It's in fact fairly difficult to find a used EOS for over $300. Yes, an EOS1n/v or EOS3, but just about all the others fetch much lower prices on the 2nd hand market.Title says it all. What's the best used Canon EOS film body for under $300 that can use the EF lenses?
And I third it. Note that the 'Elan 7' series is the EOS 3x (30/33) series outside the US. I regularly use mine; in fact, they are my go-to cameras. The EOS50/ElanII offers very comparable performance and features. Any of these can be had for a small fraction of the price you mentioned.I second Matt´s recommendation.
With the exception of the EOS 1V, I think that just about ALL EOS bodies can be found for under $300. No joke. So you have LOTS to choose from. So it depends on other factors you might desire. Just to provide an example for you, I sold a EOS Elan II that my mom owned, which she never used -- I mean it never had a single roll of film put through it -- sold it several years ago for $10. I made the mistake of listing it at auction on eBay with an opening bid of $10. And that's what it sold for. But you know, if I would have listed it as Buy It Now, I'd probably not gotten more than $25 for it. Oh well. I have an Elan IIe and it's actually a very nice camera.
But I guess if I were to get an EOS that wasn't a 1n or a 1v, I'd get an EOS 3. It's a very capable, advanced camera, suitable for pros and advanced amateurs. And for your purposes, it fits easily within your budget, selling for $100-130 in clean shape.
the eos 650, 620, 630/600, and RT are actually pretty enjoyable cameras, and REALLY cheap.
You are correct. I stumbled across this listing for an EOS 650 on eBay and had to buy one:
$8.88 plus $11.11 shipping. The seller has 100% feedback and has sold 21 of them and has 8 left. Well worth the risk!
I have 3 OM-2 bodies & lenses from 17 to 500mm.
Wait, so you can use that on a Canon camera? And it actually fits ok? Any details I should know about if I'd like to use one too?Of course with the right adapter, you can use OM lenses on the EOS but of course the tiny viewfinder in the EOS (and all AF cameras for that matter) will be hard to focus so the Olympus VariMagni Finder can come in handy for critical focus.
If you mean OM lenses then an OM to EOS adapter will do the job. I bought the cheap version and it worked just fine.Wait, so you can use that on a Canon camera? And it actually fits ok? Any details I should know about if I'd like to use one too?
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