Quote Originally Posted by gnashings
Joe - 30 sec! Wow! This thing seems to be a tank, too! And thanks for more info on the batt. situation - it did give me a bit of a pause at first, but the feedback I got from you and others really put me at ease. I bet if we keep this thread running, someone will chime in a with a story of how they used an EF as a blunt weapon or a wheel chock (and then kept on taking pictures)!
Well everyone had already pointed out all the other pros... It does have...

30s, 15s, 8s, 4s, 2s, 1s, B, 2, 4, 8, 15, 30, 50, 125X, 250, 500, 1000

Pc socket and hot shoe
A great meter! (I've never had problems)
Mirror lockup
Self timer
Multiple exposure control
Exposure lock
Shutter Priority
Heavy duty construction

Basically it's an F1 without the motor or the changable viewfinder

I love my EFs... They've served me well for over 10 years now and I bought them both used.

Good luck and have fun with your new cameras!