So I added a Canon EOS 1N to my collection which, having been pared down, is once again veering out of control.

I have some lucid reasons for adding this one to my bag, (there are usually a few). As I do more film photography commercially for Shoot Rewind a back-up body isn’t a bad thing, plus I could use one for monochrome and the other for colour, like the backs for my Hasselblad.

Other justifications include the fact that it was cheap, that at the very least it fits all of my EF glass, and could double as a serviceable hammer.

The weekend saw a chance to play with it in Devon, to knock out a roll and check that it works. (One of my previous film body purchases had a faulty light curtain, which became apparent when I got 4 frames back from a roll of 36). I took a 24 & 50mm lens, some filters and put a roll of Portra through it.

The mantra now has to remain ‘no more cameras’, although we know how that goes…

I was also glad to find that the GR-E2 grip from my EOS 3 fits it, making it a bit smaller, much lighter, and generally more wieldy. Just need to find a GR-E2 from somewhere at some point to save switching the grip between cameras…