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Re: Considering an EOS 35mm (film) body
« Reply #30 on: May 31, 2012, 05:16:12 PM »
I have an EOS-3 and love it. They are super cheap these days and are fantastic cameras. Obviously compatible with all EF lenses.

I'd recommend getting it if you wanna shoot film.
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Re: Considering an EOS 35mm (film) body
« Reply #30 on: May 31, 2012, 05:16:12 PM »

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Re: Considering an EOS 35mm (film) body
« Reply #31 on: June 07, 2012, 11:05:52 PM »
I have an EOS-3 and love it. They are super cheap these days and are fantastic cameras. Obviously compatible with all EF lenses.

I'd recommend getting it if you wanna shoot film.

Do you have any idea of the shutter durability rating and if Canon would still repair/replace the shutter if it went bad?  Thanks.
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Re: Considering an EOS 35mm (film) body
« Reply #32 on: June 07, 2012, 11:16:14 PM »
i would say its most likely cheaper to just buy another used one if that failed
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Re: Considering an EOS 35mm (film) body
« Reply #33 on: June 08, 2012, 09:14:55 AM »
How much better is the EOS 3 over the Elan 7?

bdunbar79

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Re: Considering an EOS 35mm (film) body
« Reply #34 on: June 08, 2012, 05:47:02 PM »
How much better is the EOS 3 over the Elan 7?

It looks like Canon rated the EOS-3 higher than the Elan 7.  I believe the EOS-1, EOS-1N, EOS-1V were all rated top professional, where the EOS-3 was just one step below that.  Not saying the Elan 7 isn't good though.
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Re: Considering an EOS 35mm (film) body
« Reply #35 on: June 08, 2012, 06:49:27 PM »
How much better is the EOS 3 over the Elan 7?
A few specs from the Canon Camera Museum

EOS 3 - 45pt AF with an f/8 centre, the same as every 1D and 1Ds before the 1DX. (But the EOS3 had eye-control AF, 1-series didn't)
EOS 30 (Elan 7) - 7pt wide-area autofocus, still eye controlled. Apparently faster than the EOS3 eye-control (probably because it had less points to choose from?)

EOS 3 - 4.3fps, 7 with grip
EOS 30 - 4fps, (not grippable?)

EOS 3 - interchangeable focussing screens (I've just put an EC-Civ in mine). 97% coverage, fixed diopter (buy interchangeable eyepieces for different strengths)
EOS 30 - fixed screen. 90%x92% coverage. Changeable strength diopter (like most dslrs).

EOS 3 - 9 exposure bracketing. +/-3 EVcomp. 1/200 X-sync. 18 custom functions. No flash.
EOS 30 - 9 exposure bracketing. +/-2 EVcomp. 1/125 X-sync. 13 custom fucntions. Built in flash.

So at the end, the 3 looks like a decent upgrade from the 30 (elan 7), mostly for the AF, interchangeable screens, and viewfinder coverage. These days the price differential is not much (seeing as a 3 is $150-200 shipped, a 30 can't be much less), i'd still go the 3.
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Re: Considering an EOS 35mm (film) body
« Reply #35 on: June 08, 2012, 06:49:27 PM »