Film Cameras

35mm Focal-Plane Shutter SLR Camera

New F-1 High Speed Motor Drive Camera

New F-1 High Speed Motor Drive Camera

New F-1 High Speed Motor Drive Camera

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Marketed February 1984
Original Price 1,300,300 yen (body set) Limited edition.

Based on the New F-1 and equipped with a fixed pellicle mirror, this camera boasted the fastest continuous shooting speed ever. It has a four-axis, horizontal-travel, focal-plane electromagnetic shutter with metal curtains. One of three shooting speeds can be set. At the H setting, the camera can zip through a 36-exposure roll of film in 2.57 sec. at 14 fps.

Metering system has a match needle for stopped-down TTL. The aperture is stopped down automatically during the exposure. The power pack can be attached to the camera bottom or detached and used separately. The camera requires two dedicated power packs (totaling 24 V) housing ten 1.2 V size-AA Ni-Cd batteries. Priced at 1,300,300 yen, the camera was a limited edition for press photographers.

Type 35mm focal-plane shutter SLR camera
Picture Size 24 x 36 mm
Normal Lens Canon FD 50mm f/1.2, FD 50mm f/1.4
Lens Mount FD mount
Shutter Four-axis, horizontal-travel, focal-plane electromagnetic shutter with metal curtains. 1/30, 1/60, 1/125, 1/250, 1/500, 1/1000, 1.2000 sec. X-sync at 1/60 sec. No B and self-timer.
Flash Sync X-sync with locking German socket and hot shoe.
Viewfinder Interchangeable eye-level pentaprism. 0.8x magnification and 97% coverage. New split-prism rangefinder encircled by microprism rangefinder at center of Laser Matte screen. Thirty-two (13 types) interchangeable focusing screens available for three metering patterns. (The fixed, semi-silvered mirror is coated with 20/1000mm ultra-thin, vapor-deposited Mylar film.) Displayed within the image area are metering range, exposure meter needle and index, shutter speed, overexposure and underexposure warnings, and exposure compensation scale (2 EV).
Metering &
Exposure Control
SPC for TTL stopped-down match-needle manual metering. Automatic stop-down of aperture during exposures. Metering range at ISO 100 and f/1.4: EV 6 – 20. Film speed range from ISO 6 to 6400.
Film Loading &
Camera back with safety latch and multi-slotted take-up spool. Auto loading after closing camera back. Adjustable film advance speed: 14 fps (H), 10 fps (M), 5 fps (L), and 1 fps (S).
Power Source Two dedicated 24 V batteries containing ten 1.2 V size-AA Ni-Cd batteries. Battery check with button and green LED.

* Power pack can be integrated with or separated from the camera body. Uses Ni-Cd Charger S-12 for charging.

Frame Counter Counts down manually. Stops automatically at 0 and a lamp lights.
Dimensions &
157 x 70 x 262 mm, 2,180 g (With battery pack)