Olympus was right: The value of good adhesives. Canon, Canon, Canon...

Discussion in 'Olympus' started by RichA, Oct 7, 2007.

  1. RichA

    RichA Guest

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  2. Err, Olympus only claimed they used "special adhesive" on the AF block.

    How would that stop the mirror coming off either Oly or Canon cameras?

    Don't tell me, Oswald didn't shoot JFK, Elvis is still alive and working
    on Vegas East Side, and Diana was pregnant!

    Sure, Canon cut some corners with the 5D to get FF into a marketable
    price range, but what the **** does that have to do with your kooky DNA?
     
    Kennedy McEwen, Oct 7, 2007
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    Celcius, Oct 7, 2007
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    Bill Guest

    Sure, he's POSITIVE that Canon sucks.

    Bill :0)
     
    Bill, Oct 8, 2007
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    RichA Guest

    Canon probably switched (like GM did) from expensive synthetic
    adhesives to animal glues to save $0.0001 on the cost of each 5D.
    Looks like the old horse's hooves don't quite cut the mustard.
     
    RichA, Oct 8, 2007
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    "Cut corners?" The camera cost $3500 when it debuted. Pretty sad when
    you consider a Canon F1 (FAR better built) used to cost about $1700.00.
     
    RichA, Oct 8, 2007
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    "Cut corners?" The camera cost $3500 when it debuted. Pretty sad when
    you consider a Canon F1 (FAR better built) used to cost about $1700.00.[/QUOTE]

    it was basically a cut down version of an $8000 camera, so yes, they
    'cut corners.'
     
    Guest, Oct 8, 2007
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  8. RichA

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    Rubbish. It was a 20D with a FF processor. It has little physically
    in common with the 1DsMkI or II except for it's FF processor.
     
    RichA, Oct 8, 2007
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    and the full frame sensor is what costs a lot.
     
    Guest, Oct 8, 2007
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    RichA, Oct 8, 2007
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    RichA, Oct 8, 2007
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    Alan Browne, Oct 8, 2007
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  13. How many MPix did the F1 have again? Does it take CF cards
    or SDs? I cannot remember ...

    -Wolfgang
     
    Wolfgang Weisselberg, Oct 8, 2007
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    TRoss Guest



    OMG!!!!! What crap quality control!!! There is no excuse for shipping
    a limited number of cameras with a light leak that appears under
    specific shooting conditions. It should be offered on ALL cameras and
    uner EVERY shooting condition!!! You really have to question the
    ethics of a company that would stoop to diminish the problem by
    promising to repair the cameras at no charge!!!

    Of course, this is a crap made in China crap plastic P&S with a crap
    small sensor and in-lens image stabilization, there is no way to clean
    the sensor, and it does not have a sealed body. (How can you offer an
    Aquarium Mode on a camera that does not have a waterproof body??!!?).
    And since it's impossible to mount the legendary Noct Nikkor to the
    body, the camera is pretty much useless for wide angle photography.


    Oh, and it costs too much in Canada!!!


    TR (!!!)
     
    TRoss, Oct 8, 2007
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  15. Thanks for resolving that, I can now see the connection with your DNA:
    Horse's hooves : horse's ass.
     
    Kennedy McEwen, Oct 8, 2007
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  16. Actually it uses the SAME processor as the 20D: the Digic-II.

    It has a larger sensor (FF), a larger viewfinder (FF), a larger
    pentaprism (FF), larger display (2.5" 230kpix) and, most significantly
    in this context, a larger MIRROR. It lacks the 20D's built in flash.

    Yes, it does look similar to the 20D in photos without any scale, which
    is as close as you have ever got to it. In front of your eyes and in
    your hand they look and feel completely different.

    In common with the 1DsMkII it has the same processor, the same mirror
    size, the same pentaprism size, the same display size (err its actually
    a bigger display than the 1Ds!) and the same sensor format. It lacks
    the 1Ds's built in vertical grip.

    Yes, it has a lot more in common with the 1DsMkII.
     
    Kennedy McEwen, Oct 8, 2007
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    Bill Guest

    Yeah, and how about Sony with defective sensors and exploding
    batteries (not to mention rootkits), Apple with melting laptops,
    Microsoft with faulty operating systems and just about any other
    company that you can name nowadays.

    Customer satisfaction and pride in product used to mean something, but
    since survey after survey shows that PRICE is the number one concern,
    you can kiss those qualities goodbye.

    Bill
     
    Bill, Oct 8, 2007
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    Then the 1DsMkII must have the worst build quality of any pro DSLR.
     
    RichA, Oct 8, 2007
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    Bates Guest

    It used a special type of WORM (Write Once Read Many) memory. It was
    actually analog and came in a strange cylindrical (roughly) shaped
    container to protect it.
     
    Bates, Oct 9, 2007
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    RichA Guest

    True, people are cheap.
    And yet some companies have managed to avoid the problems. What IS
    their secret?
     
    RichA, Oct 9, 2007
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