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35mm SLR
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Canon F1 35mm Film SLR Camera with Canon FD 50mm F/1.8 Fast Prime Lens, Eye Level Finder, Caps, Manuals, and Batteries


Here we have a truly legendary vintage camera, the Canon F1 with Canon FD 50mm F/1.8 fast prime lens, eye-level pentaprism viewfinder, lens caps, manuals, and batteries. It is in very good condition and is fully functional.

Everything works as it should. All knobs, dials, and levers actuate correctly and with mechanical precision. The paintwork is very nice, with minor brassing. Leatherette is in good condition. The battery compartment is without corrosion, the film compartment is clean, the pressure plate is pristine, and the mirror box and mirror are in excellent condition. The viewfinder is clean and fully functional. There is very minor dust in the viewfinder that is typical for a camera of this age, it does not impact operation or image quality, and is not extensive enough to cause distraction. 

The included lens is a fast prime standard focal length 50mm lens. It is an exceptionally sharp lens when stopped down (and even shot wide open) and will provide excellent bokeh and subject isolation at F/1.8. This makes it a perfect do-it-all prime lens capable of shooting every style from portraits to landscapes to street photography. It is in perfect condition with an unmarred body, clean filter threads, and a pristine mount. The glass is free of fungus, haze, balsam separation and scratches, and the aperture blades are snappy and free of oil. The focus throw is smooth and precise, and the aperture ring clicks with mechanical precision. 

The Canon F1 was Canon's first professional grade SLR, and was the direct competitor to Nikon's F and F2. Its construction and build quality are at the highest level of 35mm film cameras. The advanced shutter offered speeds as fast as 1/2000th of a second and handles long exposures easily. The metering system is accurate and foolproof, and the all-manual nature of the camera gives the photographer complete control over the final image. 

The camera can be outfitted with a massive array of optional accessories to make it capable of any type of photography. From high speed shooting to macro photography, there's a setup for the F1 that will do it all. 

This camera uses Canon's ubiquitous FD mount, meaning that all of Canon's FL and FD mount lenses will natively mount to this camera. Additionally available are a wide range of 3rd party lenses made for FD-mount. 

If you're looking for one of the most incredible, mechanical SLRs of all time, this is it. Canon's first professional grade SLR is a camera with class, substance, and style. A beautiful machine that is built to last, it can do anything most any photographer will ever ask of it. This is a legend in the photography world that many photo geeks consider it among the best SLRs ever made. 

It will be carefully packaged and shipped immediately.

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