Welcome to the large family of well satisfied F-1 owners. The F-1, along with its seemingly endless array of features and accessories for use in the home, the laboratory or for professional work, is the product of many years of studious research coupled with the development of Canon’s superior camera technology. The Canon F-1 epitomizes the high quality and performance standards that Canon prides itself in. We at Canon hope that you make the most of your new F-1 and have many rewarding experiences with your F-1 system.
Please read this instruction booklet thoroughly, familiarizing yourself carefully with the F-1, master the basic functions of the camera completely and you will be ready to fully utilize your new F-1.
The system built around the F-1, from its initial stages, is designed to satisfy all possible photographic needs. Both versatility and variety were prime concerns for Canon's planning and designing staff. The system's ten thousand component parts ate all built with a degree of accuracy which the complete interchangeability of the system requires. Furthermore, tests have demonstrated that the reliability of the Canon F-1 and its accessories is to an extent as of yet unmatched by any other product in the photographic industry. The F-1’s accessories, including powerful motor drive systems, a unique Servo EE Finder, the Booster T Finder for dim light situations, the Film Chamber 250 and the incomparable FD series of interchangeable lenses, lend the versatility to the F-1 that makes the F-1 and all-embracing photographic system.