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Thread started 18 May 2009 (Monday) 14:23
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May 18, 2009 20:11 |  #16

Firmware is updated and everything is working great. I've had mine since February and it's wonderful.


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May 18, 2009 21:31 |  #17

Mine's been great, but I've had it lock up on me twice (only had it for a couple of weeks).

First time, while night shooting, the autofocus stopped working. Turned it off - and the camera just stayed on! Ended up pulling the battery out, and then turned it back on, and it was fine.

Second time, auto focus stopped working again, turned off and then back on, and it was fixed.

Going back to B&H for exchange with a new one. Hopefully that will fix the problem.




  
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May 18, 2009 22:28 |  #18

The first body I had came with the creaky door, the replacement creaks not.


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May 18, 2009 23:25 |  #19

thatkatmat wrote in post #7947398 (external link)
The first body I had came with the creaky door, the replacement creaks not.

you replaced the whole camera for the cf door? they really need to design a better door.




  
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May 19, 2009 00:58 |  #20

My camera had a stuck green pixel at the same spot on all my photos. It was hard to find and not visible unless you 100% crop and really look for it. Went online and read about a fix using the camera's built-in manual cleaning technique that fixes this. It worked, stuck pixel gone from stills, but if you do video mode, the stuck pixel is still there but white. You have to go to 10x zoom in video to actually see this. Not sure what to do since I don't really use the video and everything is totally fine with the camera. Even if I did use the video, you can't really see it unless you pixel peep. I read online about people returning their cameras with 1-2 stuck pixels and getting 7 on the replacement. You may have stuck / dead pixels and not even know it. Supposedly Canon allows for .001% of bad pixels go through their quality control. Since everything about the camera is perfect, I will continue to use it and send it in for warranty service before the 1 year mark for cleaning and the stuck sensor pixel issue. What do you guys think? I'm still within the 30 day return period. Should I exchange it and risk seeing more, or keep it and send it in for warranty work at month 11?

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May 19, 2009 01:17 |  #21

You're right. There's no guarantee that exchanging it for another one will be any better. I think you should send it to Canon for service.




  
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May 19, 2009 06:26 as a reply to  @ ty5353's post |  #22

What do you guys think? I'm still within the 30 day return period. Should I exchange it and risk seeing more, or keep it and send it in for warranty work at month 11?

Better to get it mapped out. A replacement could have even more.


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May 19, 2009 06:49 |  #23

narlus wrote in post #7945296 (external link)
the only thing i have noticed is some ghosting/bleed through of the top AF point; it's like a little red cloud in the viewfinder.

anyone else notice this?

Yes, I notice this on mine too under certain conditions. Also the slightly creaky door, but no other issues. It's a very nice camera!


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May 19, 2009 08:57 |  #24

I've had mine about three weeks. Outside of the fact that batteries are expensive (but the life is great) and that Photoshop CS3 would not let me process RAW (had to upgrade to CS4), I haven't found anything not to like. Imagry is super. Features are enough for me. Still have my 40D and trying to decide if it is worth keeping as a backup.




  
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May 19, 2009 09:39 as a reply to  @ jcwdz88's post |  #25

nicksan wrote in post #7944728 (external link)
Other than the creaky CF door...

banxai75 wrote in post #7944788 (external link)
Oh man. I thought that only my camera had the creaky door.

MinhThien wrote in post #7945292 (external link)
I just notice there is a creaky CF door on mine!

it's an easy fix with some gaffers tape in the seams. My theory on it is that there are different door molds and different body molds (this is a production camera, odds are it's not one mold of each). I'd bet there's one door mold that's slightly smaller and or one body mold that's slightly bigger. When those 2 combine you get the creak as the door flexes. Put some strips of tape in that seam and it goes away. Check the stickied 5Dii thread for images of how/where to put the tape.


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May 19, 2009 10:10 |  #26

ty5353 wrote in post #7947756 (external link)
you replaced the whole camera for the cf door? they really need to design a better door.

No......The AF stopped working, it took 2-3 months for Canon to believe me, but in the end, I got a good one.


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May 19, 2009 10:35 |  #27

thatkatmat wrote in post #7949873 (external link)
No......The AF stopped working, it took 2-3 months for Canon to believe me, but in the end, I got a good one.

Ouch... That's why I figured I better send mine back to B&H and get another one now, while they'll take it back for exchange. I hate to lose my camera for any amount of time, but in the end, probably better to do it now.




  
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May 19, 2009 10:35 |  #28

I have a creaky door too. I don't think I would have noticed it except for it being mentioned on this forum. Now I hear it all the time.




  
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May 19, 2009 10:48 as a reply to  @ retired's post |  #29

ugh, mine had NOTHING to do with the forum... I heard it every time I'd lift the camera to my face with any weight on the front. Drove me nutz for maybe a week until I realized it was the door and I fixed it. Hasn't made a noise since.


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May 19, 2009 10:52 |  #30

thatkatmat wrote in post #7949873 (external link)
No......The AF stopped working, it took 2-3 months for Canon to believe me, but in the end, I got a good one.

did it stop working COMPLETELY?

I am curious because I remember we had a similar issue... how'd you fight it?


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