We enjoy collecting various Canon camera bags, cases, backpacks – well, you get the picture. This bright blue bag was rather hard to find amongst all of the bags we’ve chased down over the years. I’m thinking that it wasn’t produced in great quantities (or maybe owners are just holding onto theirs).
Here’s another fanny pack with a Canon logo (below). The Lake Placid bag is a more traditionally styled fanny bag and is much smaller inside compared to the blue bag.
We’ve got another Canon bag somewhere – the classic green with brown leather trim. All we have to do is find it!
The original Canon F-1 35mm SLR film camera was capable of up to 3.5 frames per second (fps) when mated with the Canon Motor Drive MF (shown below left). My F-1 is from 1978 and at that time I didn’t purchase the motor drive. The drive was added within the last 5 or so years. The Canon EOS-1N RS (lower right) is the latest addition to my Canon collection and although I haven’t run a roll of film through it yet I have no reason to doubt that it’s fully operational.
Since the pellicle mirror doesn’t move when shooting the 10 fps with quick and accurate autofocus and auto exposure can be achieved. I can’t imagine ever holding the shutter button down to eat up 10 exposures in a second but who knows, it’s nice to think that I’ll someday use it if needed.
The two cameras are about the same width and height but they differ greatly in bulk.
I’m still up in the air as to which EF AF lens I want to get. I do know that as I’ve aged my ability to hold a steady shot has diminished so the lens will have to have image stabilization.
Canon’s EF 24–105mm f/3.5–5.6 IS STM lens is at the top of my wishlist as it falls within what most people would call the normal range for 35mm photography.
Thanks for stopping by. I would recommend looking at the Canon EOS-1N RS or Canon EOS-1V which is a bit newer ( I think 2000). I would say that these cameras represent the best (most sophisticated) film cameras that Canon made just before going digital. The good news is that the EOS-1N RS is not all that expensive via online auction sites, in fact it’s quite a bit less expensive than the EOS-1V which in some cases goes for double the cost of the RS. Have a great day and if you own this camera please drop me a comment about what your impression with the camera has been. – Chris
This is the earliest brochure that features the complete Canon F-1 system at that time. The back of the brochure has Bell & Howell as the distributor in the US and Canada.
The brochure is in near full mint new condition with the exception of a small dealer date stamp on the lower back cover. There is a very slight bend on the lower left of
the cover that is barely noticeable. The binding (staples) are tight and there is
no writing, no missing pages, and no folded or dog eared pages. It’s clean
and bright with no musty smells.
Perfect for your collection and a great way to enhance your Canon F-1.
The brochure is an incredibly detailed description and introduction to the camera – its features, technology, and applications. There are illustrations of the camera
and its accessories, tables of specifications, an exploded diagram of the camera,
and detailed guides to the use of the camera and accessories. There are also numerous color photos taken by the camera and its associated FD & FL lenses.
It’s a large 8 x 11 format and has 18 pages. The actual publication date is November 1979 – English Edition printed in Japan.
Canon was the official 35mm camera of the 1984 Olympics held in Los Angeles.
Canon New F-1. A complete redesign of the original F-1 from 1971.
A well used Canon F-1 on the left (just the right amount of brassing). The camera on the left has the eye-level finder and the one on the right has the AE finder.
And here’s another limited edition F-1 from 1978. Only about 2000 were made in this distinctive olive drab color with this super cool box, special strap and matching OD camera case. Also known as the Canon ODF-1. It appears that this version of the F-1 was only available for sale in Japan.
Image kindly borrowed from the web.
Have a wonderful day and thanks for stopping by! – Chris