Canon EOS 1 Owner's manual

Canon EOS 1 Owner's manual
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Canon EOS-1 - Instruction Manual - Index Page
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With the distinction of being Canon's top of the line AF SLR towards the end of '80, the Canon EOS-1 camera
represented the ultimate in camera design that meets the requirements of the most demanding professional
photographers during those days.
There are three main points in the design of the EOS-
1 to which particular attention has been paid:
1. To allow the photographer complete concentration on
picture composition.
2. To support the photographer's freedom of choice by
allowing complete control and fast access to most of the
camera's main operations.
3. To provide the necessary performance for today's
expanded shooting opportunities.
Credit: This section of the website relating to instruction manual was based largely on an original User's Manual published in 1989 (CY8-
6105-002), courtesy of Canon Marketing. Certain content contained herein may not be applicable to current user's environment as EOS-1
has been replaced with EOS-1n in 1994, If you have any doubt relating to compatibility issues, please check with your nearest Canon
authorized dealers for verifications.
Using the most up-to-date Canon pioneered technology during that time, the EOS-1 has one of the fastest and
most responsive AF system available in the EOS series during those era plus a comprehensive metering system,
Predictive Focus Tracking for moving subjects and enhanced reliability to handle difficult shooting conditions.
Canon There are also 8 different Custom Function Control that gives you
the freedom to set certain functions to your preference. Then, there is
the full line of over 50 different EF lenses, Speedlites and EOS-1
accessories such as the Power Drive Booster E1, Command
Back E1 and user interchangeable focusing screens which meet
the requirements for a variety of shooting tasks.
NOTE: Recommended to open a new browser window for visual reference on various control on the
camera before proceeding to other section. Table of content. Nomenclature (Main Reference Map)....
Full LCD Display Panels
A. Battery Load and Check
B. Main Switch ..
C. Lens Attachment ....
D. Dioptric Adjustment ...
E. Focusing .... F. Display Panel information ...
G. Film Load ..... Film Speed Setting .... H. Film Rewind ....
L Film Winding Mode ... Self-Timer .... J. Setting the AF Mode.... K. Setting the Metering Mode
Evaluative Metering | Partial | Spot Metering
AE Lock Photography
L. Setting the Shooting Mode: Program | Program Shift | Aperture Priority | Shutter Priority | Depth of Field AE |
Additional Info | Manual | Depth of Field Preview | Bulb Mode
M. Difficult Subjects for Autofocus | Manual Focusing
N. Exposure Compensation ..........
O. Auto Exposure Bracketing ........
P. Multiple Exposure ..... Clearing Preset Exposure..
Q. Custom Function Control ......... Special Film Usage (Shooting with Infrared Film)
R. Dedicated Flash Photography & Third Party Options
S. Reference .. Battery Issues | Usage
T. Camera Care ...... LCD | Power Efficiency
U. Accessories ........
V. Appendix: Viewfinder & Display Panel Information ..
Program Line Characteristics ..
General Information on: Interchangeable Focusing Screens
Canon Speedlite 430EZ | Canon Power Drive Booster E1 | Command Back E1 | Dioptric Adjustment
W. Specifications ......
Important Information: The Canon EOS-1 will give optimum performance together with specially designed
Canon EOS EF lenses and other Canon brand accessories. Canon claimed it was possible that the use of
incompatible lenses or other accessories may result in unsatisfactory performance or damage to your Canon
EOS-1. As the Canon EOS-1 has long been discontinued and replaced with the EOS-1n in 1994 and you may
have problems getting parts supplies other than general parts for the camera. However, since there are great
similarities between the EOS-1n and the original EOS-1, chances may be there for some common items used in
their design.
1 ) The Canon EOS-1 has been designed for increased resistance to moisture. However, this camera is not
waterproof and must therefore be handled with reasonable care. Keep the camera out of salt spray and protect it
from excessive moisture. If used at the beach, clean it thoroughly afterward with a dry cloth. If dropped in water,
contact an authorized Canon service facility.
2) Do not attempt to disassemble the camera yourself.
3) Remove the battery if you do not expect to use the camera for about three weeks or longer.
4) When storing the camera, wrap it in a clean, soft cloth and place in a cool, dry, dust-free place. Be sure to keep
the camera out of direct sunlight, and away from "hot spots" such as the trunk or rear window shelf of a car. Avoid
places where moth balls are used and in excessive humidity, use a desiccant.
5) Carefully check the camera's operation after prolonged storage. WARNING: The battery may explode or cause bums if disassembled,
recharged, shorted, exposed to high temperatures, or disposed in fire.
