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40D Fails - what next

 
davewright
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Dec 22, 2010 06:23 |  #1

After 18 months my 40D has a 'failed main board' with a £325 repair fee. I am thinking should I get a new/used 40D, a 50D, 60D or 7D etc. I take mainly travel photography and family / friends / candid people shots.




  
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Dec 22, 2010 06:43 |  #2

how many clicks ?, your shutter may be next, so a 50D may be bast or if you can run to it the 7D


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Dec 22, 2010 07:10 as a reply to  @ Courierman's post |  #3

Thanks - that's my worry if I get the repair done. When I chose the 40D I looked hard at the 50 and decided against it. I don't know much about the 7D




  
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Dec 22, 2010 07:14 as a reply to  @ davewright's post |  #4

Seems like I've heard a lot about 40Ds failing. I say this because I've heard "40D" more so when it comes to "error99" and "Fail".

I hope this isn't the case because I just sent a used 40D to be converted to infrared @ Lifepixel.

Get the 7D. ;)


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Dec 22, 2010 07:32 |  #5

Mine failed 4 times while under warranty, the day the warranty finished I sold it. The buyer was aware of all the issues I experienced, basically got a new camera.

1- cf card reader board
2-all focus points stopped lighting up
3- err99 new motherboard
4-shutter died with 15000 pics on the clock.




  
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Dec 22, 2010 08:38 |  #6

I'm not sure what a used 40D/50D goes for over there, but replacing the main board may be an option to explore as well - a used unit with an unknown history can be a big crap shoot and you may end up in a worse position.

There's that old saying about the devil you know vs. the devil you don't.




  
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Dec 22, 2010 10:30 |  #7
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My 40D is still alive, and kicking. I'm surprised being as it went through two tours of the middle east.

Take a look at that 7D =]




  
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Dec 22, 2010 10:36 |  #8

The 7D is a great replacement or migration.


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Dec 22, 2010 12:57 as a reply to  @ Rocketdun's post |  #9

The 50D, 7D choice depends on what you shoot and how much cash you have on hand. I would PASS on the 60D since you have used the larger 40D body already.


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