Canon EOS-1V Camera Body

Canon EOS-1V Camera Body

Canon EOS-1V Camera Body

B&H # CAE1V MFR # 2043A005
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Product Highlights

  • Canon's Last 35mm Flagship
  • Magnesium Alloy Body
  • Extensive Rubber Sealing
  • 150,000-Cycle Shutter
  • 45-Point Autofocus System
  • 7 Cross-Type AF Sensor Points
  • 10 FPS in One Shot AF w/ PB-E2
  • 100% Viewfinder w/ Glass Pentaprism
  • PC Link for Data Transfer/Remote Cntrl
  • Made in Japan
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Canon 1V overview

  • 1Description

Canon's final no-compromise 35mm flagship SLR, the magnesium alloy Canon EOS-1V is a benchmark in professional 35mm SLR camera history.  It has a lightning-fast autofocus system with 45 AF points that can be customized to the needs of the user.  Seven super-sensitive cross sensors detect vertical as well as horizontal lines of subjects, and the central sensor works even with working apertures as low as f/8, so that you'll retain autofocus function using f/4 lenses with 2X teleconverters.  The EOS-1V is made in Japan to the highest possible manufacturing standards, and its shutter is specified to withstand 150,000 cycles (>4000 36-exposure rolls of film).

The EOS-1V's control layout shares the lineage of the original EOS-1, and users of the 1, 1N, & 3 will find the operation intuitive.  The EOS-1V's sealing is the best in Canon's 35mm SLR history; together with "L" telephoto lenses, one can shoot in the worst of conditions.  The 100% accurate glass pentaprism viewfinder is as bright and contrasty as any autofocus camera, and custom functions allow personalizaton of autofocus, metering, operating systems, etc.  You can also link the EOS-1V to a PC for transfer of data and remote control operation.

Canon's final 35mm format flagship SLR camera
Magnesium-alloy body & chassis
Extensive rubber sealing; 72 gaskets throughout
Shutter specified to withstand 150,000 cycles
45-Point autofocus system
Incredibly fast drive with optional PB-E2 booster; 9 frames per second in predictive AF, and 10 fps in One Shot AF
Brilliant quality, 100% coverage viewfinder with glass pentaprism
Shares the proven control layout shared in the EOS-1
PC Link software for data transfer & remote control
20 built-in Custom Functions plus 31 additional Personal Functions (a total of 63 individual settings) with optional accessory PC Link enable photographers to customize the EOS-1v for specific applications.
In the Box
Canon EOS-1V Camera Body
  • RF-3 Body Cap for Canon EOS Cameras
  • Wide Strap
  • Eyecup EC-II
  • 3-Year Warranty
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    Canon 1V specs

    Type 35mm SLR
    Lens Mount Canon EF
    Focus Modes One shot AF, Predictive AF with AI Servo, Manual
    Focus Type Area AF with 45 focusing points
    Focusing Range EV 0-18 @ ISO 100 with f/1.4 lens
    Exposure Modes Program AE, Shutter priority, Aperture priority, Depth-of-field AE, E-TTL Flash, A-TTL Flash, TTL Flash & Manual
    Exposure Metering * 21-Zone Evaluative Metering
    * Partial Metering (approx. 8.5% of viewfinder at center)
    * Center Spot Metering (approx. 2.4% of viewfinder at center)
    * Focusing Point-linked Spot Metering (approx. 2.4% of viewfinder)
    * Multi-spot Metering (Max. 8 spot metering entries)
    * Centerweighted Averaging Metering
    Metering Range @ ISO 100 with f/1.4 Lens EV 0-20
    Shutter Speed 30 to 1/8000th Second + Bulb with flash sync at 1/250th second
    Flash sync up to 1/8000th second with EX flashes
    Exposure Compensation ±3 EV in 1/3 EV increments
    Exposure Bracketing ±3 EV in 1/3 EV increments
    ISO Range 25-5000 (DX)
    6-6400 in Manual setting
    Built-in Flash No
    Film Wind Auto single shot, Continuous up to 3.5 frames per second(up to 10 frames per second with BP-E2/NP-E2)
    Focusing Screen Interchangeable EC focusing screens
    (includes overall matte Ec-CIII)
    Diopter Correction Adjustable from -3 to +1
    Additional diopters available (E)
    Self Timer 10 or 2-Second delay
    Remote Control Remote switch RS-80N3, or Timer remote controller TC-80N3
    PC Terminal Yes
    Depth-of-Field Preview Yes
    Mirror Lock-Up Yes (with custom function)
    Multiple Exposure Yes (up to 9 exposures per frame)
    Viewfinder Info Aperture, Shutter speed, Manual mode, Standard & flash under/over exposure scale, Exposure compensation, AE lock, FE lock, High speed sync, Flash ready, In focus, Depth of field AE, Frame counter, Focus point selecton mode & AF mode
    LCD Information AF Ellipse, AF Points, Spot metering circle, Manual exposure setting, AE Lock, Flash readiness, Unsuitable FE lock warning, High-speed sync, Shutter speed, FE Lock, Bulb, Focusing point selection mode, Depth-of-field AE, Aperture, Exposure compensation/flash exposure compensation, In-focus indicator, Exposure level scale, Exposure level indicator, Flash exposure level & Frame counter/countdown indicator
    Color Black
    Power Source One 2CR5 6-Volt lithium battery
    Dimensions 6.3 x 4.7 x 2.8" (160 x 119 x 71mm) WxHxD
    Weight 2.10 lbs (953g)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 3.22 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 7.1 x 5.7 x 4.0"

