It's mild sea spray at the best. Thanks for the insight, it's very helpful. If the EOS 3's AF is the same or nearly as good as the 1v, then I am willing to sacrifice the additional weather sealing. Also I will go for the EOS 3 if the price difference between it and 1v is very high. What is the normal price of a 1v and EOS 3? I looked at keh.com (as there are none for sale here) and saw that the 1v goes for $800 and the EOS 3 for $350ish, and I was shocked.