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Canon 1D Mark II N - considering a switch to Nikon

 
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Jul 17, 2010 00:23 |  #1

So this is my second 1D II N and the third shutter I've had between the two cameras and each of the shutters have prematurely broken - way earlier than they should have. I'm pretty fed up with the Canon system because their "pro" level cameras have definitely not lived up to the hype.

I'm considering making the switch to Nikon now since all of this garbage has happened in the past year or so but am wondering if it's even worth it. Would it be worth it to:

a) switch to the Nikon system
b) get the shutter repaired for a third time
c) get an entirely different camera like a 7D

Also, I'm considering calling Canon corporate and giving them a piece of my mind but I doubt it's even worth it. Anyone ever done this and got some sympathy from them? I figure a loyal customer should get treated fairly but I'm quite ready to switch over if it comes to it.

And no, the camera does not have a warranty on it.


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Jul 17, 2010 00:25 |  #2

Who says a Nikon isn't going to fail?

Just the way the cards are dealt. Sucks that you run bad, but I'm sure there are 500 people who have nothing but good things to say for every 2 people that have had 3 shutters fail on them.


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Jul 17, 2010 00:26 |  #3

do you shoot sports? if not, why not do with the 1Ds instead of the N?




  
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Jul 17, 2010 00:49 |  #4

hardly sounds normal to me, were these bodies purchased second hand? have you checked shutter counts?


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Jul 17, 2010 01:18 |  #5

definitely sounds unusual. my mkIIn had 193k on it when I sold it. Still snapped like a champ. However premature are we talkin?


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Jul 17, 2010 03:04 as a reply to  @ deadpass's post |  #6

my none N failed at 37000. Shutters are a lottery they can fail at any time, my friends Nikon D3 failed at a low count.


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Jul 17, 2010 05:46 |  #7

So you bought two used 1D Mark II N and each had its shutter fail. How do you know it was prematurely? The shutter count shown on the 1D Mark II is suspect as it is saved and loaded along with the rest of the settings. If you save the settings the first day you get the camera you can reload a low shutter count whenever you want.

Unless you bought the camera new and didn't reload settings there is no way to know the count unless Canon tells you after repair how much it was; did they do that when you got the shutter repaired?

The shutter life expectancy is a mean time between failures and unfortunately it can still fail at count 1, just never know. Canon's 1 year warranty means you need to be a very serious professional sports shooter to run it through 200000 clicks before a year is up. I shoot way too much as an amateur and shoot about 100000 per year spread over a few bodies.


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Jul 17, 2010 11:26 |  #8

hpulley wrote in post #10552612 (external link)
I shoot way too much as an amateur and shoot about 100000 per year spread over a few bodies.

WOW! I thought I shoot alot. 77,000 clicks on the ol' 50D in 18 months. Guess I'm just not shooting enough...:)


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