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EOS 1V Film SLR
« on: March 29, 2013, 01:54:53 AM »
Hello!

Where would be the best place to pick up an EOS 1V? I want to find one in a good condition that will last a while. Any thoughts?

Thanks!
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EOS 1V Film SLR
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Re: EOS 1V Film SLR
« Reply #1 on: March 29, 2013, 12:21:42 PM »
Where are you located?  If you are in Germany, you might want a location closer to you than Australia or Canada, for example.
 

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« Reply #2 on: March 29, 2013, 02:39:55 PM »

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Re: EOS 1V Film SLR
« Reply #3 on: March 29, 2013, 03:01:37 PM »
Hello!

Where would be the best place to pick up an EOS 1V? I want to find one in a good condition that will last a while. Any thoughts?

Thanks!


I'd suggest EBay, a used EOS 1vHS sells for about $400 used.  It's a great camera, I regretted getting rid of min so I just picked up one on EBay for $320 (I paid $2100 for mine new back in 2001)
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Re: EOS 1V Film SLR
« Reply #4 on: March 29, 2013, 03:28:30 PM »
If you reeeeeally want a 1V, then we need to know your region, in the UK ffordes.com, lcegroup.co.uk are good and carry lots of used stock with a guarantee.

I would, being devils advocate, steer you towards a 3 instead.

The difference in price is quite vast, the difference in camera, not so much.

Plastic shell, but metal chassis, same AF, almost the same speed with the PB-E1 or PB-E2.
Same layout.

You'll miss:

The exclusivity.
The viewfinder blind.
The EOS link software (if you have a windows 98 machine kicking around)
The 100% viewfinder (The 3 is 98 or 97 as I recall)

The 1V is a sensationally great camera.  So is the 3, and lots more around, and cheaper, and often cherished by amateurs rather than battered by pros.

Just a thought.

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Re: EOS 1V Film SLR
« Reply #5 on: March 29, 2013, 03:29:41 PM »
Hello!

Where would be the best place to pick up an EOS 1V? I want to find one in a good condition that will last a while. Any thoughts?

Thanks!

Yes, you can buy a great EOS-3 on ebay or amazon quite easily and cheaply :).
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Re: EOS 1V Film SLR
« Reply #6 on: March 29, 2013, 03:44:21 PM »
Hello!

Where would be the best place to pick up an EOS 1V? I want to find one in a good condition that will last a while. Any thoughts?

Thanks!

Just curious, why a film camera?  Especially 35mm.

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Re: EOS 1V Film SLR
« Reply #7 on: March 29, 2013, 03:47:06 PM »
They seem to be readily available from the used camera dealers in Japan.  I poked around a bunch of these shops on my last work trip to Tokyo, and I was extremely tempted to pick up a mint-looking EOS 1vHS I came across.  (Only reason I didn't was because I have decided to use my medium format gear for film and stick to my 5D2 for 35mm format for now.)

The 1vHS was priced somewhere between $400-$500, so not a bargain, but the Japanese do tend to look after their gear.  A lot of these shops sell through eBay as well so you may find something there, but pay attention to the shipping costs which can be significant.  Unfortunately the exchange rate between the Yen and the dollar is not so good right now for those of us in the US.  It may be a different story for other countries.

If you do ever find yourself in Japan, I would strongly recommend searching out a few of these dealers, just to browse if nothing else.  The quantity and variety of used gear is staggering, despite the tiny size of most of the shops.  They are often very hard to find but the internet comes to the rescue - try a search for "Japan Camera Hunter shopping guide" for example.

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Re: EOS 1V Film SLR
« Reply #8 on: March 29, 2013, 04:37:25 PM »
I picked up an EOS-3 and EOS Rebel 2000 along with a couple of older, manual flashes for $120 about a year ago in the US.  Found locally on a buy/sell website called Craigslist.  Guy selling them got them from his dad with the instruction to get whatever he could for them.  Totally worth it and have used both bodies shooting Ilford Black and White film.  Highly recommend just picking up a mint EOS-3 somewhere.

EDIT: This thread has inspired me to pick up some film and go shooting "old school" this weekend!
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Re: EOS 1V Film SLR
« Reply #9 on: March 29, 2013, 05:02:16 PM »
I picked up an EOS-3 and EOS Rebel 2000 along with a couple of older, manual flashes for $120 about a year ago in the US.  Found locally on a buy/sell website called Craigslist.  Guy selling them got them from his dad with the instruction to get whatever he could for them.  Totally worth it and have used both bodies shooting Ilford Black and White film.  Highly recommend just picking up a mint EOS-3 somewhere.

EDIT: This thread has inspired me to pick up some film and go shooting "old school" this weekend!

Me too.  It's happened before when the EOS-3 was discussed.
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Re: EOS 1V Film SLR
« Reply #10 on: April 04, 2013, 09:02:09 PM »
I have one here in Toronto, Canada that I'm willing to part with for a decent price.

It's an Eos 1V HS (grip attached).

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Re: EOS 1V Film SLR
« Reply #11 on: April 07, 2013, 12:21:19 PM »
Kind of regret selling my 1V HS, but I kept the EOS 3 with battery grip, which does everything one needs.  With either one, the sound of frightening frame rate is a reminder you are using $$ film!  Digital isn't so bad  :D


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Re: EOS 1V Film SLR
« Reply #11 on: April 07, 2013, 12:21:19 PM »