Canon EOS 630 April 1989 Kadlubek Nr. CAN 1310 This is actually a continuation of a series of posts I have been making on historic EOS film cameras. EOS 650 http://www.photo.net/canon-eos-digital-camera-forum/00Vlot EOS 620 http://www.photo.net/canon-eos-digital-camera-forum/00Vv2v EOS 630 this post here on modern film cameras EOS-1 http://www.photo.net/canon-eos-digital-camera-forum/00WvBD EOS 10S http://www.photo.net/canon-eos-digital-camera-forum/00WxgJ EOS 700 http://www.photo.net/canon-eos-digital-camera-forum/00Wn8K EOS 5 =A2e http://www.photo.net/canon-eos-digital-camera-forum/00Wrxy EOS-3 http://www.photo.net/canon-eos-digital-camera-forum/00WyuM Earlier, the only home for such a place was on the Canon EOS forum, where I have to say, I was made quite welcome, even by the digital shooters. However, now that there is this forum, I am continuing here. The Canon EOS 630 was the fifth EOS camera Release date Model (US) Model (Europe/International) Model (Japan) Mar-87 EOS 650 EOS 650 EOS 650 May-87 EOS 620 EOS 620 EOS 620 Oct-88 EOS 750 EOS 750 EOS 750 Oct-88 EOS 850 EOS 850 EOS 850 Apr-89 EOS 630 EOS 600 EOS 630 QD Canon says it pretty much on their museum site ( http://www.canon.com/camera-museum/camera/film/data/1986-1990/1989_eos630_qd.html?lang=us&categ=crn&page=1986-1990 ) 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. Specific data on the specifications are listed at ( http://www.canon.com/camera-museum/camera/film/data/1986-1990/1989_eos630_qd.html?lang=us&categ=crn&page=1986-1990&p=2 ). Actually, somewhere or other, I had run across some fairly superlative description of what a great leap forward the EOS 630 was, Intoxicated by this heavy miasma, I got a 630 on eBay for the sort of usual price of these older EOS cameras. These things typically run in the tens of dollars; this particular example in exception condition was US $20.16 plus postage for the body. It had the nice Quartz Date E interchangeable back that worked on many of the early EOS cameras. In this case, the battery for it had died, so the pictures below show no date stamp. It's not that I was disappointed in this camera, exactly, but from a shooting view point, it is really a rather incremental improvement on the EOS 620. I used with a series of different older and newer EOS EF lenses, and frankly did not see the increase in focus speed claimed, but for my kind of shooting even the EOS 650 was adequate, so this was no problem. Although I had shot about a half a roll of film (Walgreens [probably Fuji] 200) with in a day or so of getting it, various things interposed themselves so getting through the last of the roll took me until now. Hence, the widely different enviroments in the pictures.