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    I just ordered myself a T90, as well. Should be here in a day or 2. For $100 from a reputable dealer, how can you beat it?

    Having shot EOS for almost 15 years, I always thought FD mount meant AE-1, A-1 or F1, etc. I didn't even know the T series existed until fairly recently. Contrary to some, I *like* all the bells and whistles on my 1V, so discovering an auto-load, auto-advance, evaluative-metering FD mount camera with a control wheel and everything is fantastic. And fast FD primes are way cheaper than fast EF primes.

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    $100 for a T90 is a great deal. An amazing camera -- totally solid and utterly reliable. Tremendously versatile metering. Runs on 4 AAs (!).

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    Yep...can't wait. Given its older design, does anybody know if it will work with AA NiMH's. The difference between 6V and 4.8V might be a killer. Not sure I'm willing to risk NiZn's (6.8V !).

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    T90's are great. I have 2; in case the magnets get glued again
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    The T90 is a terrible choice. They all, according to the repair tech I just communicated with, eventually experience the EE lockup. I had one. Newly serviced. Regularly used. Locked up. Here's his quote:

    " Yes, these cameras did suffer from this problem shorthly after they were purchased, depending on how long it sat unused or how much it was used.

    Steve"
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    Thanks for every one's input, it is very much appreciated. I don't think ill be going with the any of the T series, I don't like the look or styling. I would prefer to go manual in film cameras, for all the gadgets and features I have a T3i. I don't think ill be getting an F-1 but there are some FTb's on ebay and KEH tht look good, the used departments of adorama and B and H seem to be a bit pricy. I realize they do have a defunct battery system but there are some specialty companies that sell the mercury cell batteries. If I can't afford an FTb, I'll settle with an A series and hope I don't catch the cough.

    So what are the differences between all the A series? is there a reason i should save money and go with the an A series over an FTb?

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    FTb should be cheaper than an A-1
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    I can't recommend the EF, FD body, enough. I think it's the best Canon SLR ever made, ever!... in the history of mankind.

    It literally does everything you could ever want, except the option of interchangeable viewfinders.

    MLU, self timer, mechanical shutter where it counts.. electric where it excels, very high sensitivity meter, double-exposure button, uses common batteries perfectly. Only downside is that it's big and heavy like an FTb or old F-1.

    I got one on eBay with a 50mm 1.4 and 28mm 2.8 for $120.

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    No motor drive though!

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    drat..... good call!

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