I read, with interest Laurence Cochrane's post about purchasing a Canon F-1 (New). I'd been considering one for a couple of years to supplement my older F-1 (which BTW, works just fine). A seller in New York had one, the price was right, so I bought it on 5/13. It wasn't supposed to be delivered before Monday, but lo, and behold(!), the mail lady delivered to my hot little grubbies today. The camera is in excellent condition, with only slight brassing on the top corners. All shutter speeds seem accurate, and it meters perfectly against my Gossen Luna Pro SBC. I mounted a 50mm f/1.4 FD, and now I'm ready to compare it to my Nikon F3-HP with a similar Nikkor 50mm f/1.4, I do have the AE Motor Drive FN, but alas, no battery pack. The quest for that item continues.