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You're probably going to find the eye control useless. I shot with 2 EOS 3's when I first got into pro photography for several years. They're nice cameras, but I highly recommend putting the split image focus screen in it as soon as you get it. You can still do auto focus, but you get a very nice visual confirmation that you achieved proper focus. I have those in all 3 of my 1V's and couldn't be without it, especially when shooting extremely narrow dof field with my primes. I'm not going to get into the virtues of each camera anymore since you made your purchase except to say Canon does not support any film camera aside from the 1V (and I just got word from CPS that they don't know how much longer that will be the case, either). Regardless, you can buy 3 EOS 3's for the price of 1 1V so that doesn't really matter. But regarding the sound of the 3, it's arguably one of the coolest sounding cameras ever made. It's just really bad for being invisible.
As for film, as Joshua states the sky's the limit to a point with film stocks, but I'll add to that you'll get quite different results from every lab you send it to, so aside from using film you like, it is a necessity to have a good lab. I've done tests at a lot of different labs and the results are astoundingly different, especially because I know film stock so well after scanning my own for 2 years. For color film I highly recommend you try Portra 400. It's probably the most versatile color film stock ever made and can take a lot of abuse from slight underexposure without pushing to overexposure by 8-9 stops and you'll get a perfectly usable image. Fuji 400H is also nice but far less forgiving. For throw away films Kodak Gold 200 and 400 are great. B&W is highly subjective and stocks are being eroded but each one gives quite different looks. It's hard to beat Tri-X or P3200.
Depth of Feel wrote:
Joshua, it's been your posts that have inspired me the most in this thread. Not to mention the beautiful work on your site.
But, the internet in general disagrees with you about the 1n over the 3. 1n's are going for about $150+ depending on condition. So I pulled the trigger on an eos 3 which I found on ebay for $159 shipped in "excellent" condition. I know I'm going to hate that shutter sound, but I'm kind of excited to play with the eye control. After being spoiled by my 5d3 AF, I think I want the...Show more →