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5D MkII users has this happend to you....

 
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Aug 28, 2009 19:45 as a reply to  @ post 8541082 |  #16

Doesn't happen to me with my 5D2. How is he pulling back and twisting at the same time? Sounds like a personal problem.

But it should be simple enough to send to Canon and ask them to change the spring behind the button. Mine is stiff as heck.


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Aug 30, 2009 09:10 |  #17

^ same here, rather stiff and there is some kind of 'trigger point' on mine


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Aug 30, 2009 11:36 |  #18

Never happened to me. Nor to any of my friends who have Mk IIs as well.


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Aug 30, 2009 11:57 as a reply to  @ RDKirk's post |  #19

Never had that happen. Maybe I'm over cautious.




  
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Aug 30, 2009 12:02 |  #20

That's curious!

The other week i was in Jessops, trying out a 17-40 and i did think the release button never properly"clicked" when i fitted the lens to my 5D2. I never thought much about it, but it was enough for it to make me think about it....wish i'd mentioned it to the chap in the shop now.

Thanks for making me aware...defo sure i bought the right lens now, as neither my Tammys do it. They lock in fine. :D


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Aug 30, 2009 12:22 |  #21

Hasn't happened to me, but has to 2 friends with 5DmkIIs.

Chris Marquardt who does the Tips from the Top Floor podcast has brought up the problem on his show several times. Some of his listeners had mentioned they had the problem, a few weeks later Chris had the same problem. Over the past 2 months there have been perhaps a dozen of his listeners who have written into the show having experienced the problem.

The consensus seems to be that the spring on the release button is much weaker than it is on other Canon cameras, so it's very easy for it to release.


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Aug 30, 2009 16:13 as a reply to  @ Moose408's post |  #22

The consensus seems to be that the spring on the release button is much weaker than it is on other Canon cameras, so it's very easy for it to release.

It's certainly not weaker on my 5D2, so if anyone has that problem on their particular camera, they should send it to Canon service to get the spring replaced...and stop griping.

I can never understand why people would rather kvetch incessantly than fix the doggoned problem. I guess if they didn't have little problems to kvetch about, they'd have to kvetch about their big problems.


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Aug 30, 2009 16:22 |  #23

Wow. Another non issue that's blown out of proportion. Never heard anything like this before.

Sounds like a plant from a Nikon user.


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Aug 30, 2009 17:14 |  #24

No problem here, but I only have about 500 snaps on my 5Dmk2 so far. And I have small hands. :)


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Aug 30, 2009 17:22 |  #25

Touch wood.

It ain't happened to me.


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Aug 30, 2009 19:17 |  #26

it's happened to me and i have small hands.

doesnt really bother me




  
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Aug 30, 2009 21:36 |  #27

No problems here, but I only use one lens that positions my hand away from the button. Still, trying to cause it to happen was hard and I doubt I'd have any issues with other lenses.


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Aug 31, 2009 00:51 |  #28

It happened to me once with my 70-200mm. Thankfully I noticed it was rotating before the lens fell. I can only assume I'd nudged the release button, but can't really see how. It *is* a bit softer compared to my 400D, but not much. The lens had been on the camera for days, so it wasn't as if I'd mounted it incorrectly.

There's a thread on the 5Dii flickr group where several people have smashed lenses this way:http://www.flickr.com …5488/?search=le​ns+falling (external link)

Honestly, if it hadn't happened to me I'd be agreeing with the other posters here that its a fluke or due to bad handling. Now, I just want to say "Be careful, and check your hand position".


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Aug 31, 2009 01:10 |  #29

I think some people are just a little absent minded. Would think if it's happened he'd be a bit more wary. Either that or he just has giant hands. :)


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Aug 31, 2009 04:14 |  #30

I would say you would have to be very hamfisted or just a complete moron to zoom so badly you would release the lens and make it fall off.
Some people just don't deserve cameras.


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