David Gale , Jul 02, 2006; 01:25 p.m.
As an owner of an F-1n w/ AE finder, I can say you would love the camera as I do.
They are heavy but bullet proof. Look at the seals. F-1's took a beating at times from those who shot them alot. I would avoid cameras that came from profesional kits as they can be in pretty bad shape. The famous "canon Squeak" is a condition that plagues the A series camera, not the F series so far as I know.
I would try to get one that is pretty clean. If shopping on E Bay, only buy if lots of pictures are taken of all sides of the camera, both inside and out. Sometimes the shutter curtains took a beating and the seals are now gooo.
If the camera comes with a drive, make sure the batteries were not left stored in the drive and in the cameras as well.
400 bucks should but a pretty clean unit. I doubt I would pay more unless it was in the box new and wrapped in plastic.