 7 Setting the ASA/ISO Film Speed 15 8 Frame Counter 16 9 Exposure 18 10 Shutter 19 11 How to Choose a Shutter Speed 21 11.1 Freezing Motion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
CONTENTS CONTENTS 18 Aperture-priority AE 33 18.1 Stopped-down AE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 18.2 Match-needle Metering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 18.3 Stopped-down (Fixed-index) Metering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 19 Shutter-priority AE 38 20 Meter Coupling Range 41 21 Metering Sensitivity Areas 42 22 Exposure Compensation 45 23 Rewinding the Film 50 24 Depth of Field 52 25 Self-timer 54 26 Multiple Exposures 57 27 Exposure in Mu
1 ATTACHING THE LENS 1 Attaching the Lens To remove the body cap, turn it counterclockwise until it stops and pull it oﬀ. To reattach, align the red dot on the cap with the camera’s red dot. Then lightly push the cap in and turn it fully clockwise. Turn the rear lens cap in the direction of the arrow until it stops and pull it oﬀ. To reattach, align the arrow on the cap with the lens’ red dot. Then lightly push the cap in and turn it fully clockwise. To mount the lens, align its red positioning
1 ATTACHING THE LENS The following lenses cannot be mounted on the New Canon F-1: FL 19mm f/3.5 R 100mm f/3.5 FL 58mm f/1.2 R 100mm f/2 R 50mm f/1.8 FLP 38mm f/2.8 R 58mm f/1.2 Notes: • Do not push the stop-down slide while advancing the ﬁlm. Otherwise, it may be impossible to mount the lens. • Do not press the lens release button while mounting the lens or it may not pop out, thus causing the lens to work incorrectly. 5
2 BATTERY 2 Battery 2.1 Loading the Battery The action grip of the camera also serves as a battery chamber cover and therefore must be removed to load a battery. To do this, press the release button and lift up the grip. Use one of the batteries listed below or an equivalent of another brand: Lithium 6V Duracell PX 28L Alkaline - manganese 6V Eveready (UCAR) No. A544 IEC 4LR44 Silver Oxide 6V Eveready (UCAR) No. 544, Durqceli PX 28, IEC 4SR44 To ensure proper contact, wipe the battery terminals
2 BATTERY 2.2 Checking the Battery 2.2 Checking the Battery Thebatterycanbecheckedwiththeshutterdialatanysettingotherthan”A”, and at any ASA/ISO ﬁlm speed setting. With the shutter dial on ”B,” battery check is possibleonlyaftertheﬁlmhasbeenadvanced. Tocheckthebattery,pressthecheck button for about three seconds while looking in the viewﬁnder. Battery power is suﬃcient when the meter needle is above the battery check index. The weaker the battery, the lower the needle. However, even if the batte
2.2 Checking the Battery 2 BATTERY Try to make a habit of checking the battery at the followingtimes: • After loading a new battery. • If the shutter won’t function with the selftimer/lock lever on ”A.” • Before and after making many long exposures at slow speeds other than ”B.” • When you are using the camera at low temperatures. • Before shooting important events. • When the camera is used frequently. • After storing the camera for a long time. • Before going on a trip. The battery check butto
3 SHUTTER RELEASE AND SELF-TIMER/LOCK LEVER 3 Shutter Release and Self-timer/Lock Lever The self-timer/lock lever of the camera has three settings. With the lever at ”A,” press the shutter button halfway to activate the meter. To release the shutter, gen- tly press the shutter button all the way down. When the level is at ”L,” the shutter button is locked. It is advisable to turn the lock lever to ”L” when the camera is not in use to prevent accidental shutter release and battery consumption. Wi
3 SHUTTER RELEASE AND SELF-TIMER/LOCK LEVER mirror for the next shutter release. The ﬁlm must be advanced fully to the next frame or the shutter will not release. 10
4 HOLDING THE CAMERA 4 Holding the Camera The best way to prevent image blur from camera movement is to hold the camera as steady as possible, with your left hand supporting the camera and lens. Lightly rest your right index ﬁnger on the shutter button, and the tip of your thumb on the ﬁlm advance lever or on the body. Wrap your other right ﬁngers around the action grip. Then press your left elbow to your body and lightly press the camera against your cheek or forehead. For a vertical shot, stea
