I used to shoot with 2 EOS 3 bodies when I regularly shot film. It was a great camera in its own right, but if I'm going to buy a higher end Canon EOS body I want a 1. I'm spoiled by my 1DmkIII and it's tank-like build.
You should be aware, then, that the EOS 1 and 1N are not built any nicer than the 3. I've had all 3 and the difference between them is limited to a little fake leather on the non-grip side of the 1N. If you want something nicer than the 3, you'll need to shell out for a 1V.
Ah well, that makes sense then I've had the pleasure of shooting with the 1V so I know how nice it is to work with, I've just never had the pleasure of OWNING one . That's not to say I didn't like my EOS 3 bodies. They were very dependable and took a beating with minor injuries. I think though realistically, when I do shoot film, I want to take my time and make the shot count, using FD gear would likely be a better facilitator to this purpose!
I appreciate all the responses though guys! Never hurts to nerd out and talk cameras every now and again
It's going to cost me $125 to repair my T90, which is double what I paid for it in the first place. I'm pretty bummed about it because I didn't even get to enjoy it before having to send it in for repair.
I have some FD lenses that I really quite like at this point, and they work really well on my Micro 4/3 system so I'll probably hang onto it, but I will keep my eyes peeled for a nice 1n or 1v. I know someday I'll find a bargain, but I'm in no rush at this point.