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Reviving an Eos 3

Discussion in 'Canon Conflab' started by Malcolm_Stewart, Feb 4, 2018.

  1. Malcolm_Stewart

    Malcolm_Stewart Well-Known Member

    I bought my Eos 3 around 2000 when Canon were offering a 550EX flash as part of a package with an EF 28-135 zoom. Unfortunately it didn't get much use as digital was arriving, and I bought a 10D in 2003. Once I bought an Eos 5D the zoom was sold fairly quickly, and replaced with the better performing EF 28-105 Mk II.

    I attempted to revive it yesterday, and the first two 2CR5s registered "bc", but the third 2CR5 had enough power to get it working again. What a wonderful sound! I'm hoping that my daughter will make good use of it at a family funeral, and get some snaps which hopefully will stand the test of time. It will be heavier than her Eos 1200D, but at least the major controls should be fairly familiar to her. I expect to use my Leica M6 loaded with HP5+, or TriX.
  2. nimbus

    nimbus Well-Known Member

    They are very loud, I had a pair of them, perhaps a little too intrusive in the circumstances though?
  3. Malcolm_Stewart

    Malcolm_Stewart Well-Known Member

    That's quite a consideration - perhaps my daughter could try using my Retina IIIC, but I doubt if I could teach her the basics in the short time available to us. I've got an Eos 602, and perhaps that will be quieter. We won't be taking snaps during the service, but at a wake afterwards - if there is one.
  4. Malcolm_Stewart

    Malcolm_Stewart Well-Known Member

    It's now a few days since the funeral. My daughter's work schedule meant that she couldn't attend, and I took no photos of any of the family or guests.

    I'll give my Eos 3 an outing where its distinctive noise doesn't matter - the London Marathon, perhaps.
  5. Roger_Provins

    Roger_Provins Well-Known Member

    Reminds me of my Sony a900 (aka the last Minolta as it looks very like what a digital Minolta 7 would have looked like had the company not folded). There's absolutely no doubt that a photo has been taken when the shutter button is pressed on this beast. Loud enough to wake the dead!
  6. Andrew Flannigan

    Andrew Flannigan Well-Known Member

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