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Oct 31, 2017 14:58 |  #5101

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I'm sorry but this thread is hundreds of pages long with very few problems listed, and this is the internet where problems are always bigger than the rest of all experiences. And yet, so few in this thread. So I'm confused how this suddenly translates too "so frequently"

Got to agree. There may (or may not) have been an issue with some of the first units manufactured. Mine sits in the serial number range that was highlighted somewhere or other as being 'at risk'. Hey, it seems to be just fine.

When it comes down to it, there doesn't seem to be much of a history of 5Div problems.


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Oct 31, 2017 18:25 |  #5102

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Got to agree. There may (or may not) have been an issue with some of the first units manufactured. Mine sits in the serial number range that was highlighted somewhere or other as being 'at risk'. Hey, it seems to be just fine.

When it comes down to it, there doesn't seem to be much of a history of 5Div problems.

I only have 3 issues with it:

1- PCB replaced twice under warranty
2- oil (?) spots on sensor that Canon never seems to clean each time it's in service
3- I want a second one :-P


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Oct 31, 2017 18:27 |  #5103

My serial is 01495 (last 5 digits) I've never seen a serial number at risk highlight though where is that?


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Oct 31, 2017 19:13 |  #5104

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 |  #5105

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 |  #5106

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 |  #5107

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 |  #5108

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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 |  #5109

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

I would love a 1dxII




  
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Oct 31, 2017 23:20 |  #5110

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 |  #5111

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 |  #5112

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 |  #5113

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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 |  #5114

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 |  #5115

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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