Film Cameras | Canon EOS 3

Film Camera | Canon EOS 3 | 35mm

I am super excited to talk a little bit about the film cameras I own. I should start by saying I am honestly not very good at the technical side of things so I will keep things simple, because that’s how I understand them. I am also relatively new when it comes to film so I am very much still learning. Almost 2 years ago a friend of mine convinced me to buy my first film camera, which was the Canon EOS 3. It cost me about $250 on KEH. I bought it and did not touch it for months. I was so intimidated and afraid. So I just let it sit and collect dust. Almost a year later, about a year ago, I took my little camera with me to a maternity shoot. When I got those first scans something in my heart changed and I knew I wanted to pursue film. During the first few sessions I started taking my little EOS 3 and would shoot a couple of photos here and there. Soon, those were the images I was blogging and those were the images that brought joy to my heart.

The Canon EOS 3 is pretty good starting camera. I personally struggled a bit with the focussing, but when it nailed it, it nailed it! However, I have heard from other people who own this camera that their focussing system is amazing, so I might just have a copy that is not as great. The colors are beautiful and it was the perfect starting camera to get familiar with film. Shooting 35mm is significantly less expensive than shooting medium format film. One of my favorite things about this camera too is the fact I could use all of my canon lenses on it, which is a big big plus on my book because I love my lenses. If you want to start shooting or experimenting with film, this is the camera I would recommend.

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  • Michael & Carina - January 9, 2014 - 10:09 am

    This is really informative! Thank you for sharing your insight and your beautiful images with us! Film is the best! <3ReplyCancel

  • Ashley Jennings - January 9, 2014 - 6:44 pm

    You’re tempting me to buy it! I just love the look!

  • Jennifer Hamilton-Wenzel - January 9, 2014 - 10:43 pm

    Thanks for sharing! Thats great to know you can still use the same lenses. ReplyCancel

  • Carolyn Spivak Colbow - January 10, 2014 - 2:40 pm

    I just bought this camera as a step up from a rebel SLR- and am struggling with focus too- any advice?ReplyCancel

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  • Gilles Diaz - April 14, 2014 - 11:32 am

    Wow! that’s an amazing look Valentina, I really like your stile of shooting I have a couple of canon film cameras and your just getting me inspired to go out and shoot with them thanksReplyCancel

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