Canon EOS 630

Discussion in 'Canon' started by jriegle, Jan 24, 2004.

  1. jriegle

    jriegle Guest

    My local camera store has an EOS 630 and a 650 (630 w/ 35-80zoom $175, 650
    w/ 50mm/1.8, $200). The cameras look reasonable clean for their age (no
    shine to the plastic from the wear) and seems to function correctly. The
    store gives a 30 day warranty on used items. One thing I noticed on both
    cameras is on the rear face of the shutter blades is just a bit of wear in a
    couple spots from the blades sliding over each other. Possibly a sign of
    high use or common thing with moderately used Canons?

    Hopefully they'll take $100 for the 630 camera without the lens.
    jriegle, Jan 24, 2004
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  2. I noticed on both


    Do not buy those cameras. The 600 series had a problem with the rubber
    packings (don´t know the correct english name for this) that holds the
    shutter. These degenerate and make a greasy/sticky residue that sticks to
    the shutter, and makes the exposure incorrect. To repair this you will need
    to get the shutter changed, and that is expensive. Go look on ebay and find
    something newer...

    Best regards

    René Ernst Nielsen
    René Ernst Nielsen, Jan 24, 2004
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  3. jriegle

    Tony Spadaro Guest

    Shutter problems are death on 600, 700, and 800 series. Beside tat they
    have, along with the 10 and a couple other pre-EOS1 models, a downright
    awful interface.
    Tony Spadaro, Jan 24, 2004
  4. I used to find the EOS 10 interface very easy to use - that's because I
    used a pair exclusively for several years. I'm sure after several years
    of using a 1n I would have spend a few minutes to get used to it again -
    but that just says that it's what you are used to that's easy to use!
    David Littlewood, Jan 25, 2004
  5. jriegle

    jriegle Guest

    Thanks for the tips. Looks like I'll avoid those cameras.

    What about the older Rebels? I'm not too concerned about AF speed, I'm more
    concerned of known problems like the shutter issues mentioned. I need a
    basic film body to use with my digital Rebel since I now have Canon lenses.
    I imagine the original Elan or the Elan II may be a reasonable buy on the
    used market if it does not have issues. Can't shoot slides with the dRebel
    and I don't want to expand my K mount system.
    jriegle, Jan 25, 2004
  6. I imagine the original Elan or the Elan II may be a reasonable buy on the
    Hi John,

    You can find some good deals on the Elan II if you do some digging. I was able
    to find a nice one myself last year on eBay. Now it is my main camera. I love
    the simplicity of it's operation if simplicity is what is needed, but it allows
    alot of creative control too. As far as lenses go, I do notice one thing that
    is quirky. When I mount any Tamron lens, I notice that the auto-focus lags. I
    have not had this problem with any other maker's lens, but I tend to stick to
    Canon lenses anyway. There are quite a few nice Elan II's on eBay now, but make
    sure you ask questions of the seller if you have any. Another good place to
    deal with is KEH Camera Brokers, they have good pricing and are honest in their
    grading of a camera in my experience with them.

    Best To You!

    Barry S. Ephraim, Jan 25, 2004
  7. jriegle

    Tony Spadaro Guest

    I'd either look for a mid to late Rebel - and someone will have the address
    of the Canon Museum so you can see which are which or for the much
    preferable (for me at least) Elan or Elan II. With any older camera look for
    shutter wear - a replacement is going to run 150 dollars minimum. TO check
    for prices of various models take a look at KEH which usually has slightly
    high prices on better than rated equipment. I do most of my used purchasing
    from them
    Tony Spadaro, Jan 25, 2004
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    Adam F Guest

    Main problem is still interface...unless you have heaps of decent Canon
    lenses already try (just try, I didn't say buy) e.g. a Minolta 600si - you
    might be pleasantly surprised. If you prefer switches to knobs the 700si and
    800si are great value too, as is the Pentax PZ-1P. IMHO similarly affordable
    Canons and Nikons are nowhere near as nice to use, and their lenses often
    cost more for no real advantage. If you're looking at the eos 630 you must
    be concerned about value....

    Just My 2c, no need for anyone to get upset.

    Adam F
    Adam F, Jan 25, 2004
  9. I bouight 650's for my kids a few years ago. The shutter stopper problem is
    real, and is a $100 repair. Otherwise I like dthe bodies. I think the prices
    are high though. I would look for $50 - $60 for a 650 body without any
    evidence of the shutter problem (wet spots on the shutter blades, usually left
    side). I would go $125-150 with proof of repair. With evidence of the problem
    forget it, unless it is $25 or less. You cannot repair this by cleaning it.

    Otherwise nice reliable, rugged bodies. Not as fast AF as current, but

    LarryLarry2003, Jan 25, 2004
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    Tony Spadaro Guest

    Actually theMinolta interface has always struck me - and many others as a
    model of how NOT to make a camera. Too busy, too many meaningless bits.
    Tony Spadaro, Jan 25, 2004
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    Joseph Kewfi Guest

    Main problem is still interface...unless you have heaps of decent Canon
    He'll be surprised all right, that a company in the SLR business as long as
    Minolta makes the least intuitive and most illogical interface of all the
    major manufacturers.
    Joseph Kewfi, Jan 25, 2004
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