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Oct 08, 2011 21:54 |  #1

OK I know this is a digital forum, but there is an EOS 3 film camera just listed locally on craigslist. I have been toying with how to add to my collection to get wider than my 24-105 for the occasional times I need wider than 38 equivalent on my 7D.

There is no 15-x/2.8 option for APSc now so would you go back to film now and get some wide angle use out of a 24-105? It is listed at $150. Is that fair or should I push closer to $100. Also how how would my 430EX2 perform? Would it be ETTL-1 or TTL?


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Oct 08, 2011 22:23 |  #2

I wouldn't let either of mine go for that.., so it's probably more than fair.


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Oct 08, 2011 22:37 |  #3

If it's in good working order and is even just cosmetically decent, that's a steal. Get and some Portra and have fun.


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Oct 08, 2011 22:47 |  #4

Seems like a good price depending on condition at $150, so anything under that would be a nice deal.

Have you used film in the past? It takes a lot more dedication IMO and you'll need a good scanner and a lab you can trust. Over time, you might wish you had just paid the upfront cost for a 5D classic.

you could sell the 350D, 18-55, and the 50 1.8 and put down about $300-400 for a used 5D. by the time you buy a year's worth of film, develop, scan, and process the images, you might find you've spent more than that.

Even more likely, you might find yourself wanting to sell the 7D :)

Whether it's worth it or not is ultimately up to you, but if you are going to use it in anything but daylight, I would stay away from the film camera. I have a Nikon FM and an EM (manual focus film SLRs) and I use them for landscape shots and for outdoor shots where I want a thin DoF for portraits, but other than that, they stay in the bag. Also, I paid less than $150 for all my film equipment combined (2 bodies, 4 lenses)

You could always try it and sell it if you don't like it. It's not going down in value after this long


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Oct 09, 2011 00:17 |  #5

I weston I wrote in post #13223450 (external link)
Over time, you might wish you had just paid the upfront cost for a 5D classic.

There aren't too many reasons to shoot film today, but one of them is the superior dynamic range that no digital camera can match.


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Oct 09, 2011 00:25 |  #6

Go for it, great semi pro camera body, ETTL like modern digital bodies which means EX speedlites work well so good for night and day . Use a good quality film and have scanned or put on disc and have some fun.


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Oct 09, 2011 00:43 |  #7

It also has the best focusing system Canon's ever used, plus eye-controlled focus. It's a top-shelf camera and $150 is a steal (provided it's functional).


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Oct 09, 2011 01:58 |  #8

I weston I wrote in post #13223450 (external link)
Have you used film in the past? It takes a lot more dedication IMO and you'll need a good scanner and a lab you can trust.

I have used film before, but nothing with eye control. My Minolta X700 had eye and wrist control. ie look through the viewfinder with your eye and turn your wrist until the subject was in focus. I do have a good scanner and know of a good lab in town.

I weston I wrote in post #13223450 (external link)
Over time, you might wish you had just paid the upfront cost for a 5D classic.

That is my real worrie here. $150 is nothing, but how long before I could have just gotten a Sigma 10-20, or that and a Sigma 17-50/2.8, or a 5Dc?

I weston I wrote in post #13223450 (external link)
you could sell the 350D, 18-55, and the 50 1.8 and put down about $300-400 for a used 5D. by the time you buy a year's worth of film, develop, scan, and process the images, you might find you've spent more than that.

The 350D and light kit lenses are more less my wife's so they have to stay in the collection. She likes the lightweight gear.

I weston I wrote in post #13223450 (external link)
You could always try it and sell it if you don't like it. It's not going down in value after this long

But then there is that. I am pretty sure I could sell it for the same price and only be out for the price of the film. That is unless it completly dies on me.


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Oct 09, 2011 07:15 |  #9

FEChariot wrote in post #13223294 (external link)
OK I know this is a digital forum, but there is an EOS 3 film camera just listed locally on craigslist. I have been toying with how to add to my collection to get wider than my 24-105 for the occasional times I need wider than 38 equivalent on my 7D.

You really need to decide if you want to be shooting film rather than using this as a bizzare way of getting the best out of your lens.

As Tony said, the dynamic range of film is better than digital. You can see from my sig that I have more film bodies than digital but I only shoot b&w because I can develop and print my own stuff. For colour I stick to digital. I do have to say that a 16"x12" b&w wet print knocks any digital equivilent out of the ring.

The EOS 3 is a great pro level body and I wouldn't be without mine.


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Oct 09, 2011 09:13 as a reply to  @ Vendee's post |  #10

I have an EOS3 with the grip and it really is an awesome camera. The feel of holding it, is worth buying it alone. I will never sell it.

Focus is incredibly fast, viewfinder is huge, shutter is solid and very reliable, blue lcd screen excites me every time, button layout is perfect and along with the grip it's capable of (vague memory) 7-8fps.

Im in Oz, and would be incredibly surprised to see such a low priced EOS3 over here. It may be in poor condition, but it also may simply be undervalued by a digital only user.

If it's in good nic, I guarantee you'll sell it for $150+ in 10 years time if need be. ;)


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