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I had the worst experience with Canon 5D.

 
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Nov 05, 2013 02:40 |  #16

It's pretty surprising for it to occur on two cameras within minutes of each other!

Maybe it was a curse. :) A punishment from on high for the hubris of his user name - although it has been a long time coming since 2006. (The Tetragrammaton is, in Jewish lore, God's first name. A four letter name that only his closest angelic friends are allowed to use. Regular religious Jews are forbidden to speak it or write it. I won't say more for fear of a thunderbolt hitting the POTN server.)


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Nov 05, 2013 03:07 |  #17

You got me interested in this, so I found an interesting wikipedia article about it.

http://en.wikipedia.or​g/wiki/Tetragrammaton (external link)


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Nov 05, 2013 04:40 |  #18

tzalman wrote in post #16425496 (external link)
Maybe it was a curse. :) A punishment from on high for the hubris of his user name - although it has been a long time coming since 2006. (The Tetragrammaton is, in Jewish lore, God's first name. A four letter name that only his closest angelic friends are allowed to use. Regular religious Jews are forbidden to speak it or write it. I won't say more for fear of a thunderbolt hitting the POTN server.)

Well, since the word Tetragrammaton isn't the name itself but only refers to it, there really shouldn't be any divine punishment here...


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Nov 05, 2013 06:14 as a reply to  @ Levina de Ruijter's post |  #19

Something to think about. Being a cps member prevents this. You get free cleaning and service on your cameras. Had the OP been a CPS member and had his camera serviced before, during and after every wedding season, this never would have happened.

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Nov 05, 2013 06:30 |  #20

I live in the UK and had the mirror fix done pro-actively when I bought my 5D last year. I had high hopes of a sensor clean and a shutter count but Canon subcontracted the job and I didn't get those done. They do still honour the mirror fix though, but that is little consolation to our OP.

We have had weird humid weather here recently and humidity is what triggers the failure.


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Nov 05, 2013 07:31 as a reply to  @ Snowyman's post |  #21

Thanks for the replies guys.
Honestly I wasn't aware of this issue before, it just happened that I never came across any information describing this particular issue with the old 5D's.
Any way luckily I had a third body at home which happen to be Canon 5D MKII, so as soon as the second mirror fall, at this time I still was at the bride place covering the preparation, I asked the bride brother to call me a taxi and I went all the way back home to pick up my third body. Good thing was that there wasn't much traffic that same day, so after all I missed only the arrival at the church.
I didn't have problem fixing the cameras, in fact yesterday I picked them up from the office of Fixation.co.uk.
I'm just still in some sort of shock as it is hard to believe that such thing can happen at the same day.
As for tetragramaton it is a very long story ;)

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Nov 05, 2013 07:43 |  #22

umphotography wrote in post #16425710 (external link)
Something to think about. Being a cps member prevents this. You get free cleaning and service on your cameras. Had the OP been a CPS member and had his camera serviced before, during and after every wedding season, this never would have happened.

here ya go

http://www.cps.usa.can​on.com/home/home.shtml (external link)

In the UK ( as the OP is ) CPS is different. You don't pay to be a member, it's free, but to qualify you have to own the required amount of kit (think it's 2 bodies and 3 lenses on the qualifying list minimum). But you pay for repairs, service and cleaning etc as needed - although the mirror fix was a FOC warranty repair. You just get the quick turn around and possible use of hire equipment depending if you qualify as Platinum, Gold or Silver.




  
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Nov 05, 2013 08:02 |  #23

It sounds like something may be relted with the envoirenmental conditions. Otherwise two cameras fail in the same day sounds two weird or too unlucky to me.




  
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Nov 06, 2013 15:52 |  #24

TETRAGRAMATON wrote in post #16425821 (external link)
Thanks for the replies guys.
Honestly I wasn't aware of this issue before, it just happened that I never came across any information describing this particular issue with the old 5D's.
Any way luckily I had a third body at home which happen to be Canon 5D MKII, so as soon as the second mirror fall, at this time I still was at the bride place covering the preparation, I asked the bride brother to call me a taxi and I went all the way back home to pick up my third body. Good thing was that there wasn't much traffic that same day, so after all I missed only the arrival at the church.
I didn't have problem fixing the cameras, in fact yesterday I picked them up from the office of Fixation.co.uk.
I'm just still in some sort of shock as it is hard to believe that such thing can happen at the same day.
As for tetragramaton it is a very long story ;)

Thanks,
Nikolay.

Might be a silly question, but how come your 5d2 was not the primary camera at the wedding?


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Nov 06, 2013 17:22 |  #25

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Might be a silly question, but how come your 5d2 was not the primary camera at the wedding?

I was wondering this as well....


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Nov 07, 2013 08:17 |  #26

Hi Nikolay,

I guess you had (very) bad luck...

What are the serial numbers of your 5Ds?
Were they on a very hot place, before you started using them?

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Nov 07, 2013 09:37 |  #27

mainbyte wrote in post #16424403 (external link)
Isn't the UK in Europe :>;)

That's debatable. ;)


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Nov 07, 2013 14:33 as a reply to  @ andrikos's post |  #28

I emailed canon, and they advised they could look up if the mirror was fixed on mine, I bought one thru adorama, went thru 2 others that had issues, they they finally sent me one that was cherry.


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