Ebay Watch: Platinum Leicas, Pellicle Mirrors, Polaroid Film and More
Canon F1 Olympic High Speed with Battery Pack and Cord- $11,450.00 The Canon F1 Olympic is a pretty neat find considering back in 1972, when it came out, only working journalists could acquire one via special order. But even cooler than that is the fact that this was the fastest motor drive SLR available at the time thanks to something called a pellicle mirror.
Sound familiar? It should. The folks at Sony recently reinvented Canon’s pellicle mirror technology in their current A series of digital cameras, which allow for them to continuously autofocus during video capture.
Eleven grand may sound like a steep price to own this 9fps film camera with gigantic battery pack, but trust us, it’s worth every penny. Not to mention that according to Ebay seller dagmardon’s description, it seems to be in quite good shape.