7) Film passing through X-ray examinations at airports may be exposed and ruined even when loaded in the
camera. Request a hand checked inspection to avoid damage.
8) Aerosol spray dust removers are not recommended for the shutter curtain.
NOTE: Condensation is a problem when bringing cold equipment into a warm room. If the autofocus
optics cloud over, accuracy may be seriously affected. Before entering a warm room, put equipment in
a plastic bag so condensation forms on the outside of the bag.
Preparation and setting up the camera for shooting
Note: BEFORE Loading the first roll of film or even load the batteries into the camera, remove the plastic sheet on
the inside of the camera back cover as the camera may function with the sheet in place.
A. Battery Load and Check
The camera operates on a 6-volt, 2CR5 lithium battery.
1) Remove the grip by turning its screw on the bottom of the camera
with a coin or viewfinder cover. This screw cannot be removed from
the grip.
2) Load the battery upside down with the label facing you.
3) Replace the grip securely.
* Note: When the Power Drive Booster E1 is attached, the 2CRS is replaced by the Booster's battery magazine
where the power source comes from a combined 8 pieces of AA-size batteries.
Battery Check
1) Set the main switch to "A" or wml
2) Open the palm door and press the battery check button.
Note: Battery power is indicated by the number bars that appear at the bottom of the
display panel.
E Main Switch:
Го г Note: A blinking " be" - Replace battery if old or reload if new
[|] (Check the polarity of the cell(s) and reinsert again).
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1 Bar {Blinking | Raplece Calla be (No Bari -Foplace Battery
"L" - Off position. Be sure to set here after shooting to prevent accidental shutter
release and minimize battery drain.
"A" - Standard operating position. No audible signals sound.
"mi" - Same as A, but with audible in-focus signal.
Lens attachment and Information:
1) Remove the body and rear lens caps by
turning them counterclockwise
2) Align the lens' red dot to the red dot on the camera. 3) With the camera facing you, tum the lens clockwise until it
stops and locks with a click. 4) Remove the front lens cap
For automatic focusing, slide the lens' focus mode
switch to "AF". Set to "M" for manual operation. To
remove the lens, press the lens release button and
turn counterclockwise.
Note: * The electronic contacts must be clean for proper contact. Do not touch these contacts. Should you find
the EOS-1having difficulties like unable to attain proper focus or couldn't shift between its One Shot AF
or Al Servo AF modes, chances are the electronic contacts may be dirty. Wipe any dirt with a clean, soft
non-static cloth. ** Do not set the lens on its rear end without the lens cap attached to prevent damage to the
electronic contacts. This is one habit that is hard to discard off with most users of EOS cameras. Usually
it is the reasonably priced EF lenses that are able to survive such habit of putting the lenses down
without damaging the contacts. The heavier and expensive optics would not be able to stand upright
when being placed like this without their rear end caps attached.
D. Dioptric Adjustment
В оооаннний
| Adjust the eye sight correction to suit your preference. This also allows near or
far-sighted users to take pictures without wearing glasses.
1) Press on the center of the Eyecup Ec frame and push up from the bottom to
The original Eyecup Ec for the EOS-1 is quite fragile and does not last very long in use. One of the improvements
made for the successor EOS-1N model is the new Eyecup Ec ll which solved the reliability problem altogether and
can be used for the EOS-1 model as well.
2) Look into the viewfinder and turn the dioptric adjustment dial in either
direction until the AF frame appears sharp. Be sure to hold the camera firmiy.
This adjustment may be easier if the camera is mounted on a tripod.
* The adjustment range is from -3 dpt to + 1 dpt (diopter). For adjustment exceeding this range, use a Dioptric
Adjustment Lens optionally available.
The Dioptric Adjustment Lenses for the EOS-1 can also be used on the new EOS-1N and EOS-1N RS
** You can check the entire field of view with your eye at maximum 0.8 inch/20 mm away from the viewfinder.
E. Focusing
1) Open the palm door
and press the white
mode clear button,
marked "CLEAR".
2) Center the AF frame"
C 1" subject to the
subject you wish to take.
Shutter Epeed В ран пе АЛАН он AF confirmation Cornet
3) Press the shutter button halfway and automatic focus (AF) starts. When correct focus is obtained, the green AF
symbol lights up in the viewfinder.
Notes: * Do not touch the front of the lens during focusing.
* When AF is impossible, the green AF symbol starts blinking and the shutter will not release.
» AF operation is also possible with the AE Lock Button when using Custom Function control #4.
* AF can be done with the Canon Circular Polarizing Filter PL-C or any independent maker's PL-C type of
polarizing filters.
* If you need the shutter button height or release stroke adjusted, please contact the nearest Canon service facility
for such adjustment.
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