Canon F-1 High Speed (1972)

With the F-1's rigid, durable body and a fixed pellicle mirror, this F-1 model boasted the world's fastest continuous shooting speed at the time.

With a shutter speed anywhere from 1/60 sec. to 1/1000 sec., the camera could finish a roll of 36-exposure film in 4 sec. at 9 frames per sec. Since the camera was designed for high-speed continuous shooting, an exposure meter was omitted along with the self-timer. The lens aperture also had to be stopped down manually with a lever on the camera. The camera targeted pro and press photographers covering the Munich Summer Olympics.

Shutter Four-axis, horizontal-travel, focal-plane shutter with metal curtains. 1/60, 1/125, 1/250, 1/500, 1/1000 sec. No self-timer.
Viewfinder Interchangeable eye-level pentaprism. Microprism rangefinder at center of fresnel matte screen (Type A). Eight other interchangeable focusing screens available. (The fixed, semi-silvered mirror is coated with 20/1000mm ultra-thin, vapor-deposited Mylar film.)
- Magnification 0.77x
- Coverage 97%
Power Twenty size-AA batteries and an external power pack connected to the camera with a cord. With a fresh set of batteries, the camera can shoot 30 rolls of 36-exposure film.
Size 147 x 149 x 43 mm
Weight 1180 gr
External power pack without batteries weighs 630 g
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