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    After a couple of years shooting film with an old nikon and digital with a canon drebel, I think its time to go for a canon film body so that I don't wind up having to double the lens collection. Does anyone here shoot with a canon film rebel? I've only handled one a couple times and honestly they felt cheap and light, is the elan a better bet, and how much functionality would I really be giving up by choosing a rebel over the elan or gaining choosing the elan over the rebel?

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    I had (still have but have not used in a long time) an Elan 7e that I liked alot. I moved up to an EOS3, which I cannot recommend highly enough. I have no experience with the Rebel so cannot compare it to the Elan, but I think you get some extra things like a stop down button on the elan that is missing on the Reb. Maybe a few more shooting modes too.


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    Thank you for the reply. Somehow I thought one of the rebels had a stop down button, but that would be an extremely nice feature. Does your elan have miror lock up? Also, any advice about a macro lens or which one would be appreciated. I'm looking at the 100mm version but would also consider some of the 3rd party lenses if they are up to snuff.

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    I have a Rebel 2000--rather, my wife now has it since I don't use it anymore. It's not a bad camera but I'd definitely consider it a backup instead of a primary. In my opinion, the main shortcoming of the Rebels--digital and film--is the use of mirror prisms instead of glass prisms. Real prisms make for brighter viewfinders.

    I would recommend a used Canon. The A2/A2E/EOS 5 models are dependable, lightweight bodies with excellent features. They do have a documented problem with the command dial breaking, however. Also, right now you can get an EOS 1n pretty cheap. It's a full-featured pro model. For a plastic skinned camera, it's heavy, rugged and dependable. I've not used any of the Elan models but I haven't heard anything bad about them either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lee Shively View Post
    I have a Rebel 2000--rather, my wife now has it since I don't use it anymore. It's not a bad camera but I'd definitely consider it a backup instead of a primary. In my opinion, the main shortcoming of the Rebels--digital and film--is the use of mirror prisms instead of glass prisms. Real prisms make for brighter viewfinders.

    I would recommend a used Canon. The A2/A2E/EOS 5 models are dependable, lightweight bodies with excellent features. They do have a documented problem with the command dial breaking, however. Also, right now you can get an EOS 1n pretty cheap. It's a full-featured pro model. For a plastic skinned camera, it's heavy, rugged and dependable. I've not used any of the Elan models but I haven't heard anything bad about them either.

    Thank you for the advice.

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    www.keh.com - check their Canon auto focus selection - anything you want from $125 (Elan 7e) to $290-350 for an EOS 3 to $450 for the 1n.

    Their 'excellent' grade is, in my experience, close to new and better than almost anything you find on Ebay.

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    I have both the Elan 7N and also the EOS 3, and I started digital photography back when the first Digital Rebel or 300D was introduced. The Elan 7N feels like the 10/20D, while the EOS 3 feels more like a professional camera aka the 1D-series cameras.

    I'd go for an Elan 7-series camera over the film Rebel, since it feels much better in my hands. But if you don't mind spending an extra $100-150, I highly recommend going with at least an EOS 3, and if money is no problem, the 1V is a great buy too.

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    I own the EOS 5, and the EOS 3. The 3 is far better built, and is far more advanced, which is a moot point because I switch off most of the automation. What the 5 has on the 3 is lack of shutter noise. The 5 is as quiet as a mouse while the 3 sounds like a gun going off by comparison. Well, I exaggerate, but not by much!

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    I have an Elan 7n and I've never wanted it to do something it couldn't. (If I shot sports, I'd probably want a higher frame rate, but I don't.)

    I'm not familiar with the third party lens situation, but I have the 100mm/2.8 macro and am very satisfied with it (one of the only Canon EOS lenses I really like out of the five I own (I got spoiled by starting out shooting rangefinder primes)).

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    If you're going to use a lot of flash, and would prefer Canon's latest flash-system, you'd be better off going with the Elan 7N-series SLRs, since they have ETTL-II, while the 1V and 3 have only ETTL. It doesn't make much of a difference to me, since I only use flash on approx. 5% when I shoot film.

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