Thanks for every one's input, it is very much appreciated. I don't think ill be going with the any of the T series, I don't like the look or styling. I would prefer to go manual in film cameras, for all the gadgets and features I have a T3i. I don't think ill be getting an F-1 but there are some FTb's on ebay and KEH tht look good, the used departments of adorama and B and H seem to be a bit pricy. I realize they do have a defunct battery system but there are some specialty companies that sell the mercury cell batteries. If I can't afford an FTb, I'll settle with an A series and hope I don't catch the cough.
So what are the differences between all the A series? is there a reason i should save money and go with the an A series over an FTb?