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Who has returned their 7D ?

 
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Feb 22, 2010 16:54 |  #166

Keith R wrote in post #9660482 (external link)
OK - find one post where anyone has seriously suggested that...

But there are still more duff users than there are duff cameras...

Spoke to a pro sports shooter on Saturday last who has given up his Canon gear after 28 years of use and moved to Nikon primarily because of the quality control issues especailly at the top end of the gear.
As an amateur I will continue to run with Canon as I've invested too much of my own funds in bodies and lens to change to another manufacturer. However its not much fun when the last 2 bodies I've purchased have had to be returned for re-calibration or replacement.


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Feb 23, 2010 09:38 |  #167

Well I upgraded to the 7d and have been disappointed. I like some others am unwilling to send in a new camera for repair...As I thought about moving to Nikon, it dawned on me the 7d was made to compete with the d300 (s), a year after the fact. I have tried the Nikon and am pleased so far with what its doing.


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Feb 23, 2010 09:42 |  #168

Red Dog wrote in post #9660579 (external link)
Spoke to a pro sports shooter on Saturday last who has given up his Canon gear after 28 years of use and moved to Nikon primarily because of the quality control issues especailly at the top end of the gear.
As an amateur I will continue to run with Canon as I've invested too much of my own funds in bodies and lens to change to another manufacturer. However its not much fun when the last 2 bodies I've purchased have had to be returned for re-calibration or replacement.

The quality control issues are starting to piss me off. I haven't been with Canon long but I am already seeing a pattern.


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Feb 23, 2010 09:59 |  #169

I really don't see how people would return their 7D unless there was something wrong with it.
I'm not sure what people are expecting... because I've done quite a few studio/portrait shoots with the 7D now, and comparing it to a 5D2 the difference was really quite minimal, even at 100%

I just don't think people are being paitient enough to give it the time..




  
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Feb 23, 2010 10:01 |  #170

Some of us, not all, are having problems with it. I just am not interested in sending it to Canon to repair like some others.


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Feb 23, 2010 10:21 |  #171

habenero wrote in post #9665238 (external link)
Some of us, not all, are having problems with it. I just am not interested in sending it to Canon to repair like some others.

So why are you trying to sell a broken 7D instead?




  
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Feb 23, 2010 10:23 |  #172

Uh-oh...whoever bought that guy 7D ? Request refund quickly :lol:

benesotor wrote in post #9665376 (external link)
So why are you trying to sell a broken 7D instead?


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Feb 23, 2010 10:44 |  #173

FWIW...
I have a friend who had to return her first two 7Ds because they had focus problems out-of-the-box. They simply did not perform. Yes, this person is skilled and knows what she is doing. Her 3rd 7D is a great performer. There are certainly some bad bodies out there.


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Feb 23, 2010 11:30 |  #174

because I knew some sucker that can't see past the canon logo would buy it....actually I returned it to the store, never changed the sig file.


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Feb 23, 2010 12:18 |  #175

Guys - not a long time ago I've met a gentleman with a d3x a 1.4 TC and a 500mm lens. While I was firing away he was unable to take a single shot with a camera and lens that just came back from Nikon service. A service he was unhappy with and now having to send the camera the lens and the TC back.
In the last 3 days I have taken horrible pictures. I assume it's me.


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Feb 23, 2010 21:10 |  #176

i am on my 2nd one and soon to be 3rd one. the camera shop owner isn't going to be happy and claims that RMA's need to be run thru canon and required permission from the canon rep to exchange it. (i would love someone in the know to tell me if this is true, as i bet he is going to freak when i come back and tell him that this 2nd one is garbage too and will try to make me go to canon which after only a month of ownership - total 1 month on two cameras return to factory is rubbish and i wont talorate it.)

anyways. my first one was fine for a couple of weeks, dead on... theni bought the 85mm 1.8 and all hell broke loose, instantly bad focus, no matter what i did, manual focus was shot but contrast based live view was 100% dead on (i know, two very very different focusing systems)

i even took it to the shop and showed him on a tripod repeatedly how "thru the lens" focusing was not working.

so i picked up the 2nd one the next day... same thing but much less.... but i figured i would give it a try and see what happens.

so far its really hit and miss but more miss than hit.

it is also now not focusing correctly with my 50mm 1.8 nor my Sigma 28-70 2.8.
an old 24mm 2.8 macro by quantarray (tech-10) works fine last i tried it.

i also noticed purple/green fringing with my 50mm 1.8 which never EVER happened on my 40D, 20D, XSi or Xti. but its happening now with my 7D.

anyways i am really afraid the store owner is going to tell me to piss off and call canon, he wouldn't do that he is a decent guy, but has a business to run. and i frankly will do the canon repair thing if i have to but with less than 600 shots on this new one... what do i do?

so to sum it all up.

the first 2 weeks were great,, nothing but great shots, low light or day light, any lens.
then, i get the 85mm 1.8 and it pretty much just screws the camera up,, not sure how, but it did. it doesnt even work right on my XSi. and now not even my 50mm works right on my XSi...

