Has anyone had their 10D repaired/replaced in Aus?

Discussion in 'Australia Photography' started by Scott Coutts, Jul 24, 2003.

  1. Scott Coutts

    Scott Coutts Guest

    Yup, I'm going in for an arguement on Monday... but I think they will
    just fix it rather than replace it.
    Scott Coutts, Jul 26, 2003
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  2. That has always been the mirror out of alignment that I've ever seen

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    BillP Guest

    Yep, I'd hate to own shares in Canon when they announce a profit warning at
    their next AGM. ;o)

    Seriously though if the problem was there from day dot and it is going to be
    (pessimistically speculating) several weeks to fix, then at the very least a
    loan camera (of equal or better standard) should not be too much to ask for.
    A brand new 10D would be easier for me but a loan of a 1Ds would be nice
    aswell. :eek:P

    BillP, Jul 26, 2003
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    Cameron Guest

    I think you will find that it is not as simple as you say in all instances.
    On some Nikon digital SLR's (I have had it with D1, D1h and now a little
    with a D100 body) it can be caused by the CCD moving out of exact alignment
    making the distance from subject to focussing screen different to distance
    from subject to CCD. When this happens it doesn't matter whether you focus
    manually, use a tripod, autofocus or any other methods, the only way to get
    focus exact is to have a guess at where to focus or maybe shoot everything
    stopped down.

    I have spent a couple of thousand dollars repairing this continuing problem
    over the past 4 years. I have never had it in any film cameras that I have
    owned and used heavily (35mm and 67). Nikon will only admit that it is
    caused by impact damage which is widely regarded as BULLSH*T by many nikon
    dig owners.


    Cameron, Jul 26, 2003
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    auspics Guest

    Nikon's have their own unique problems due in part to Sony sensors being
    used. Let's hope the soon to be released Nikon sensor will make a better
    camera. I personally like Nikons but... (Not my words) If Canon could make
    lenses like Nikon and Nikon could make cameras like Canon, we'd have 2
    brands of perfect cameras!
    auspics, Jul 27, 2003
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    JK Guest

    Which makes me wonder why Canon didn't buy Nikon years ago.
    JK, Jul 27, 2003
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    BillP Guest

    Thanks, so it shouldn't be a hard fix then...or should it?

    BillP, Jul 27, 2003
  8. That certainly seems to be the impression I get as well.

    An example, but only minor, compare the canon manuals that come with
    the cameras.

    I purchased a G2, and also a Coolpix. Manual in Coolpix was goobly
    gook; the Canon clear and legible.

    And I am a Nikon fan from way back!
    Flatulant Dingo, Aug 1, 2003
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