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Jan 12, 2015 20:59 |  #1

i want to take some wildlife photos with my 400mm and i want to shoot film. so looking to get a used film canon camera. these are the ones available used on bh. So my question is does anyone have any experience with these cameras?

canon eos 630
canon rebel 2000
canon rebel ti
canon eos-1




  
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Jan 12, 2015 21:13 |  #2

I have a friend who used to shoot the eos 630 with EF mount lenses so I'm sure there are adapters. Sorry I can't offer more than that but I'm sure others will chime in.


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Jan 13, 2015 00:41 |  #3

EOS 1 was the predecessor to the EOS 1D series. It was the top end pro series. EOS 3 was pretty much a non-gripped version of the same. The 630 was the first film body, so it's going to be very rudimentary. Rebel 2000 was one of the last film Rebels before digital took over.

Bang for the Buck, the Elan series is pretty good. Either Elan II or 7. The models ending in E had Eye-control AF, which was cool.

KEH.com is another place I'd check for used film bodies.

All will take EF lenses, but maybe not from other brands like Sigma or Tamron, and definitely not EF-S. The EOS-3 and Elan 7 are from the 2000s, so the technology is pretty similar to older digital EOS cameras.


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Jan 13, 2015 05:09 |  #4

You can find a EOS 1-N for less than 150$ now. A very good and solid camera! It was the top of the EOS camera at the end of the 1990s years. The older EOS-1 has a too simple Autofocus, the more recent EOS-1V is more expensive.

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Jan 21, 2015 22:00 |  #5

All of those will work just fine with any EF (not EF-S) lenses.

Of the 4, I'd put the 1 at the top, then the 630, then the two Rebels. The 630 was the 3rd autofocus body Canon put out, after the 620 and the 650. The 630 takes the best of those two, and is a really great (albeit old) camera. I have about half dozen of them sitting in my camera room, along with 620's and 650's.

The EOS 1 is/was a pro-level camera. Great camera, but I think it's hard to justify it's price nowadays.

Unlike today's cameras, there was no difference in 'sensor', as all film cameras had the same sensor - the film. So IMO, the lens is more important then the body when it comes to film cameras, but... the features of the bodies can be just as important. Many Rebel level cameras (ie, consumer grade) from all the manufacturers lacked different features or capabilities (full manual as a good example), and thats what really made the difference.

If you want to spend as much as possible, get the 1. If you want a Pro-sumer level body on the cheap, get the 630. If you want lightweight over-priced plastic, get one of the Rebels.

And as a bonus - if you decide on a 630, I'll sell you one for $15 including US shipping. Guaranteed to be working 100%. If you want one of the Rebels, it's $10 shipped. Just PM me.


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Jan 21, 2015 22:03 |  #6

OMG... I just look at the prices B+H wants for them. They're insane. Seriously, if you want one, let me know. Sorry, but those prices are insulting.


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Jan 22, 2015 01:00 |  #7

thekid17 wrote in post #17379776 (external link)
i want to take some wildlife photos with my 400mm and i want to shoot film. so looking to get a used film canon camera. these are the ones available used on bh. So my question is does anyone have any experience with these cameras?

canon eos 630
canon rebel 2000
canon rebel ti
canon eos-1


KEH offers reasonable prices (external link) for used EOS 35mm cameras.




  
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Jan 22, 2015 17:48 |  #8

Of my EOS Film cameras the one that really stands out (for me) is the EOS3. They are pretty cheap and the 45 point AF system is pretty good even when compared to many of the latest cameras. I took mine out a while ago to photograph Herons with my (then) 600 F4 L IS - 36 shots 36 keepers!
Search about for an EOS 3, it is most of a Canon 1V at a fraction of the price.


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