sábado, 4 de agosto de 2018

Canon EOS 1000FN (1992)

Canon EOS 1000FN (1992)
This photo is from the copy I own

History and technical features 

Two years after debut of the highly successful original EOS 1000F/Rebel. Canon introduced the EOS-1000QD/Rebel II in April, 1992. The Company adopted the same philosophy of the predecessor with two separate models in either a choice of basic body or one with a built-in flash version. Similarly, two separate designations were used for US (Rebel II (QD) & Rebel S II (QD) and other markets (EOS-1000N & EOS-1000FN). Apparently, some great features found in earlier EOS-10s & EOS-100/Elan QD was deployed in this second generation Rebel where a silent film advance and rewind mechanism was used in its design (the noise reduction for film advance has significantly improved by approx. 40% and 35% in rewinding but infrared system used in EOS-10S was not used). Wel, the silent waves camera operation in some of these EOS bodies also work efficiently with the emergence of the second generation of micro-USM lenses. That is not all it has to offer, an improved AF performance and microcomputer of the camera has improved AF speed 50% faster than any of the earlier EOS-1000/Rebel QD models. Well, generally, I used to separate the original and second series via its new vertical-travel, focal-plane electronic shutter, which has an extended shutter speed range from 30 sec. to 1/2000 now (the original rebel has 1/000 top speed, but the sync speed of both series are still limiting to rather disappointing 1/90 sec). Another improvement is the incorporation of a popular redeye prevention system with the 1000FN/Rebel SII QD models.
Other notable improvements over previous models are a slightly more powerful (GNO 14 as compared with 12) flash output for the built in flash for applicable models and a built-in soft focus mode. Errr ... there is also a choice of music selections (with beeper and selectable musical melodies by Vivaldi, Beethoven and Bach) when self-timer is activated during count down. In the case of the soft focus mode (similar to Minolta's soft focus program card), it is not running optically (you can use an EF lens with similar effect) but on both the EOS-1000FN/Rebel SII QD, It works by taking two images on the same film frame in rapid succession, shooting one sharp and then defocusing the lens for the second one (the ratio can be adjusted in 1:1 and 1:2). However, one discomforting part in the design of the camera is still centered around the black EF reinforced plastic lense bayonet mount. Although the camera is primarily designed for mass amateur users, where presumably owners may not always be frequently changing lenses, but the cleverly stealth black lense bayonet mount is one area that might raise some doubt over durability issue. The metering and exposure control modes provide is extensive enough for anyone to make good use of them for tackling any photographic situations. The camera has a flexible exposure control in shutter priority AE, aperture priority AE, intelligent program AE, four PIC image Modes, depth-of-field priority AE TTL, A-TTL flash program AE and metered manual via the use of a composite 6-zone SPC photosensor, provides fail-safe evaluative metering, and center partial metering for tricky lighting metering.
Other secondary control includes ±2-step exposure compensation (in 1/2-step increments) and a more conveniently to use AE-Lock. One advantage of the upgrade to this popular EOS body is, since most of the controls are designed and located almost the same manner with many other Canon, user may easily get accustomed to this camera. Although it is not exactly a high-end spec EOS SLR, but it serves its purpose well to provide a good, reasonably well finished camera body to tab into the huge EOS photographic system.


* Probably the first of the EOS bodies that produced outside Japan (Canon's plant in Taiwan).
* These cameras are quiet versions of the earlier EOS-1000, and features new functions such as soft-focus mode and musical self-timer.
* Model-specific Specifications
* Built-in flash: Manual retractable, redeye reduction mode, with automatic firing mode (when necessary), GNO 14 (ISO100, m) (1000S QD, 1000FN/1000FN QD, 1000 QD-P) However, note that only forced firing is possible on REBEL SII/ REBEL SII QD. The EOS-1000N and REBEL II/REBEL II QD do not have a built-in flash.
* AF Illuminator: Models with built-in flash support the AF Illuminator.
* QD models are provided with five imprint date items (including imprint OFF).
* Panorama shooting on the QD-P is by panorama adapter PA-1000. A panorama frame is also attached to the focusing screen. External identifications are indicated by the red outlines. Other features remain literally unchanged.

Source: mir.com.my


Camera Type: 35mm focal-plane shutter multi-mode AF SLR camera with buitl in film advance
Picture Size: 24mm x 36mm
Normal standard zoom lense: EF 35-80mm f/4-5.6, or others
Lens Mount: CANON EF mount
AF System: TTL-SIR phase detection. AF modes: One-Shot AF/Predictive AI Servo AF (automatic switchover) and Manual Focus
AF operating range: at ISO 100: EV1- EV18.
Shutter: Vertical-travel, focal-plane electronic shutter. 30 sec. - 1/2000 sec., Bulb, X-sync at 1/90 sec. (hot shoe) in 1/2 stop increments

Viewfinder: Fixed eye-level pentaprism.
Viewfinder magnifications: 0.75x magnification
Filed of view: 90% H, 90% V
Viewfinder Information: AF mark, AF in-focus indicator, partial metering circle, depth-of-field AE, shutter speed, aperture setting, flash on/ready, soft-focus value, AE lock, camera shake alert, exposure compensation, out of coupling range warning, manual exposure level, flash charged completion, and red-eye reduction lamp.
Focusing Screen: Fixed type with AF frame with partial metering area mark. Full-screen New laser matte screen
Metering: Composite SPC for TTL full-aperture metering (using 6-zone SPC photosensor, evaluative metering, and center partial metering can be selected.
Exposure Control: Shutter priority AE, aperture priority AE, intelligent program AE, four PIC image Modes, depth-of-field priority AE TTL and A-TTL flash program AE, metered manual
Exposure compensation range: ±2 EV (in 1/2-stop increments). AE lock enabled.
Metering range: EV +2 to + EV20 (50mm f1l.4 lens @ ISO 100)
Film speed range: ISO 25 to 5000 automatically set in 1/3 step increments according to DX code, manual setting possible
External LCD display: Shutter speed, aperture setting, soft-focus value, film speed, film status indicator, manual exposure level, sound set No. and setting indicator, depth-of-field AE, battery check, and other indications.
Built-in Flash: Located on pentaprism hump. Manually retractable head with TTL autoflash control (fires automatically in backlight and low-light conditions) with off-the-film (OTF) metering. Guide No. 14 (at ISO 100 in m).

Red-eye reduction: Provided
Power Source: One 6 V 2CR5 lithium battery
Battery Chekcer: 4-stage display on LCD at all times
Film Transport: Prewind film loading, auto-winding by built-in miniature motor, winding speed 1 frame/sec. during continuous shooting, automatic rewind at completion of designated number (36) of exposures, automatic stop at completion of rewind

Film Loading & Advance method: Align film leader at mark, then close the camera back for prewind loading. First, the entire roll is wound on the take-up spool. Then each time a picture is taken, the film advances back into the cartridge.
Film advance speed: 1 fps.
Film Rewind: After the last frame is exposed, the film is rewound automatically.
Self timer: Built-in electronic self-timer (with beeper and selectable musical melodies by Vivaldi, Beethoven and Bach).
Dimensions: 148mm x 99.8mm x 69 mm
Weight: approx. 470g (body); 510g (with battery)
Misc. Specs.: ±2-step exposure compensation (in 1/2-step increments), multiple exposure, soft-focus mode
Dedicated accessories: None

Source: mir.com.my


Serial number 4015573

Reference sites



English manual


2CR5 battery

Pictures taken with this machine


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