|Canon EOS 630 35mm SLR Film Camera Body Only.|
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|The Canon EOS 630 Film Camera is an extremely fast, focus film camera. The Canon EOS 630 Film Camera can focus twice as fast as the other earlier Canon EOS series cameras. The Canon EOS 630 Film Camera features a focus prediction function which automatically predicts the position of a fast moving object. The metal body of the Canon EOS 630 Film Camera helps to steady the shot. Unlike many Canon EOS series cameras, the Canon EOS 630 allows the user to work with the camera as per their preference by altering up to seven functions. An important feature is the Intelligent Program AE with Variable Program Shift. The photographer can create anything from shallow-focus -zone portraits to blurred-motion shot with the Intelligent Program AE with Variable Program Shift.|
|Model||EOS 630 Body Only|
|Lens Mount||Canon EF|
|Focus Type||Auto & Manual|
|Shutter Speed||30 to 1/2000 sec|
Average review score based on 13 user reviews
With EOS 6xx series Canon made its serious entry to professional SLR market. 650 was the first of these series and followed by 620. 630 makes the best of the 6xx series, combines the best features of its predecessor's into one. Its AF, which combines the best features from 620 and 650, was very fast for its time even today.
This camera is a notch above the EOS 620 with faster AF speed. Like the EOS 620, the 630 QD has autobracketing up to ±5 stops (1/2-stop increments), maximum of 9 multiple exposures, 6-zone evaluative metering, and 6.5% partial metering at the center.
In the AI Servo AF mode, the maximum shooting speed is 2.5 fps. In the One-Shot AF mode, the maximum is 5 fps. The body came in black or metallic gray. The price was the same for both colors.
I also have a Canon Rebel TI, it is small and easy but I do not like its plastic feel and durability. Therefore, I bought this camera as an alternative to that. I user them interchanging. I should say 630 is terrific. It is reliable, fast, and feature full for main photography needs. The only thing I am kind of a little bit unhappy is the AF performance at low light, it can go to +1 EV, where as rebel TI can go down to -1 EV. Plus, there is no exposure scale and metering in Manual Mode. But for its age etc, it is great bargain and a adventure.
The greatest flaw of this camera is lights seals close to shutter decays and become greasy after years. This creates a sticky shutter. Therefore shutter blades needs to be cleaned and sometimes maintained. I cleaned mine about 1 1/2 years ago and there is still no further grease sign. Be careful with the blades while cleaning because you can can crack them very easily. If you are not sure about yourself take it to a professional, it should not be a expensive job.
Canon achieved great mainstream success with their A series manual focus models but they were jealous that the world accepted Nikon as the serious advanced or pro camera models. They scrapped the A series and the EOS was born starting with the 650. A more advanced version was added in the 620. Then a serious advanced/pro model the 630 was added. The EOS 1 is totally based on the 630, the 630 just evolved into the EOS 1. It's not just a camera in the sense of mass marketing effort. The EOS 630 is a very important model for Canon and the evolving of Canon as a leader in craftsmanship of superior quality in the advanced and pro markets. The EOS 650 was a plain jane general use model, in 1987 and as a result the 630 was born. The historical significance of the successful 630 led to the EOS 1 and then the EOS DCS 3 venture in digital cameras, to the very first DSLR by Canon in the D30 in 2000. The 620 was the first advancement of the EOS line, but the 630 was the first serious advancement that led Canon to where they are now, it opened the door to put Canon on or above (depends on your preference) Nikon in the serious advanced and pro fields. The EOS 630 is not just another camera, it is the branching forward with a combined success in operation and function and successful marketing for Canon in the advanced field.
It is a serious camera, sure when it was created certain things did not exist so it lacks things that the EOS 1 and other later models have. The point is when it was designed it was designed for the serious advanced user and yet it allowed the slightly above average user to be a part as well.
Like all used cameras, wear and tear, cosmetic condition, use, and functional condition are key to having one that will work properly for you today. Coupled with a superior quality Canon lens, like a L model version for instance a 630 will produce some vivid and spectacular slides for any user who wants to utilize the capabilities this model offers in an AF type SLR. By no means is a 630 a typical camera, outdated, or even run-of-the-mill it is a serious model with historical significance to boot.
The Canon EOS 630 is a great film SLR camera, the latest from the 600-series film cameras. It's rugged and built well. However, it can be a little complicated to use (especially without a manual) and you won't be able to use some of the advanced features without a manual or reference. This camera also suffers from the "sticky shutter" problem. Canon built the shutter with a foam brake pad but the problem is these pads deteriorate with time into a goopy mess. This goo can coat the shutter and jam it. It is manageable, but an annoying aspect of the camera; since these cameras are old, you'll probably encounter this problem unless your shutter has been refurbished.
I like the fact that th graphics are way better than dslr(snap shot which has to be rework with photoshop to clear defects). Slr cameras are for the pros and for people really interested in photography including the end product. The SLR will outlast and far better built quality than any DSLR on the market today without the digital stuff. will last 25 years or more unlike a dslr that cannot surpass 3400 or less actuations before the camera start acting up. SLR has no sensors to clean and you save alot of time and money on cleaning products much less the hassle of having to pay 80.00 to get a sensors clean.only dislike is that it did not have a built in flash. All eos built cameras are great and worth getting.far less expensive to repair.
I kind of bought this on a whim. I've been shooting digital photography for awhile now, and was curious about film, and this was a very reasonable price. It's an older model produced from 1989-1991, but it does have a digital display and metering which is very helpful, and the EF lenses from my digital rig work with this body. That combined with the price was the reason I chose this camera.
For starters, it's a really chunky bit of kit, much heavier than my digital body and really solid feeling. The grip isn't the most ergonomic, but I haven't had any problems taking pictures with it. I had to download the manual from the internet, but it was pretty easy to figure out how everything worked, and it was exciting to learn about techniques that just aren't possible with digital cameras (though some can be replicated in Photoshop).
The main thing is that the picture quality is fantastic. Color photographs are sharper with better color reproduction than my digital camera, and the full 35mm frame makes a big difference compared to the APS-C sensor on my digital SLR. If you're interested in shooting film and already have a Canon EF lens or two, I'd definitely recommend this camera. You can probably find it for under $50 (body only).