[Closed] - My 70mm film for Canon EOS 1v

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  1. LInuxHack3r

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    Here is the film that I have:
    https://www.photrio.com/forum/threads/70mm-x-100-rolls-c-41-kodak-konica-afga.156835/#post-2035355

    After careful thought, I decided that although nostalgic, A K-1000 does not really serve as much practically to me. So as such, I changed gears and decided that I think a EOS 1v, supposedly the best 35mm Canon ever made, fits me better. That way it works with all my accessories nearly flawlessly.

    So, if you have a 1v, or want to convince me what a different body is just as good, message me. This is purely spontaneous, but I think I'd like to try it. May even shoot some B&W and attempt to develop that stuff at home.

    Not super interested in glass, unless it is quality glass and you are willing to trade it for 70mm film.

    Just a thought, perhaps we could work something out.
     
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    You can pick up something like the EOS 3 or A2/EOS 5 for peanuts and it'll do pretty much what the EOS1v will do. That and a 50 1.8, and knock yourself out. Set for life or as long as the blasted batteries last for.

    As for shooting b&w and developing yourself? I truly believe that if one is shooting film in this day and age they are missing out 3/4ths of the point of they don't develop themselves. I'm not even talking printing, just developing.
     
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    I've seen the EOS 3, nice camera. But I guess there is just something about owning "the best" in terms of these theoretical best 35mm SLR that Canon ever made for a fraction of what it cost originally. With that being said, since it is likely to be a smalltime hobby, I see the though process in saving money for something that will do mostly the same. I don't care anything about FPS, if I'm doing anything action related I'd be using digital. So you may be right...
     
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    I bought two EOS 1n's on eBay from Japan, for $100 each. Fantastic cameras, pro calibre all the way. I can find the seller in my email somewhere, if you like - I had a fantastic buying experience from him and would recommend him highly.
     
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    Sure, I'm interested, especially at that price if shipping is included. I understand that the 1n was the predecessor to the 1v.Looking up differences now, but I assume that there wasn't much?
     
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    The EOS 3 really does everything the 1v/n can. It's not like it has a better sensor or that much of a batter focusing system. Also from what I understand the 1v has a battery that needs a technician to replace. It think it's soldered in.

    With the EOS system it's 95% lenses that make the difference. With good film, light and a great lens an EOS Rebel will take just as perfect a photo as an EOS 1n.
     
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    1v is the best, batteries are not soldered in AFAIK.
     
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    NO DEAL. How I see it: You should have years and years of experience using the EOS 1N (released in 1994) rather than assume the 1V is the be all and end all of photography and the one camera that must be in your hands: it is not. The real meat in the sandwich is putting a $5,000 L-series lens on the front -- that is where your money and enthusiasm should go. It is after all only a 35mm camera.

    The 1N can do everything a photographer needs, and I speak from 24 years experience as a professional landscape/scenic user (incidentally my 1N was recently serviced to remove dust from the upper prism/AF target panel -- a 1 hour job and the very first service of the camera since bought in August 1994). The 1N was bought (along with $13,000 of lenses) because of irritating problems with reliability of the silly, plastic-y EOS 5 (a camera I definitely would not recommend). Though I have used it briefly, the 1V has never appealed to me because of the high level automation and clustered metering which is much tighter than the 1N (and from experience I know I do not needmore AF focusing points). I, and others like me, are not interested in fancy camera electronics, AF, frame speeds and automation: we spend money on lenses (not Tamron. Not Sigma. Just Canon's best).

    The 1N and 1V are both excellent (and heavy) cameras in competent, experienced hands used with quality Canon lenses (the AF/AE matrice is hobbled by using third-party or adapted lenses, as Canon never licensed algorithms to third party manufacturers), but if an amateur went angling for a 1V, I would indeed steer him down to the 1N, just for some "nursery" experience, and I can see that is needed by your question of the differences between the two cameras (custom functions are still hand-me-downs from the 1N pedigree). Guaranteed the 1N, available for peanuts now when it cost me $4,000 (body only) in '94, a beautiful, silent, fast and powerful camera. Buy that, and put your spare change toward a couple of L-series lenses.
     
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    I used the Eos 3 and the 1n for many years side by side. I thought the 1n was the better camera. I still have mine. I hadn't used it in years but used it today for the heck of it. Still a great camera. They are super cheap these days. Totally recommend it. If you have the scratch for the 1v though by all means get one.
     
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    All film sold.
     
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