July 30, 2014, 02:06:59 PM

Author Topic: Film EOS Body  (Read 5725 times)

dtaylor

  • 7D
  • *****
  • Posts: 449
    • View Profile
Re: Film EOS Body
« Reply #15 on: February 17, 2013, 07:37:45 PM »
Adding another vote for the EOS3. I actually prefer it over the 1-series film bodies due to size/weight. It's an awesome camera, and the used price right now is a steal.

I was never that crazy about eye controlled focus, though it does work with a reduced set of focus points. (It never works well for me with all 45.) But there are a couple other features I wish were on my 7D. Namely the spot metering mode where you can take multiple readings and the camera will compute the exposure, and the additional metering scale to the right of the viewfinder.

canon rumors FORUM

Re: Film EOS Body
« Reply #15 on: February 17, 2013, 07:37:45 PM »

OmarSV11

  • Power Shot G16
  • **
  • Posts: 18
    • View Profile
    • Omar Sierralta
Re: Film EOS Body
« Reply #16 on: February 17, 2013, 07:42:09 PM »
I was pretty sure this was the best place to ask. Great replys from all of you.

Right now I'm using a Rebel T3i, and planning to get the 6D soon, but I'm an all methods junkie and wanted a good pro film camera with advanced functions, that wasn't as bulky as the 1 series.

I've shoot some film on my old pentax but I have the limitation of only 1 lens, and with my EOS I have the "nifty fifty", the 100mm f/2 and the most recent in the family the 28mm f/1.8. I do want to try those with film...

But as I'd like a more rough body I was eyeing the 3.

Again thanks for the great answers ;D

WillThompson

  • PowerShot G1 X II
  • ***
  • Posts: 54
    • View Profile
Re: Film EOS Body
« Reply #17 on: February 17, 2013, 09:16:59 PM »
Does it work that well with glasses?

Yes it will, varying with differing prescription, the stronger the prescription the less well it works.

You must calabrate it for up to 3 users/configurations ie glasses, there are separate config for portrait & landscape.

Will T.
Will T.

johnf3f

  • Canon 70D
  • ****
  • Posts: 269
  • Canon 1Dx
    • View Profile
Re: Film EOS Body
« Reply #18 on: February 20, 2013, 09:47:00 PM »
IMO the EOS 3 is the best bang for buck (pound) Film camera going!
It has a reasonable frame rate, excellent AF(even at F8), well built and is very simple to use.
About 20 months ago I shot off the last of my Kodachrome 64. I was taking pictures of Herons with my 600 F4 L IS - 37 shots gave 37 keepers - wish I could do that with my 1D Mk4!
The camera cost 85 GBP and is in very nice condition - just wish it could store more than 37 images!

nonac

  • EOS M2
  • ****
  • Posts: 179
    • View Profile
    • Marty Beck Photography
Re: Film EOS Body
« Reply #19 on: February 20, 2013, 09:52:38 PM »
I had an EOS 3 for several years and really liked it. Shot a large number of great pictures with that camera. Highly recommended.
5d Mark III, 24mm f/1.4L II, 24-105 f/4L IS, 70-200 f/2.8L IS II, 100 f/2.8L IS macro, 135 f/2L, 3x 600EX-RT, ST-E3-RT, EF 1.4x III

smithy

  • Canon 70D
  • ****
  • Posts: 290
    • View Profile
Re: Film EOS Body
« Reply #20 on: February 20, 2013, 11:45:06 PM »
I've never used a 3, but I own and use a 1V (which I love).  So if the 3 is almost the same camera, but much cheaper, then get it.
5D Mark III, 40D, 1V.  Bunch of strobes, lenses and other bits.
They're, their, there, it's, its, too, to, than, then, you're, your.  One lens, two lenses, the lens's aperture.

shtfmeister

  • PowerShot G1 X II
  • ***
  • Posts: 60
    • View Profile
Re: Film EOS Body
« Reply #21 on: February 21, 2013, 12:22:55 AM »
still have a 3 with a PB-E2
that was my first serious setup
if they ever make a digital back for it id probably use it exclusively again
fast and built like a tank
this thread made me dig it out to listen to the shutter noise  :o)

canon rumors FORUM

Re: Film EOS Body
« Reply #21 on: February 21, 2013, 12:22:55 AM »

EvilTed

  • Guest
Re: Film EOS Body
« Reply #22 on: February 21, 2013, 01:34:45 AM »
You could always get an old Leica M3 :)
I picked up a minty 1957 M3, Summicron 50 F/2 and Summaron 35 F/35 with goggles and a light meter for $750!
I liked it so much I bought a 2011 Leica MP and new Summicron 50 F/2.

There's something about street photography with a film Leica that has to be experienced...

ET

Mr Bean

  • 7D
  • *****
  • Posts: 355
    • View Profile
Re: Film EOS Body
« Reply #23 on: February 21, 2013, 08:30:00 PM »
After my A1 started playing up in 2008, I made the "jump" to the EOS system and bought a second hand EOS3, plus a 50mm lens. An awesome camera. The fast AF system, plus a beaut, ergonomic feel about the camera. Enjoy :)
5D mk3 with grip, 300 f4 L, 100 IS Macro L, 50 f1.4, 50 f1.8, 40 f2.8 pancake, 35 f2, 1.4x TC III, Zeiss 15mm f2.8, 24 f1.4 L
580EX II, MT-24EX Macro Flash
EF 12mm and 25mm II Extension tubes

johnf3f

  • Canon 70D
  • ****
  • Posts: 269
  • Canon 1Dx
    • View Profile
Re: Film EOS Body
« Reply #24 on: March 02, 2013, 11:21:14 PM »
You could always get an old Leica M3 :)
I picked up a minty 1957 M3, Summicron 50 F/2 and Summaron 35 F/35 with goggles and a light meter for $750!
I liked it so much I bought a 2011 Leica MP and new Summicron 50 F/2.