    Canon 1V reviews

    EOS-1V Camera Body is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 29.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from A work of art When shooting my first roll I was impressed with the build quality that rivals a famous German company, the ergonomics and how easy this film body is to use. When I had my first few rolls developed it blew my mind. A lot of people say that the camera doesn't matter- I believe there is a point to that argument but it is overstated. This camera body coupled with your favorite film and Canon L-Series lenses takes away any equipment excuse you might make. The camera then gets out of your way in order to focus completely on your composition and shot. For those that want customized settings, etc it is there if you need it and not in the way if you don't.
    Date published: 2012-05-31
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from No Regrets I obtained my first camera by winning it on the carnival midway at the American Indian Exposition in 1959. There've been a few cameras between then and now, but never one of this stature. I justified its cost by noting that it is the last film camera I will ever buy, and the best of the breed by any reasonable definition. It will allow me to enjoy using film (especially B&W) and it will someday belong to my daughter, who shares my interest in photography. If you think that you'll regret missing this boat when it sails, and you can afford it, just buy it. It will hold its value well if you decide to sell it later.
    Date published: 2011-10-06
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Solid and valuable photo equipment Canon 1V is one of the masterpiece for more than a decade. It is solidly built. The heavy body is not suitable for everybody. It is suitable either the professional and photo enthusiast. I bought this body purpose is to mount on my 70 -200mm f/2.8 tele lens when my LEICA M6 and M9 not support the tele lens. When I travel, I only bring the Leica M6 or M9 due to compact size. For landscape, 1V no doubt is a strong tool,. I also impressed that film: Fuji Velvia is much better than digital for serious enlargement.
    Date published: 2010-03-25
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best film camera I started photography late in my life and I have been shooting digital until I was attracted by some photos of my kids that were taken with a film camera. I decided to get a good film camera. After reading reviews about this camera, I decided to buy a used one as I could not afford a new one. I can not stress this enough, this is the best camera one can hold. Its design can not be even compared to the digital gear I am using today. The pictures are stunningly sharp, the auto focus is very fast and accurate. I like this camera so much that I have not used my digital camera(Canon 7D) for months now. I will recommend this camera, it is the best film camera ever made.
    Date published: 2011-04-08
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect film camera I went backwards in time. First I had a Canon 1DS MKII (and it works perfectly 5 years after the purchase) then I thought about a possible backup camera. It was the Canon 1V. Since then I use the film camera a bit more than the digital one because I like the film feeling better than the digital. This camera is perfect and I can use all the EOS lenses on it (including the immage stabilizatored lenses)as well as any other accessories like flashes, remote exposure unit, filters, etc. It's reliability is very good (made for pros), fast and easy to use. It's a perfect backup camera in all cases (eg wedding photography). The 10 frame/sec multiple exposure speed is more than enough for practicaly all purposes. And THIS IS A CAMERA NOT A VIDEO UNIT!!!
    Date published: 2011-12-07
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from The best If you shoot film, this is the camera to use. I'll echo the other reviews about the ruggedness, feel, etc. I'm a nature photographer, mostly shooting landscapes and macro florals, selling prints at exhibits. I've been using the wonderful 5d Mark II for the convenience, but when I compose an image that I might want to use professionally, I always pull out the 1V. The difference in image quality needs to be seen to be fully appreciated, particularly with L-series lenses. Developing and scanning film is an effort and expense, but the investment is worth it for your best images. I print images from 35mm up to 16x24 inches and they show marvelous detail and tonal range. For larger prints, I use my 4x5 view camera. I purchased all my equipment at B&H. Based on my experience with them, I stopped comparison shopping a long time ago.
    Date published: 2011-05-11
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Digital content practically can't export Pretty much like all other reviews, solid build, great camera, deserves the 1 title for sure. The all alloy body does come with some weight, though. Just want to mention one thing I didn't know until I got the camera: 1V is capable of storing the exposure info of 100 rolls (says the manual, I'm not sure how many exposures in total), which you'll need a special cable and software (EOS Link Software ES-E1) to export. Problem is the cable is long discontinued, not to mention the software was last updated about 10 years ago and only supports up to win XP. I tried to google around for that cable but all I could get was people looking for them. So practically, you can't get hands on those data unless you're lucky to get one of those cables. Not a big deal for me, but just a heads up to let anyone know.
    Date published: 2013-10-15
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from still room for film I bought a 1vhs from b&h used 18 months ago - was worried about potential outcomes but turned out to be a great move and saved some bucks. Camera is as advertised and has been flawless performer. I agree with the previous reviews totally and find this camera and selected film applications to be truly special. The build quality and feel of the camera is superior to my 5d and 40d even with battery packs, even though those cameras are very good. Rock solid with very smooth control functions and best ergonomics of all - I call it the brick (it does have heft but in a good way). One of the most satisfying aspects is the sound of the shutter. Magic. I use b&w negative and velvia 50 films, and have captured some of my fav photos even after making the move to digital 4 years ago. L lenses are fantastic with this camera. 3 of my top 10 favorite family portraits are with tri-x film and this camera and natural light. I display some of my photos in my office, and people are amazed at the quality of the antiques
    Date published: 2009-06-05
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