More pathetic Canon Q/A problems

Discussion in 'Canon' started by RichA, Feb 11, 2009.

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    RichA Guest

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    dwight Guest

    dwight, Feb 11, 2009
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    D-Mac Guest

    Three things.
    Three weeks to fix the problem.
    Another two weeks to fix the resulting alteration to the back focus the
    repair caused.
    Only to discover the 40D bought to "fill in" whilst the 5Ds were being
    fixed, cooked it's flash capacitor and died a horrible death.

    Only 14 dats to replace it. Then another 3 weeks to re-adjust the back focus
    to it averages out to 2" focus tollerance at 1 yard distant.

    Canon have a problem with their autofocus system and refuse to change it for
    a one that works.

    I had two cameras with that "rare instance" of mirrors falling out. One of
    the sales people at a leading Canon dealer had the sae mproblem and two
    photographers I came across last year who were using 5Ds also had a "rare
    instance" of mirrors falling out.

    You really do need to aske yourself what Canon's definition of "Rare
    instance" actually is, don't you?

    D-Mac, Feb 11, 2009
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    dwight Guest

    I don't, no. Sounds like you've had an ungodly string of bad luck. I've
    never had a problem with any of my Canon equipment.

    No... I take that back. My S1 did develop the LCD screen zotz, but Canon
    fixed the problem by sending me an S3.

    dwight, Feb 11, 2009
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    D-Mac Guest

    The problem with arguing with a devotee is that they will inevitably try to
    drag you down to their level of ignorance. Canon only make 2 cameras they
    claim are suitable for professional use yet the sell dozens of different
    models otherwise seemingly suited to Pro use.

    I absolutely loved my 5Ds. Canon excluded them from the description of
    "Professional" in Australia and in doing so guaranteed any warranty repairs
    would take weeks, not days. Seemingly in the USA they are happy to settle
    for less reliability as they class 5Ds as "Semi-Pro" cameras there.

    When these cameras worked, they were incredible image takers but like so
    many other photographers who rely on their gear to make a living... I gave
    up on Canon and their bloody minded attitude to warranties and what
    constituted a "professional" camera deciding on what is acceptable in a
    repair and what is done properly.

    I bought Nikon gear and put off my holidays because of the expense of it.
    The quality of my photographs hasn't changed all that much except they are
    lit better when I use a flash. What has changes is the need to sling two
    cameras around my neck, knowing one will probably stop working at some
    critical point of a wedding.

    If I were a lone voice in the woods, I'd seriously look at what I was doing
    wrong. I'm not. The queue is growing for people trying to off-load the Canon
    gear in favour of Nikon stuff. Canon may never recover, even if they do get
    some quality control into their assembly lines.

    The first alternative I bought was a Fuji s5. I now have 2 of these and then
    I bought a D3. I sold that recently when I bought a "fleet" of D90s.
    (Cheaper by the dozen perhaps?). If the D90s took WDR photos like the Fuji,
    they'd be a perfect camera. I guess that will come later. I'll be in line
    for some when it happens.
    D-Mac, Feb 11, 2009
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    dwight Guest

    Devotee. Arguing. Pfeh.

    You gave me your own anecdotal evidence, I gave you mine.

    Which of us is more the devotee, by the way?

    dwight, Feb 11, 2009
  7. Never forget: *my* anecdotal evidence is proof that it's
    always that case, no matter how I mangle the truth in the
    telling (let's ask "D-Mac" about the temperature ranges he
    used the camera in and what the manual says about that!).
    *Your* anecdotal evidence is just an anecdote.

    Wolfgang Weisselberg, Feb 12, 2009
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    dwight Guest

    My point, exactly. My own experiences and opinion hold no weight when
    measured against anyone else's.

    dwight, Feb 12, 2009
  9. Well said! {Some will wonder about the absence of a smiley]
    John McWilliams, Feb 12, 2009
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    Ray Fischer Guest

    Still the hardware bigot, troll?

    Is that why you ignore Nikon problems?
    Ray Fischer, Feb 13, 2009
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    Ray Fischer Guest

    Good thing that neither you nor Rich ever would do anything like that.

    Ray Fischer, Feb 13, 2009
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