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Xti a bust???

 
AlanU
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Feb 29, 2008 10:21 |  #1

Hello all,

I'm very new to the Dslr world and I purchased an Xti around boxing day (aprox 2mth).

My new 580EX II stops communicating intermittently and now the shutter button clicks loud and will NOT do a soft focus.

Is this just me or do other experience the same issues? This is a hobby now but I am taking alot of pictures of my 18mth old daughter and now I'll be out of a camera for 5+ weeks. I shoulda bought the 40D as a newbie.

Any input would be much appreciated.


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Feb 29, 2008 10:31 |  #2

Sry to hear abt ur cam. My Xti works fine 11K shutter and counting.
Perhaps have a compact as a backup.


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Feb 29, 2008 10:46 |  #3

I've had my Xti for about a year and a half now.....no problems whatsoever.


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Feb 29, 2008 11:08 as a reply to dugcross's post |  #4

Eight months and ~11k clicks later my XTi is still working perfect!


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Feb 29, 2008 11:13 |  #5

I’m assuming that you sent the camera back to Canon, but why 5 weeks? That seems a long time.


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Feb 29, 2008 11:32 as a reply to gjl711's post |  #6

Had mine over a year and no problems to speak of. Just try to remember that it’s an electronic device and they have problems. Buying the newest thing that comes out doesn’t guarantee problem free. Try a search for problems with the 40D on here and see what you come up with. Some people get lucky and don’t have any problems but others don’t. Sorry to hear about your camera and hope you get it resolved soon.


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AlanU
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Mar 01, 2008 02:08 |  #7

My Xti is off to the service depot.

This is my second XTI. My first one straight out of the box had a dead pixel on the LCD screen. The 2nd XTI "replacement" has worked well for a very short duration of time.

I've taken wonderful pics with the Canon 24-70L and just as I'm getting hang of the controls my shutter button goes south.

I guess it appears I have a lemon. Sounds like theres more good units than bad. I'll just have to wait for my camera now.

Thanks all for responding,

Alan


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Mar 01, 2008 02:18 |  #8

Around 29,000 shots on my XTi thus far.


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Mar 01, 2008 02:36 as a reply to Riff Raff's post |  #9

I've been THRILLED with mine!

The only problem I have with my XTi is when I have to put it back in the bag to do silly things like sleep... and go to work... lol :D


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Mar 01, 2008 02:44 |  #10

I used an XTi for 9 months and never had a problem. What do you mean by saying "it won't do a soft focus"?


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Mar 01, 2008 07:16 |  #11

My XTi has been running like a champ since day one.




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Mar 01, 2008 07:18 |  #12

Travisj wrote in post #5020659external link
Just try to remember that it’s an electronic device and they have problems. Buying the newest thing that comes out doesn’t guarantee problem free.

+1


Mine had focus problems. They were fixed by Canon under warranty and no problems since.

Hope your problems get worked out, it's a great camera.


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DStanic
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Mar 01, 2008 08:24 |  #13

I had a Sony H5 and it had to go back twice in the year I had it. I read on a dpreview forum about lots of people having the same problem I had. However, I have not read about any real problems with the Xti other than the camera freezing when the battery is too low (not really a problem, more of an annoyance). As others said, all electronics can break.


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AlanU
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Mar 01, 2008 10:19 |  #14

shomat wrote in post #5025155external link
I used an XTi for 9 months and never had a problem. What do you mean by saying "it won't do a soft focus"?

when I touch the button softly it wont lock on focus. It just has a loud audible "click" then the camera takes a pic.

I guess I just got a defective button.


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Mar 01, 2008 10:26 as a reply to AlanU's post |  #15

that sucks.... send it in for repair, it should still be under warranty

<----6000 in counting on XTi


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