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Film SLRs: 1v vs. 3

 
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Oct 31, 2008 22:10 |  #1

I have an EOS-3 and would like to get another Canon film SLR.

Comparing the EOS-3 against the EOS-1v, by the specs there doesn't seem to be much difference. From what I can tell the 1v has a 100% viewfinder vs. 97% on the 3, and the 1v has an adjustable viewfinder diopter.

And I've heard the EOS-3 has the same weather seals as the 1-series.

But KEH sells the 1v used for about $800-900 and the EOS-3 for about $350.

Any comments or experiences to share?




  
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Oct 31, 2008 22:37 |  #2

The 1v is the Canon Film Body most would love to have, though I settled for the EOS 3, just didn't want to spend another $500 more for a film body. It's OK to settle sometimes. Want another film body; Elan 7n/ne, would be cheaper than both and a nice camera.



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Oct 31, 2008 22:42 |  #3

I have an Elan II and it gets the job done. I know it's not what you're asking about but for $40 with grip its not a bad deal at all.




  
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Oct 31, 2008 22:47 |  #4

The EOS 3 is like 90-95% of the 1V at a fraction of the price. That's why I got one and I've never regretted it. The 1V is nicer in various areas so if those matter to you it's a great body. On the other hand I really liked the ECF on the EOS 3.

I still have my EOS 3, just haven't used it in a while.


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Nov 01, 2008 09:32 |  #5

nontetheredbrain wrote in post #6601377 (external link)
The 1v is the Canon Film Body most would love to have, though I settled for the EOS 3, just didn't want to spend another $500 more for a film body. It's OK to settle sometimes. Want another film body; Elan 7n/ne, would be cheaper than both and a nice camera.

No Elan for me. The handgrip of the EOS-3 is just to die for, it's more "full" than the 5D because it has a dedicated FEL lock button next to the shutter button. And the EOS-3's shutter button is so soft and smooth it allows me to shake the camera less than with my 5D and much less than my Drebel. So I can't imagine the Elan being any better than the 5D.




  
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