Hmm......before I read this thread I was really getting close to buying a 10D. Now I think I should put it off until we see an end to this focusing issue.
It appears to me that this is a wide speaded issue. I am quite disappointed at Canon for not issuing a statement to either admit or dismiss it. This is what is said at luminous-landscapes.com:
In the few days since the above was first published I have received a huge amount of mail from readers who claim that the 10D focus issue is much worse than what I have written would lead one to believe. Many of these e-mails are from people who claim to be professional photographers with extensive experience, rather than the newbies who fret unnecessarily over what they read on web forums.
Given the shear number of such e-mails I have no reason to doubt them, or their concerns. This of course raises the specter of a cover up by Canon. Given that Canon in the U.S. has not made any official statement on this issue, and that there are now a large number of apparently knowledgeable and honest photographers who are seeing this problem, one can only conclude that there is more here than meets the eye.
An open request to Canon Â¡Âª tell us what's going on! If there is a problem, let us know what it is and what steps are being taken to remedy it. If there isn't a problem, or if it's as minor as some Canon representatives are telling us it is, then provide us with the reassurances needed to rebuild confidence in this product and your company. At the moment, and until something is said publically on this matter, both remain in doubt.
I suggest all of you who have problem with autofocusing write to your state's attorney general's office. Usually you can find the email address for consumer complaint on the state's website. The state attorney general will forward your complaint to Canon, and Canon is obliged to contact you, provide a solution satisfying to both parties, and report back to the state attorney general in order to have the case closed. Sometimes the state needs a person's name to complain against. In this case I think Canon USA's president and CEO Kinya Uchida would serve the purpose well.
I believe with sufficient amount of complaints to the state attorney general, we can force Canon to make a public statement to admit the problem or even a recall.