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Feb 09, 2011 15:55 |  #1

Just got my new 7D a couple hours ago. Thing just looks and feels great!

However, the first two things I noticed are:
1. Eyecup: seems a little loose. The eyecup on my 60D was on so tight I didn't even know it could come off.

2. Rattle in pop-up/internal flash: I hear a rattle in it. When the flash is popped up, it is pretty much gone. Must be the hinges, etc.

These are not big issues but just annoyances that I didn't have with my 60D. I guess I expected it to be flawless since this is the most I have spent on a camera body and the camera I have been coveting for so long. :)

Do any of you 7D owners have similar issues?


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Feb 09, 2011 16:12 |  #2

ssctac wrote in post #11810533 (external link)
Just got my new 7D a couple hours ago. Thing just looks and feels great!

However, the first two things I noticed are:
1. Eyecup: seems a little loose. The eyecup on my 60D was on so tight I didn't even know it could come off.

2. Rattle in pop-up/internal flash: I hear a rattle in it. When the flash is popped up, it is pretty much gone. Must be the hinges, etc.

These are not big issues but just annoyances that I didn't have with my 60D. I guess I expected it to be flawless since this is the most I have spent on a camera body and the camera I have been coveting for so long. :)

1. The eye cup problem is well documented, mine is loose too but stays on just fine. I also got the anti fog eye cup and yes that one is even looser than the original and that stays ons too.

2. Not sure on the rattle problem, I don't have that one so I've never looked into it.

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Feb 09, 2011 16:13 |  #3

ssctac wrote in post #11810533 (external link)
Just got my new 7D a couple hours ago. Thing just looks and feels great!

However, the first two things I noticed are:
1. Eyecup: seems a little loose. The eyecup on my 60D was on so tight I didn't even know it could come off.

2. Rattle in pop-up/internal flash: I hear a rattle in it. When the flash is popped up, it is pretty much gone. Must be the hinges, etc.

These are not big issues but just annoyances that I didn't have with my 60D. I guess I expected it to be flawless since this is the most I have spent on a camera body and the camera I have been coveting for so long. :)

Do any of you 7D owners have similar issues?

1. It use to be snug for me, then I took it off a couple times and now it is super loose. I just leave it off most of the time.

2. I don't think mine rattles.


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Feb 09, 2011 16:21 |  #4

The eyecup is loose on both of mine but seems secure. I do take them off from time to time when doing long exposures and use the little dooda to cover the viewfinder. No problems yet.

My flashes don't rattle.


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Feb 09, 2011 16:32 |  #5

Thanks everyone. Ughhh...since it is brand new, I'm going to exchange it, hopefully replacement is not more quirky.


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Feb 09, 2011 16:34 |  #6

A rattle in the flash would worry me. Best to return the camera or send it in under warranty.

My eyecup was just a little loose but not enough to really be noticeable during use. I had a couple instances of the diopter wheel somehow getting moved to a different setting so I cover the wheel with gaffer tape, which has taken care of the looseness in the eyecup.


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Feb 09, 2011 16:36 as a reply to  @ post 11810777 |  #7

The eyecup on the 7D is the same as the one used by the 1D Mark III, for example. Instead of just being pushed on, and thus required to sit tight to not fall off, like they are on cameras like the 60D and simpler, this one has real hooks that hold it in place. Without pressing on the sides, to release the hooks, I almost need a crowbar to remove mine. Thus it doesn't need to sit so tight - it doesn't fall off anyway, like those on a 60D does, since sitting tight doesn't help.

The only thing that makes the eyecup on the 7D fall off is ignorant (i.e. they don't check for the proper removal procedure in the manual) users, who remove it by force and break the hooks. Then it's a problem that it's loose, since the hooks to keep it there are no longer functional.


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Feb 09, 2011 16:39 |  #8

ssctac wrote in post #11810533 (external link)
Just got my new 7D a couple hours ago. Thing just looks and feels great!

However, the first two things I noticed are:
1. Eyecup: seems a little loose. The eyecup on my 60D was on so tight I didn't even know it could come off.

2. Rattle in pop-up/internal flash: I hear a rattle in it. When the flash is popped up, it is pretty much gone. Must be the hinges, etc.

These are not big issues but just annoyances that I didn't have with my 60D. I guess I expected it to be flawless since this is the most I have spent on a camera body and the camera I have been coveting for so long. :)

Do any of you 7D owners have similar issues?

Can I ask what the 60D did not do for you? Reason you upgraded to the 7D?




  
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Feb 09, 2011 17:10 |  #9

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Can I ask what the 60D did not do for you? Reason you upgraded to the 7D?

Primarily the build (weather sealing) and it is what I initially wanted. I snowboard and mountain bike a lot; wasn't sure how the 60D would handle in the elements. Would have loved to have kept the 60D and get a 7D.


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Feb 10, 2011 00:28 |  #10

ssctac wrote in post #11810533 (external link)
Do any of you 7D owners have similar issues?

No and mine is a year old.


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Feb 10, 2011 00:32 |  #11

rattle in flash i would get looked at with warranty i don't have that issue


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Feb 10, 2011 00:49 |  #12

jaycky wrote in post #11813487 (external link)
rattle in flash i would get looked at with warranty i don't have that issue

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The loose eyecup is apparently more or less normal but I'd have the rattling looked into.


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Feb 10, 2011 01:01 |  #13

loose eyecup meh its trivial to me as long as it doesn't come off on its own i am loving this camera


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Feb 10, 2011 03:45 |  #14

This is really interesting... The eyecup on my T2i is good and tight and the flash doesn't rattle at all.


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Feb 10, 2011 03:57 |  #15

stevewf1 wrote in post #11813892 (external link)
This is really interesting... The eyecup on my T2i is good and tight

It used to be like that too on my XSi. Unfortunately, due to the way the eyecup is secured on these cameras, it tends to get loose over time and I'm now on my second replacement eyecup already.


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