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    Canon EOS 3,1v, or 1n?

    I am now in the market for an EOS film camera, and I am wondering which of the EOS 3,1v or 1n could be the best pick. I am looking for great AF (a bit tired of always focusing manually). Weather sealing is also a plus because I usually shoot where there are sprays from the sea or dust being kicked around. Weight does not matter.

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    1V, simply the best.
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    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

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    Not sure how you could recommend the 3...

    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
    The original post specifically mentioned sea spray and sand as primary shooting environments. The 3 might be cheaper and lighter but isn't sealed like the 1V, and again, the original post mentioned weight was not a factor.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wolfeye View Post
    The original post specifically mentioned sea spray and sand as primary shooting environments. The 3 might be cheaper and lighter but isn't sealed like the 1V, and again, the original post mentioned weight was not a factor.
    Had mine out in the rain. It's pretty capable of dealing with those things.

    Not to mention, you can buy 3 3's before you're coming close to the price of a 1V.

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    +1 for the EOS 3. Put on the booster and you have 9 frames a second

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    Quote Originally Posted by delthedog View Post
    +1 for the EOS 3. Put on the booster and you have 9 frames a second
    I though it did 6. I could be wrong. Love my EOS 3 with the booster. Have an EOS 7e as well, but LOVE my EOS 3.

    I can't see spending the money on a 1v and if I want steller AF performance, I pull out my 50d. But the EOS 3 does a good job.

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    Sea spray? The 1V may be the best weather sealed of the 3 but don't take any camera into sea spray! Salt water ruins everything electronic. I'd take an old manual camera and lens, something cheap and replaceable like manual focus FD gear, a TX or FTb that only uses battery for meter. That way there is little to be ruined by salt water and if it is ruined it is easily re-bought.

    Also remember that you must use a sealed L lens (usually with front filter) to finish the sealing. Otherwise, water can in through the lens and its mount. The lenses with a rubber seal at the mount are sealed (also sealed under all focus/zoom rings and switches).

    Of the three, I have an EOS 1N RS but as I said I take my old FD gear for sea shores.
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    EOS 3 is 7 fps with PB-E3 according to the camera museum. 1N RS and 1V are 10 fps which are the fastest EOS cameras.
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    The 1V needs the stupid NiCad battery for 10 fps. With 8 AAs, you only get 6 fps I think. Though there is some way to jimmy it with rechargeable AA or lithium AA batteries to get 10 fps...

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