Canon 40D falls apart after delivery ?

Discussion in 'Canon' started by Focus, Jun 1, 2008.

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    Focus Guest

    Focus, Jun 1, 2008
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    Ray Fischer Guest

    So what?
    And we're sure you'll find some new camera to blame for your
    Ray Fischer, Jun 1, 2008
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    Focus Guest

    Let me spell that for you: C-A-N-O-N
    Focus, Jun 1, 2008
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    Ray Fischer Guest

    It's a poor craftsman who blames his tools.
    Ray Fischer, Jun 1, 2008
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    Focus Guest

    It's a poor idiot who doesn't understand the difference between using a tool
    and not being able to use a tool...
    Focus, Jun 1, 2008
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    TRoss Guest

    If your gallery is any
    indication, I'd put you in the not-being-able-to-use-a-tool group.

    TRoss, Jun 1, 2008
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    Focus Guest

    Just show your better photos... or shut up.
    Focus, Jun 1, 2008
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    Marutchi Guest

    A couple out of how many sold?
    What are the odds that other brands/models have the same statitistics?

    I'm always at a total loss as to why people get so brandcentric, they have
    to slag off on other brands. For all intents and purposes, most cameras in
    each range are much and much the same, else there'd be only one brand that

    For what it is worth, I recently did a quick trip through Europe and the UK,
    weather conditions ranged from cold to freezing snow and it rained the whole
    time I was over there. However my 40D didn't falter. Does that mean I think
    the 40D is the bee's knees...well I guess so, but then I'm not so closed
    minded that I think that Canon is "the" only brand to buy.
    I find it rather amusing to read the garbage some of you brand fanatics
    write, such tiny closed minds that think a brand name makes you a better
    photographer, is just too funny for words.
    Marutchi, Jun 1, 2008
  9. How terrible! Shocking!! Several (3?) people out of how many had a
    problem? Totally unacceptable!

    Just for fun consider looking at the current Consumer Reports. Based on
    over 200,000 owners it reported that for Digital SLR's Cannon and Olympus
    cameras had a 4% rate requiring repairs. Fuji 5% and Nikon 7%.

    While I would be among the first to suggest that those figures are not
    perfect, I would have to suggest that they are significant and that they are
    likely the best available.

    In short while your problem is no less of a problem for your personally,
    it does not mean much overall to other people.

    Anyone want to take bets on what RichA is going to have to say about
    Joseph Meehan, Jun 1, 2008
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    Ray Fischer Guest

    And you don't know how to use the tool. You can't even manage to avoid
    getting caught in a lie when you post your "examples".

    By the way, Consumer Reports says that Nikon shows s significantly
    higher rate of repairs than does Canon.
    Ray Fischer, Jun 1, 2008
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    Ray Fischer Guest

    Not very good. Consumer Reports shows Canon to be significantly more
    reliable than Nikon.
    Stupid tribalism.
    Ray Fischer, Jun 1, 2008
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    Colin_D Guest

    Hmmm, so in your book, two or three problem cameras are sufficient
    grounds to blacklist them all?

    Try this thread; a 5D smoking a D300. The Nikonians won't like this ...

    Colin D.
    Colin_D, Jun 2, 2008
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    ^Tems^ Guest

    ^Tems^, Jun 2, 2008
  14. Don't read the links you post much, do ya? The bottom line here is the OP
    is an idiot and inexperienced with the equipment he was using. In fairness,
    the 5D is nothing more than a really nice sensor and processing engine
    wrapped in pure shit. This guy in that thread says it best.

    I read your original post here and all the follow ups.
    I am feeling bad for you that you felt out done by the Canon shooter.
    I also feel bad that you felt the D300 was not as good or fast.

    But, please trust me when I tell you that I have made many many other pros
    at wedding receptions feel just like you felt,

    BUT the other way around.

    When they saw my LCD and the sharpness of the pictures and the accuracy of
    the flash shots,

    they left in tears and wanted to trade their Canon cameras.

    Please do not pull the plug on your equipment yet.

    I can use one of my D300's with a SB-800 and smoke all the Canon pros I have
    met at weddings.

    The 5d has a 2.5 inch LCD and a flash sync of 1/200.
    Yes it is full frame and does have a native ISO of 100

    the resolution and quality of a D300 with the SB-800 is very consistantly on
    the mark.

    The 5d with the new 580EX flash is not as accurate and much less consistant.
    The flash system of the Nikon is envied by all others.

    Perhaps your settings were not right, or something was off

    the D300 next to a 5d in the hands of a skilled operator can hold it's own
    and then some.

    Don't be so fast to trade your stuff.

    There are many Canon shooters right now wanting to get their hands on your

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    Rita Berkowitz, Jun 2, 2008
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    l v Guest

    How sad ... comparing cameras produced 2 years apart - well past the
    standard 18 month doubling rule.
    l v, Jun 2, 2008
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    Ray Fischer Guest

    Gee, who else do we know who's like that?

    Ray Fischer, Jun 2, 2008
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    Paul J Gans Guest

    I'm going to wonder why anybody cares?
    Paul J Gans, Jun 2, 2008
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    Focus Guest

    That must be the reason why Nikon users are the most satisfied DSLR owners
    then. LOL!

    And what "lie" are you talking about? Either proof it or shut up.
    Focus, Jun 2, 2008
  19. Why don't you start a moderated group?
    van de Meppelink, Jun 2, 2008
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    Dev/Null Guest

    Err 99 is a general error message, not shutter. It is more normally
    corrected by remounting the lens.
    Dev/Null, Jun 2, 2008
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