Last week I talked a bit about one of my 35mm film cameras, the Canon EOS 3. Today I will be talking about the Canon EOS IV. I bought this camera just a couple of months ago so I am still learning about all of its features. The Canon EOS IV is very similar to the EOS 3. They are both 35mm cameras; however, the IV is a much newer camera with a better system. I love the focussing system on this camera much better compared to the EOS 3. As I began making a completely switch towards film photography I needed a 35mm camera that was more reliable. In the short time I have owned it, the IV has not disappointed me. At this point I have used it mostly for personal photos. And here are some of them. With the EOS 3 I always had to take extra frames to make sure I had some focussed. With the EOS IV I get most photos perfectly focussed unless there is some sort of movement combined with a slow shutter speed.
I also used it at my last wedding. Having a 35mm camera is really helpful during ceremonies since they tend to be so quick and my Contax only shoots 16 images per roll (at least with the rolls I use). The 35mm allows me to have 36 frames per roll and changing the roll is much quicker. I also get to use my Canon lenses so I am able to zoom in when necessary.
Overall, I love this camera. It is heavier than the EOS 3 but it is worth the extra weight as it is so much more reliable and better built. The shutter is also much quieter. You can get a new one at B&H for about $1,900 or find a used one either on KEH or Ebay.