5 FOCUSING 5 Focusing 1. Laser-matte screen 2. Microprism rangeﬁnder 3. New split rangeﬁnder 4. Overexposure warning mark 5. Meter Needle 6. Stopped-down metering/battery check index 7. Aperture needle 8. Underexposure warning mark twhen using f/1.4 lens) 9. Shutter speed display out of focus in focus 12
5 FOCUSING Turn the focusing ring of the lens as you look in the viewﬁnder until the main sub- ject is sharp. The three focusing aids of the standard screen can be used alone or in combination according to the subject and your own preference. Note: The New Canon F- 1’s focusing screen, which makes precise focusing possible, also determinesthemeteringsensitivityarea. Thereare13typesoffocusingscreensand three diﬀerent metering areas optionally available to suit your particular focusing and meterin
6 LOADING THE FILM 6 Loading the Film Pressing the safety stopper, pull up the rewind knob until the camera back pops open. Be sure to shield the ﬁlm from direct sunlight while loading. Place the car- tridge in the ﬁlm chamber as shown. Then push down the rewind knob, turning it until it drops into its normal position. Note: Remove the plastic insert from the pressure plate before loading the ﬁrst ﬁlm car- tridge. Pull the ﬁlm leader across the camera and insert the tip into any slot of the take
7 SETTING THE ASA/ISO FILM SPEED 7 Setting the ASA/ISO Film Speed Turn the setting dial, while pressing the lock release button, until the desired ﬁlm speed aligns with the index. The dial cannot be turned lower than ASA6 or higher than ASA6400. The table on the next page shows the ASA/ISO ﬁlm speeds which can be set on the New Canon F-1. Figures in parentheses are intermediate speeds which are indicated by dots on the ASA/ISO dial. ASA/ISOisanumericalratingoftheﬁlm’ssensitivitytolight. Thehighe
8 FRAME COUNTER 8 Frame Counter Each time you advance the ﬁlm, the frame counter also advances to the next num- ber. It can count up to 39 frames. The numbers 1, 12, 20, 24 and 36 are in orange, the latter four to call your attention to the fact that rolls with those numbers are or are almost ﬁnished. The frame counter automatically returns to ”S” when you open the camera back. During multiple exposures, the frame counter advances each time you wind the advance lever. The New Canon F-1 will also
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9 EXPOSURE 9 Exposure The amountof light that exposes aframe isdeterminedbythe aperture and shutter speed. The size of the aperture controls the amount of light allowed to reach the ﬁlm, while the shutter speed controls how long the light strikes the ﬁlm. For the same exposure, a change in shutter speed requires an equal and opposite change in aperture, and vice versa. There are usually several combinations of shutter speed and aperture which will give the same exposure. If. for example, the met
10 SHUTTER 10 Shutter The New Canon F- 1 ’s hybrid shutter is electronically as well as mechanically con- trolled. Shutter speeds from 1/2000 to 1/125 sec., ” f ” 1/90 sec.) and ”B” (bulb) are mechanically governed, while 1/60 to 8 sees. are electronically controlled. With theAEFinderFNattachedandtheshutterdialon”A,”shutterspeedsfrom1/1000 to 8 sees. are electronically controlled. The shutter dial of the camera has settings from 2000 to 8, ”A,” ” f ,” and ”B.” The slow shutter speeds from 2 to 8
10 SHUTTER regardless of the exposure duration. To cancel shutter operation during a long exposure, press the battery check button. Mechanical Operation There are several shutter speeds available with the New Canon F-1 even if the bat- teryfails. Inthiscase,removethebatteryfromthebatterychamber. Shutterspeeds from 1/2000 to 1/125 sec. , ”S” (1/90 sec.) and ”B,” which are all mechanically controlled, can be used. If the shutter dial is set to any speed between 1/60 and 8 secs., the camera switche
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