Canon replacement body needed.

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    My friend Lori has a Rebel TII which appears to be malfunctioning giving her blank unexposed frames every so often. Unfortunately it happened on her recent vacation. I'd like to suggest a replacement body but am not a AF Canon shooter. With a KEH replacement price for the Rebel at $144, what could she get that would be a better body. She prefers to stay with film.
     
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    EOS Elan 7NE $340 brand new, nice camera lots of features, including eye control.
     
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    Personally I like the EOS50 (called Elan 2 in some parts of the world...). It has lots of useful features and is very cheap nowadays. But only available used.
    For me (personally) the ECF is of no use.
     
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    Yep, this is what I have & I love it. :smile: Very happy with its performance.
     
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    The Elan 7 series seems to have a few different models. The "E" is eye control...right? What's the rest of the differences in the model types.

    Looking for a used camera, not new.
     
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    Yep, the "E" is the eye control feature. I responded in error before... I actually have the Elan 7E (no 'n'). :wink:

    These are what I found at KEH:
    http://www.keh.com/OnLineStore/Prod...BC=CE&BCC=1&CC=2&CCC=1&BCL=&GBC=&GCC=&KW=elan

    I think the Elans are a better (read 'more durable') body. The Rebels (at least at the time I got my Elan were more of a minimal-featured version... almost like a starter camera.

    There is quite a bit of info at Canon's website on the different models.
    http://www.usa.canon.com/consumer/controller?act=ProductCatIndexAct&fcategoryid=111

    Hope this helps!
     
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    I have no idea what a canon rebel is, but if your friend wants an EOS 500, I've one waiting to go to a good home, free of course.
     
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    If it's AF I think she would accept.
     
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