As long as the insipid "command dial" doesn't strip out on you, the Canon EOS 5, aka A2/A2E is pretty dependable and they're cheap to buy used. I've used a couple of these for almost seven years now and they've held up well. The dials on both cameras did fail early on and had to be replaced but, once the repairs were made, they've been very dependable despite being made of lightweight plastic that doesn't inspire confidence. Nice features such as a 5 fps motor, decent autofocus, fairly bright viewfinder, well-placed controls and eye-control focus (which I don't use).