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Oct 31, 2017 19:13 |  #5086

I've purchased a 70D, 7D2, and 5D4 all on their initial release dates. Never had any problems with any of them.


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Oct 31, 2017 19:19 |  #5087

71sbeetle wrote in post #18485752 (external link)
My serial is 01495 (last 5 digits) I've never seen a serial number at risk highlight though where is that?

There are a couple of threads on DPR's forum that touch on this but I distinctly recall a specific range of serial numbers being quoted and I can't find this on DPR.

To be honest, whatever range was identified was probably based on only a little research and a lot of guesswork ... and DPR and some other forums are very heavily trolled. Anyway, my copy (serial number beginning 02802100) was, allegedly, from one of the early manufacturing batches where 'issues' have arisen. It's not causing me many sleepless nights. ;-)a


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Oct 31, 2017 20:57 |  #5088

I had myfirst problem recently.

I was 5 hours into shooting a wedding, I took a photo of a couple, went to show them the image on the back. and it just wouldn't come up.

Rebooted the camera and it was all good.

That is literally the only problem I have had.




  
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Oct 31, 2017 21:23 |  #5089

What bothers me the most was the fact they said the bracket for the PCB was broken the first time it was out for repair. I baby all my gear, I bought the camera new and never dropped or bumped it so I find it strange it was broken. All in all though, I still love my 5D4 wouldn't trade it for the world


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Oct 31, 2017 21:51 |  #5090

71sbeetle wrote in post #18485857 (external link)
All in all though, I still love my 5D4 wouldn't trade it for the world

Until you try a 1DX2... ;-)a


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Oct 31, 2017 22:08 |  #5091

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Until you try a 1DX2... ;-)a

I would love a 1dxII




  
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Oct 31, 2017 23:20 |  #5092

Perhaps a silly question but I have not seen it mentioned yet though have not gone through every page of every 5D4 discussion. I got mine a couple of weeks ago and it works great. The AF is far beyond anything I have enjoyed before. The high ISO performance is blowing me away. One change from my T2i, 60D and 6D is that when in One Shot AF and focus locks, not only does the focus point light up but the perimeter of the whole VF does. It is really only visible in lower light. I think this is normal but want to verify. Normally, with this I will do a lot of AF Servo as it is so good. Probably new owner paranoia!


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Nov 01, 2017 00:16 |  #5093

LJ3Jim wrote in post #18485872 (external link)
Until you try a 1DX2... ;-)a

I did, and I'm definitely sticking to the 5D4!

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Perhaps a silly question but I have not seen it mentioned yet though have not gone through every page of every 5D4 discussion. I got mine a couple of weeks ago and it works great. The AF is far beyond anything I have enjoyed before. The high ISO performance is blowing me away. One change from my T2i, 60D and 6D is that when in One Shot AF and focus locks, not only does the focus point light up but the perimeter of the whole VF does. It is really only visible in lower light. I think this is normal but want to verify. Normally, with this I will do a lot of AF Servo as it is so good. Probably new owner paranoia!

Yes it's normal


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Nov 01, 2017 10:06 |  #5094

LJ3Jim wrote in post #18485872 (external link)
Until you try a 1DX2... ;-)a

That would depend on whether high-ISO performance and shooting speed were more important than resolution. 50% more pixels, in a range of pixel densities that don't do justice to lenses, is not necessarily trivial. Of course, Canon wants you to buy all their cameras; that's why no new camera's capabilities are usually all a subset of another's.




  
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Nov 01, 2017 10:34 |  #5095

John Sheehy wrote in post #18486149 (external link)
That would depend on whether high-ISO performance and shooting speed were more important than resolution. 50% more pixels, in a range of pixel densities that don't do justice to lenses, is not necessarily trivial. Of course, Canon wants you to buy all their cameras; that's why no new camera's capabilities are usually all a subset of another's.

I have both, and I use and enjoy both of them regularly. But if I had to choose just one..... ;-)a


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Nov 01, 2017 10:57 |  #5096

LJ3Jim wrote in post #18486169 (external link)
I have both, and I use and enjoy both of them regularly. But if I had to choose just one..... ;-)a

You might choose the one that another person might not; perhaps the person who really wanted a 5Ds(r) all along, but with less noise. ;)




  
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Nov 01, 2017 14:40 |  #5097

I had both and I made my choice, to me the 5D4 was a lot more bang for the buck, the only extras I could use from the 1DX2 was the spot metering linked to focusing point, the high ISO performance was not that noticeable if at all in my case, and the 14fps while it's cool I don't see myself using it much lol. But it all comes down to what you primarily shoot. I shot with the 5D3 and 1DX before, the 5D4 replaced both for me


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Nov 01, 2017 18:26 |  #5098

i've been really unlucky with my 5D4, first copy (very first shipment) had issues where all my canon lenses (ironically the sigma somehow fared better) would front focus using outer AF points, once that was fixed i noticed when in live view there would be a blue strip on top and bottom of lcd...and later on started seeing "bands" across the screen with what looks like interference and it would actually show up in the videos...got that body replaced after going back and forth to canon for months

second body i had the occasional body won't turn on after going to sleep situation and also occasionally lenses won't auto focus...like it won't drive the lens, turning it on/off won't work (with the failure to wake up after going to sleep) i had to physically remove then reinsert battery for it to start again, it was fixed when the PCB was replaced

but now i've noticed and confirmed (i noticed it this even before the PCB was replaced) with my second body is that when i do long exposure (and not even that long, like 2 mins) the images would be glittered with what looks like dark current noise...before it would only show up in the shadow areas and if i pushed the files a little (not much, even just 1-2 stops) but few nights ago when i went out to shoot sunset i can just start to make out the specks even just opening up the raw file in lightroom having done no processing...a 1-2 stop push would make it to glaringly obvious even in some midtone areas

i've sent raw files to Canon for them to have a look hopefully hear back from them soon, it's so frustrating because when it works it's a brilliant camera

first time being early adopter as well...my 5D3 i picked up after a year and half after release whereas my 5D4 i picked up on release day paying full price :cry:


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Nov 01, 2017 18:29 as a reply to  @ basketballfreak6's post |  #5099

well I spoke too soon. Used my camera today as a walk around camera and so it was able to go to sleep mode several times, it took from 3 to as much as 12 seconds to wake from sleep .......


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Nov 01, 2017 20:59 |  #5100

The metering is linked to AF point in LV. 5div has excellent DPAF sytem, I don’t use VF as much anymore.

71sbeetle wrote in post #18486367 (external link)
I had both and I made my choice, to me the 5D4 was a lot more bang for the buck, the only extras I could use from the 1DX2 was the spot metering linked to focusing point, the high ISO performance was not that noticeable if at all in my case, and the 14fps while it's cool I don't see myself using it much lol. But it all comes down to what you primarily shoot. I shot with the 5D3 and 1DX before, the 5D4 replaced both for me




  
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