There's something about street photography with a film Leica that has to be experienced...

ET
I tried street photography with my Leica iiig + 35mm and 50mm lenses. I love the build quality and size of my Leica but the photos? No thanks!
It was great in it's day but compared to my most basic EOS cameras it leaves a lot to be desired in my opinion.
Still everyone to their own!
Leica iiiG + 4 lenses + filters and other kit will be going soon if anyone is interested

lilmsmaggie

  • Rebel T5i
  • ****
  • Posts: 148
    • View Profile
Re: Film EOS Body
« Reply #25 on: March 11, 2013, 06:21:30 PM »
You could always get an old Leica M3 :)
I picked up a minty 1957 M3, Summicron 50 F/2 and Summaron 35 F/35 with goggles and a light meter for $750!
I liked it so much I bought a 2011 Leica MP and new Summicron 50 F/2.

There's something about street photography with a film Leica that has to be experienced...

ET
I tried street photography with my Leica iiig + 35mm and 50mm lenses. I love the build quality and size of my Leica but the photos? No thanks!
It was great in it's day but compared to my most basic EOS cameras it leaves a lot to be desired in my opinion.
Still everyone to their own!
Leica iiiG + 4 lenses + filters and other kit will be going soon if anyone is interested

+1 For the ELAN 7  Nice little camera.  I still have a bit of 35 film in the freezer and I can use all my Canon glass with it (50 1.8 II, 85 1.8, 24-105).


The pre WWII Leicas are ok but they're no match for the M body Leicas like the M3 which were produced from 1953 until now.  The M3 - M4 bodies being the most popular among film shooters and street in particular. 
I have a M5 3-lug and I love it.  It's larger than the other M bodies but it was the first camera that Leica integrated TTL with a light meter in the body.  Like the saying goes: "There's Nothing Like a Leica" -- at least for 35mm film  ;D    Having said that, some people just never take to a rangefinder, especially one like the Leica iiiG.

You either love rangefinders or you hate them.
5DMKII, T3i, 24-105L, 100 2.8L Macro, 70-300 4-5.6L

johnf3f

  • Canon 70D
  • ****
  • Posts: 269
  • Canon 1Dx
    • View Profile
Re: Film EOS Body
« Reply #26 on: March 11, 2013, 09:08:22 PM »
You could always get an old Leica M3 :)
I picked up a minty 1957 M3, Summicron 50 F/2 and Summaron 35 F/35 with goggles and a light meter for $750!
I liked it so much I bought a 2011 Leica MP and new Summicron 50 F/2.

There's something about street photography with a film Leica that has to be experienced...

ET
I tried street photography with my Leica iiig + 35mm and 50mm lenses. I love the build quality and size of my Leica but the photos? No thanks!
It was great in it's day but compared to my most basic EOS cameras it leaves a lot to be desired in my opinion.
Still everyone to their own!
Leica iiiG + 4 lenses + filters and other kit will be going soon if anyone is interested

+1 For the ELAN 7  Nice little camera.  I still have a bit of 35 film in the freezer and I can use all my Canon glass with it (50 1.8 II, 85 1.8, 24-105).


The pre WWII Leicas are ok but they're no match for the M body Leicas like the M3 which were produced from 1953 until now.  The M3 - M4 bodies being the most popular among film shooters and street in particular. 
I have a M5 3-lug and I love it.  It's larger than the other M bodies but it was the first camera that Leica integrated TTL with a light meter in the body.  Like the saying goes: "There's Nothing Like a Leica" -- at least for 35mm film  ;D    Having said that, some people just never take to a rangefinder, especially one like the Leica iiiG.

You either love rangefinders or you hate them.

I have no problem with rangefinders and agree the M series are considerably more user friendly than my old iiig. However I far prefer to use my EOS3, 33V or 5D for this sort of thing. The 5d is the best for convenience but you can't beat good high contrast B&W film for this sort of photography IMO. I have recently been playing with a Contax-Zeiss 25mm F2.8 manual lens for street/landscape work and am loving it - I find the field of view just right for my tastes, though my Canon 17-40 (at 17mm) can be great fun!

paul13walnut5

  • Guest
Re: Film EOS Body
« Reply #27 on: March 13, 2013, 07:48:10 AM »
I really really fancy a contax G2 kit.  Can't think when I would ever use it, just they are beautiful to hold, behold and use.  Cheapish now as well.

canon rumors FORUM

Re: Film EOS Body
« Reply #27 on: March 13, 2013, 07:48:10 AM »

TexasBadger

  • Rebel T5i
  • ****
  • Posts: 135
    • View Profile
Re: Film EOS Body
« Reply #28 on: March 13, 2013, 09:10:24 AM »
+1Elan7
Adorama has one for $70 in E+ condition
5DC, 5D3, Elan7, G12, 28 1.8, 50 1.8 II, 85 1.8 USM, 135 2.0 L, 24-70 2.8 L, 70-200 2.8 L, 560 EX, 580 EX II (2) --- all Canon.

OmarSV11

  • Power Shot G16
  • **
  • Posts: 18
    • View Profile
    • Omar Sierralta
Re: Film EOS Body
« Reply #29 on: March 28, 2013, 05:58:41 PM »
I just tried the EOS-3 with some out-of-date color film, and damn I want the camera. One of the teachers in the school I work has the 1N-RS and the EOS-3 and he lend me both to try em and test em... And EOS3 totally.

I'm not giving it back, evah!

When I get the developed film and scan it I'll post some images! Thanks all for the advice.

canon rumors FORUM

Re: Film EOS Body
« Reply #29 on: March 28, 2013, 05:58:41 PM »