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Feb 27, 2009 03:50 |  #1

Hi,

Just got a Mk II sitting on my lap. Battery is still charging.

I have just upgraded from a 40D.

However I have noticed that the shutter button when pressed feels more like pressing down on a spring rather than the half click, full click that I was used to on a 40D.

Is this normal? :confused:




  
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Feb 27, 2009 04:14 |  #2

Just wait until the battery is charged and play with the camera.

I bet your shutter is ok and you're just anxious to start playing with the camera. :)

Congratulations on your new toy! It's an amazing camera!


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Feb 27, 2009 04:16 |  #3

It just feels so different to the 40D that I am used which gets me. There is no definitive click when I press down on it.




  
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Feb 27, 2009 04:19 |  #4

Kruzkal wrote in post #7416988 (external link)
It just feels so different to the 40D that I am used which gets me. There is no definitive click when I press down on it.

To me it didn't feel different from my 30D.

Was you battery fully depleted? When I got my Mark II I played with it in the store and at home until it shutdown due to low-battery. Only then did I charge it.

You could read the manual in the meantime...


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Feb 27, 2009 04:23 |  #5

That is the problem. I have owned a 400D and 40D and have used a 350D, 450D, 20D, 30D and a 5D (long ago so not sure about this one), and they were pretty consistent.




  
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Feb 27, 2009 05:11 |  #6

more rubbery feel on the 5dmark2, probably due to the dust sealing.


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Feb 27, 2009 05:21 |  #7

Nikolas wrote in post #7417083 (external link)
more rubbery feel on the 5dmark2, probably due to the dust sealing.

Yep.

I noticed the same thing from my 20D > 5D Mk II, Kruzkal - perfectly normal!




  
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Feb 27, 2009 05:35 |  #8

they are two different cameras..i would expect some differences....


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Feb 27, 2009 05:37 |  #9

It's very soft/springy/rubbery.

Actually feels REALLY nice once you get used to it. Like you said, its very different to the metallic click of the 40d.


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Feb 27, 2009 05:47 |  #10

OK. I am back to excited now! Cheers guys.

Roll on lunch break!




  
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Feb 27, 2009 06:18 |  #11

It's normal Kruzkal. There's no half click on the 5d2 shutter.


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Feb 27, 2009 09:43 as a reply to  @ Metalstrm's post |  #12

There's no "click" sound (nor would I want a "click" sound) but I feel a definite half-detent. It feels the same as my 5D, 10D, and 20D--more solid than my 300D, Elan. Far more solid than my Mamiya RZ67, but less solid than my F1.


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Feb 27, 2009 13:51 |  #13

I noticed this too when I first pressed the button while the batteries were charging. Once the batteries were in it soon became obvious how nice the shutter button felt!


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Feb 27, 2009 14:44 |  #14

Maybe I'm in the minority here, but I'm not a fan of how the 5D MKII shutter button feels. It's too soft and mushy, and offers little feedback. I MUCH prefer the feel of my 50D shutter button. It's crisp, and firm, and breaks cleanly. The shutter on the 5D MKII was the only negative thing I've found on it.


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Feb 27, 2009 14:49 as a reply to  @ BigBlueDodge's post |  #15

It's quiet so as not to disturb the wildlife during autofocus.


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