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I had the good fortune to pick up an original mechanical F1 for a good price; but the focusing screen is chipped. Does anyone know of a web site or document that lists the focusing screens that were made for the F1 so that I can figure out which one to replace it with?
-- Michael Bechtold (WMichaelB@aol.com), September 27, 2000
Not sure of which website but the original screen is screen "E". I have an F-1n and that is what was supplied with mine.
-- Bill Griffin (email@example.com), September 27, 2000.
Lots of info on the old F-1. They also have a page on the New F-1.
Also any of the earlier Carl Shipman books on Canons has the list of focusing screens. A source for these books is Finger Lakes Photo books at http://www.photomall.com/flpbks.htm. Make sure that you get an earlier one that covers the F-1/F-1n. The later books dropped that for the New F-1.
-- Terry Carraway (TCarraway@compuserve.com), September 28, 2000.
I quote from the F-1 manual, pg 53, Focusing Screens: "Nine types of focusing screens are available: Focusing Screen A (microprism type), B (split-image type), C (all-matte type), D (matte/section type), E (split-image/microprism), F (microprism/large aperture lenses), G (microprism/small aperture lenses), H (matte/scale) and I (double cross-hair reticule). Ususally, the F-1 is sold with Focusing Screen E."
-- Larry Geary (firstname.lastname@example.org), October 01, 2000.
Another thing is there were two types of screens for the F-1 and F-1n, the normal and the L screens. The L screens are much brighter, like the later laser etched screens.
-- Terry Carraway (TCarraway@compuserve.com), October 02, 2000.