Canon's can't hack bad weather

Discussion in 'Canon' started by RichA, Feb 9, 2009.

  1. RichA

    RichA Guest

    I'm sure we all remember the reports of Canon failure (pro Canons, not
    the 5D II) during this fellow's last trip "down under." People having
    to use back up Leica's, old Nikon's just to get some shots.
    Second trip to the Antarctic for this guy where Canon's just couldn't
    stand up to even modest weather. I've exposed all kinds of cameras
    (Olympus, Pentax, Nikon) to rain, cold, etc, and have never had a
    failure. Canon apparently stinks for this.

    http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1021&message=30920741
     
    RichA, Feb 9, 2009
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  2. RichA

    DanP Guest

    On Feb 9, 1:23 am, RichA <> wrote:
    > I'm sure we all remember the reports of Canon failure (pro Canons, not
    > the 5D II) during this fellow's last trip "down under."  People having
    > to use back up Leica's, old Nikon's just to get some shots.
    > Second trip to the Antarctic for this guy where Canon's just couldn't
    > stand up to even modest weather.  I've exposed all kinds of cameras
    > (Olympus, Pentax, Nikon) to rain, cold, etc, and have never had a
    > failure. Canon apparently stinks for this.
    >
    > http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1021&message=30920741


    obviously this is a stab at chdk.

    this hack is intended to give functionality to lower end canon cameras
    and is not ported for the canon slr models.

    it seems the more expensive canon models dont perform in arctic
    conditions.

    that is fine with me a and a bunch of other people who dont want to
    invest in expensive equipment or take a holiday in antarctica.

    therefore the "hack" in your topic title makes no sense. move on,
    finding joy in peoples misfortunes is a sad thing.
     
    DanP, Feb 9, 2009
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  3. RichA

    D-Mac Guest

    "DanP" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    On Feb 9, 1:23 am, RichA <> wrote:
    > I'm sure we all remember the reports of Canon failure (pro Canons, not
    > the 5D II) during this fellow's last trip "down under." People having
    > to use back up Leica's, old Nikon's just to get some shots.
    > Second trip to the Antarctic for this guy where Canon's just couldn't
    > stand up to even modest weather. I've exposed all kinds of cameras
    > (Olympus, Pentax, Nikon) to rain, cold, etc, and have never had a
    > failure. Canon apparently stinks for this.
    >
    > http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1021&message=30920741


    obviously this is a stab at chdk.

    this hack is intended to give functionality to lower end canon cameras
    and is not ported for the canon slr models.

    it seems the more expensive canon models dont perform in arctic
    conditions.

    that is fine with me a and a bunch of other people who dont want to
    invest in expensive equipment or take a holiday in antarctica.

    therefore the "hack" in your topic title makes no sense. move on,
    finding joy in peoples misfortunes is a sad thing.

    --------------------------
    Canon cameras (5D included) are prone to failure in conditions other brand
    DSLRs don't seem to mind. I had the mirror fall out of mine twice. They were
    glued in place with sub standard superglue. One of mine also died from over
    exposure to moisture (87% humidity). So much for the recommendation you let
    the things acclimatize when you take them from air conditioning out to the
    environment!

    I see in the specs for the 5D II that the mirror is now screwed in place and
    there is some minimal "weather sealing" on them. IMO this is far too little
    far too late. I had such a bad experience with camera reliability when I
    used Canon cameras , I dumped nearly $15k when I changed over to Fuji/Nikon
    and think it was one of my better investments.

    The Nikon and Fujifilm cameras are (so far) more reliable and all focus
    sharply out of the box. The Nikon speedlite system is accurate although not
    really a professional system due to their overheating problems but at least
    they can be used to light scenes effectively.

    Of the 16 Canon SLR/DSLRs I've had, only a lone 40D did not have to go in
    for "back focus" adjustments and none of them focused identically with
    different "L" series lenses. I probably spent more money on maintenance
    (read repairs) in an 8 year period of DSLR ownership than I spent on cameras
    in the previous 20 years.

    --
    D-Mac.info
     
    D-Mac, Feb 9, 2009
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  4. RichA

    Paul J Gans Guest

    In rec.photo.digital.slr-systems DanP <> wrote:

    >it seems the more expensive canon models dont perform in arctic
    >conditions.


    I dunno. My 300D and associated lenses all performed excellently
    in the Arctic. No trouble at all.

    --
    --- Paul J. Gans
     
    Paul J Gans, Feb 11, 2009
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  5. RichA

    Bob G Guest

    On Feb 8, 7:23 pm, RichA <> wrote:
    > I'm sure we all remember the reports of Canon failure (pro Canons, not
    > the 5D II) during this fellow's last trip "down under."  People having
    > to use back up Leica's, old Nikon's just to get some shots.
    > Second trip to the Antarctic for this guy where Canon's just couldn't
    > stand up to even modest weather.  I've exposed all kinds of cameras
    > (Olympus, Pentax, Nikon) to rain, cold, etc, and have never had a
    > failure. Canon apparently stinks for this.
    >
    > http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1021&message=30920741


    Canons Leicas Nikons
     
    Bob G, Feb 11, 2009
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