I'm thinking of getting a new film camera - I have an Ae-1, which is brilliant... but I want to get a better model which will last through tougher use, plus the Ae-1 was my dad's, so I really don't want to break it as a matter of conscience. I got my first digital a while back (650D) so I want to stick with Canon - because of the lenses and other equipment I want to stick with Canon, but cannot get an EOS film camera because of the EF mount - all my lenses/adapters are EF-S, and aren't backward compatible to EF mounts. Plus, I utterly love the weight and feel of the FD lenses.
From what I've read, the New F-1 is one of the best going, and is very durable (and just about affordable). I use my film cameras like P & S, the Canon line are brilliant for just in pockets - whereas I don't like carrying my digital on show because of its size, and slightly for fear of being mugged or something (quite paranoid). Or I was looking at the T90, but that's meant to be similar size to a modern SLR - is there a great improvement there though?
Or does anyone have any other recommends?