Canon New F1, w/ AE winder & 3 lenses

Canon New F1 Newspaper Set

This kit includes a Canon New F-1 film body, with a standard F1 Viewfinder and AE Power Winder FN, and includes three (3) Canon lenses - a standard FD 50mm f/1.4 SSC, a nFD 28mm f2/8, and a nFD 35mm f/2.8. Additional accessories include two (2) bayonet mount hoods - a metal BS-55 for the 50mm, and a polycarbonate BW-52A for the 35mm, an OEM Canon branded strap and black leather hard case, plus OEM front and generic rear caps for each lens, and 1 generic body cap. I have refurbished both hoods with new silicone mounting stops, to keep them securely in place for use or when reversed for storage. [PLEASE NOTE: I will not unbundle items for individual sale]

This flagship pro camera from the 1980's was owned and used daily by a newspaper photographer from the State of New York, and shows the body edge and film advance lever brassing expected from professional use. Most newsrooms in the film era kept photo gear in top shape under maintenance contracts, and everything included here seems to have been just as well cared for, and is fully functional.

The included AE Winder will operate with 4 AA batteries, and will power up using Alkaline, standard Lithium, or Lithium-Ion batteries. Both trigger buttons will activate the shutter, and both single and continuos frame modes can be used. The winder will become passive on power loss or when turned off, so that you can continue to shoot normally with the camera's advance lever to manually set a new frame of film.

These cameras were built like a tank, but meant to work smoothly and with precision. It still does, and without undo effort or surprises. Both the viewfinder and winder offer positive locks and unlocks, and all other mechanical controls are working as intended. Lenses operate smoothly for focusing, and catch lightly in aperture adjustments, on oil-free blades.

There are no issues with metering or metering modes, and values appear to be reasonably accurate in matching with both my digital gear and hand-held Sekonic and DigiSix meters. Viewfinder displays are complete and bright, and responsive with all lens and exposure value changes. All battery compartments and carriers are spotless and easily accessable. Single and burst mode firing is working well, and all secondary controls on the winder are functioning. I'll send along an 4LR44 battery for meter use and testing, and a fresh one as a spare.

Every piece of glass is flawless - both on the body, and in each element in every lens. There is no haze, no fungus, no separation, no coating issues, no nicks/cracks/abrasions or any other anomalies or excessive dust that would affect your photos or your visibility during use. The finder's prism, and the body's focus screen and mirror are equally clean and clear, with very minor dust in the finder/prism.

Every operative function is working. If you'd like to know what they are in detail, I'll be happy to provide a link to an online user manual that you can review and/or download.

The included hardshell gear case is in very good condition, but it is missing it's original rectangular divider and any keys for the clasp lock. It has been modified with heavy duty metal D-Rings and leather strapping to accept the included 2" wide all-black cotton 'Hippy' shoulder strap as a replacement to the thin vinyl original that looped-through and under the case. Otherwise it is solid, clean, and odor free.

You will receive the camera body and a generic body cap, the three (3) described lenses, the three (3) appropriate OEM front caps, the two (2) OEM hoods and generic rear lens caps on all lenses. Additional items included are the OEM labeled grey camera strap and black leather hardshell 'kit' case and strap. You will receive everything as-pictured and as-described, with no other items included, except the 2 batteries as-noted for powering the meter.

  • The 3 lenses have been used and tested on Sony mirrorless full frame and APS-C bodies for adapted digital use, and on multiple Canon FD/FL mount bodies to confirm mechanical operations. Neither the lenses and/or body has been 'film tested', nor are any control values tested or guaranteed for 100% accuracy.
  • It should be noted that the covers/caps for the Winder's drive access holes are not included. They aren't required when the winder is attached, as the camera can still be cocked and fired without any winder batteries loaded or enabled, and their use is optional when it isn't. You may wish to acquire them for extended use without the winder.
  • NOTE: Given the current public health circumstances, I will only ship this item in USPS 'Click-n-Ship' approved packaging for scheduled carrier pickups.
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Used: Tested/Digital
No Optical Defects
Full Mechanical Functions
No Electrical Issues
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Sep 5, 2021 - 9:00pm EDT
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