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    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.

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    The EOS 3 has 45 focus points and also has eye control, which usually works pretty well for me. I bought mine as an 'Ex' on KEH for $275 about 6 months ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chioque View Post
    1v is certainly the best but the best value IMHO is the EOS-3, it can do 90% of what 1v can at a much lower price, though not 100% weather-sealed but lighter
    Exactly.
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    I bought my 1V on ebay a couple years ago with power booster for $550 I think. Look around used on fredmiranda.com or getdpi.com. They pop up periodically. Since they are digital dominated forum, the film cameras can languish a bit and the prices can be a bit lower than elsewhere.

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    oops double post.

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    I will try getdpi. I cannot register at FM. :P

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    +1 for EOS 3.. never failed me for over a decade of usage in the tropical weathers of India..

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    Virtually the same question was asked on photo.net recently.
    In short: the EOS 1v.
    The 1994 EOS 1n has significant disadvantages in AF (only 5 points vs 45) and Speedlite flash compatibility with digital EOS bodies. It does retain the classic Coloni T90 styling, weather sealing and handling of the 1v; both are quieter than the 3. For what I do, the 1n is more than capable. Plus all the EZ flashes are cheaper
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    I have to agree with Selidor, the 1N is still a wonderful camera. I used to work with 2 EOS 3 bodies when I was shooting film full time (along with my medium and large format kits) They were excellent cameras overall and for the most part could withstand quite a bit of use. I loaned one to my roommate for a week and she managed to drop it and knocked the prism out of alignment. Go figure...

    Anyways, since getting out of and now back into film I picked up a 1N w/ PB-E1 and it's been excellent. I don't really use the motor drive on it so I tracked down the BP-E1 battery grip and it got even better. Feels just like my T90 that I miss. I also tracked down the EC-B split screen and it's just wonderful. It's the easiest camera to focus and the 100% viewfinder is fantastic.

    I am perfectly happy with this camera and while I'd like to have the 1V, I honestly wouldn't use half the major features (other than EX flash support and faster AF like my 1D cameras), I just don't shoot 35mm at high speed anymore haha!

    So I'm casting in another vote for the 1N. A hell of a bargain these days.
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    Eye control of EOS 3 is very useful.
    I bought my bargain grade EOS 3 with PB E1 for $150 from KEH.

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