2nd camera isnt nearly as bad but still has issue focusing and will probably go back.




  
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Feb 23, 2010 21:51 |  #177

v_lestat wrote in post #9669753 (external link)
i am on my 2nd one and soon to be 3rd one. the camera shop owner isn't going to be happy and claims that RMA's need to be run thru canon and required permission from the canon rep to exchange it. (i would love someone in the know to tell me if this is true, as i bet he is going to freak when i come back and tell him that this 2nd one is garbage too and will try to make me go to canon which after only a month of ownership - total 1 month on two cameras return to factory is rubbish and i wont talorate it.)

anyways. my first one was fine for a couple of weeks, dead on... theni bought the 85mm 1.8 and all hell broke loose, instantly bad focus, no matter what i did, manual focus was shot but contrast based live view was 100% dead on (i know, two very very different focusing systems)

i even took it to the shop and showed him on a tripod repeatedly how "thru the lens" focusing was not working.

so i picked up the 2nd one the next day... same thing but much less.... but i figured i would give it a try and see what happens.

so far its really hit and miss but more miss than hit.

it is also now not focusing correctly with my 50mm 1.8 nor my Sigma 28-70 2.8.
an old 24mm 2.8 macro by quantarray (tech-10) works fine last i tried it.

i also noticed purple/green fringing with my 50mm 1.8 which never EVER happened on my 40D, 20D, XSi or Xti. but its happening now with my 7D.

anyways i am really afraid the store owner is going to tell me to piss off and call canon, he wouldn't do that he is a decent guy, but has a business to run. and i frankly will do the canon repair thing if i have to but with less than 600 shots on this new one... what do i do?

so to sum it all up.

the first 2 weeks were great,, nothing but great shots, low light or day light, any lens.
then, i get the 85mm 1.8 and it pretty much just screws the camera up,, not sure how, but it did. it doesnt even work right on my XSi. and now not even my 50mm works right on my XSi...

2nd camera isnt nearly as bad but still has issue focusing and will probably go back.

Just send it to canon, it is $15-20 insured shipping and you will have it back in a week. I had problems with my 85mm f/1.8 on the 7D, I originally sent the 85mm f/1.8 and they called me and told me to send the body and I got it back with "af assembly replaced, electrical adjustments". It seems much better.

Don't be afraid to send stuff to Canon, their products are crap out of the box with what seems like no quality control, but their repair center seems to do a really good job and they are very quick.


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Feb 23, 2010 22:22 |  #178

Saxi wrote in post #9670086 (external link)
Just send it to canon, it is $15-20 insured shipping and you will have it back in a week. I had problems with my 85mm f/1.8 on the 7D, I originally sent the 85mm f/1.8 and they called me and told me to send the body and I got it back with "af assembly replaced, electrical adjustments". It seems much better.

Don't be afraid to send stuff to Canon, their products are crap out of the box with what seems like no quality control, but their repair center seems to do a really good job and they are very quick.

If you call customer service at Canon USA Corporate offices, they may send you a pre paid shipping label. They did for me the second time I had to send in my 7D. IF you call 1.800.OK. Canon, they will gove you the phone number.


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Feb 23, 2010 22:23 |  #179

Mine is also with Cano for same focussing issues. I'm yet to hear from them about replacement. Will call them today to check.


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Feb 23, 2010 22:24 |  #180

Mike R wrote in post #9670281 (external link)
If you call customer service at Canon USA Corporate offices, they may send you a pre paid shipping label. They did for me the second time I had to send in my 7D. IF you call 1.800.OK. Canon, they will gove you the phone number.

Yeah, they will but I would not recommend it. The problem is if it gets lost in the mail, you will likely not have anyway to recover it. Both parties will blame the other and you will have no leverage to do anything. I would recommend spending the $20 and send it yourself.


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