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TIME TO PUT THE 50D GRIPES TO REST

 
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Oct 20, 2009 01:51 |  #16

yogestee wrote in post #8834201 (external link)
For me the 50D's AF Micro adjustment alone was the deciding factor over a 40D..


+1...that also did it for me.


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Oct 20, 2009 01:52 |  #17

epatt250 wrote in post #8833720 (external link)
I wonder if anyone has ever sent a broken 5D classic in and gotten an offer to upgrade to the MkII.

Yes...

There is a member here who sent her 5DC in a couple of times for FF/BF issues and the third time it came home as a 5DMkII.


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Oct 20, 2009 03:44 |  #18

i got my 50d a month ago or so and love it over the 40


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Oct 20, 2009 13:01 |  #19

slowdad wrote in post #8833222 (external link)
my son wanted to upgrade his camera,,rebel xt. so he called canon about the loyalty program.

btw he kept his rebet xt and traded in an old powershot we had and got a 50d for 629.00.........thanks canon........awesome deal

It was my understanding that you couldn't trade in a point and shoot for a DSLR. Did you call Canon to confirm it was ok to send a powershot to them instead of the XT?


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Oct 21, 2009 14:33 |  #20

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Yes...

There is a member here who sent her 5DC in a couple of times for FF/BF issues and the third time it came home as a 5DMkII.

Wow.. thats like sending your wife back to the doc to have her breast augmentation repaired a few times.. then eventually they just send Marissa Miller back you.


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Oct 21, 2009 14:39 as a reply to  @ epatt250's post |  #21

epatt250 wrote in post #8833720 (external link)
I wonder if anyone has ever sent a broken 5D classic in and gotten an offer to upgrade to the MkII.

the above example WASN'T the loyalty program, it was a repair gone bad. With the loyalty NO FF CAMERAS are included. Not as what you get back, not as what you can send in. I have my broken 5Dii and it's not even eligible for a 50D right now. :confused:

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It was my understanding that you couldn't trade in a point and shoot for a DSLR. Did you call Canon to confirm it was ok to send a powershot to them instead of the XT?

if you have something on the list, you get something on the list. Last I called it was a lower powershot, a G series, a rebel and the 50D. If you had ANY broken canon on their list, you were eligible for ANY camera on the other list.

Also, guys, THEY DO NOT CHECK THE INCOMING CAMERAS. They just check the serial and it needs to be in the box. Working or not it's fine (they're smart enough to know you could break it easy enough so they don't even bother checking).

I did this with my parents broken G1 and got them a G9 last year. Very easy process and a great program.


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Oct 30, 2009 15:57 |  #22

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if you have something on the list, you get something on the list. Last I called it was a lower powershot, a G series, a rebel and the 50D. If you had ANY broken canon on their list, you were eligible for ANY camera on the other list.

I finally called Canon to ask about the loyalty program upgrade options and they told me that you can't upgrade from a point and shoot to a 50D. I guess you might get lucky if you call and talk with a tech that doesn't understand the upgrade requirements, but the powershot to 50D upgrade is not a supported upgrade option.

I did find out that you can upgrade from a Rebel FILM body (I asked about a Rebel 2000 film body) or a point and shoot (I mentioned a Powershot S50) to a Rebel XS DIGITAL SLR body with an 18-55 lens (I assume it's the 18-55mm IS version which is the standard kit lens for the XS body) for $359 plus tax and shipping.

To upgrade to the 50D they said you had to return a digital SLR body (examples were the 10D, XT, and 300D). I've yet to see any broken digital SLR body sell for much less than $100 on eBay, but it might still be worth it to get a 50D + 28-135mm IS lens for $759 plus tax and shipping.


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Oct 30, 2009 16:49 |  #23

This is the exact answer I was given, i.e. I can only trade my film Rebel G to XS (no thank you).

If XTi dies, I know I at least have an option, but I'm not trading in a perfectly functioning body...


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Oct 30, 2009 17:55 |  #24

I agree - the 50D is a great camera - I love the solid feel, the versatility and the image quality.


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Oct 30, 2009 18:45 |  #25

Only one camera above the 50D and it's the 1DsMKIII. Kidding !!!!


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