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Did the 50D fix the 40D shutter button issue?

 
ingraman
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Oct 07, 2009 13:51 |  #1

I’ve noticed some complaint about the 40D shutter button not responding, which results in a trip to Canon repair. Is this issue as common on the 50D?




  
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Oct 07, 2009 14:21 |  #2

ingraman,
Hmm... I haven't heard of the 40D shutter button problem? ???
I have used mine for two years now and haven't had any shutter or shutter button problems.


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Oct 07, 2009 14:29 |  #3

I've taken over 12000 shots on my 50D, and the only time I've had an issue is when I didn't obtain focus.


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Oct 07, 2009 14:30 |  #4

I have also never heard of the 40D shutter button issue. I have A LOT of shots on mine and never had it not respond.


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Oct 07, 2009 14:38 as a reply to  @ silvrr's post |  #5

I had a problem with the shutter button on my 40D which was repaired under warranty, but as far as I can tell it's an isolated occurrence and not an issue with the camera in general.


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Oct 07, 2009 15:13 |  #6

No problems with my two 40Ds either...
Actually it's the first time I hear about this issue :)


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Oct 07, 2009 16:27 |  #7

I'm approaching 10,000 with my 50D and I've had zero issues with the shutter button.




  
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Oct 07, 2009 18:19 |  #8

I would think that if there was a shutter button problem with the 40D there would be 2-3 threads about it, must be another urban legend.


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Oct 07, 2009 21:51 as a reply to  @ ralff's post |  #9

I have not heard of this problem with the 50D yet, but it has occurred to some extent with all the other bodies in the XXD lineup as far as I know. It happened to my 30D and when I searched for an answer about what was going on I found out quite a lot of evidence about people who had similar experiences.
This problem seems to be related to the lack of full weather sealing on the shutter button area. When dust or moisture enter that part of the camera the contacts can get dirty and the shutter button won't be as responsive as it used to be.
I'm not sure if there was any improvement on the 50D weather-sealing over the 40D; if not, I would assume that it is possible that this could happen to the 50D too.

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Oct 08, 2009 22:42 |  #10

I have a 10D, a 20D, and a 40D with that problem.




  
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Oct 08, 2009 23:00 |  #11

It's apparently a lack of weather sealing - not number of actuations.

I do 4-10K shots per month on my 40D, and it recently started acting up - but I followed the advice of another thread and blew some compressed air into the shutter button while I was holding it down and that seems to have helped.




  
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Nov 09, 2009 20:43 as a reply to  @ jkantor's post |  #12

The shutter button issue hasn't been fixed on the 50D, I can testify to that as I have a 50D and it started exibiting the problem about a month ago, just before the warranty ran out. Canon Japan have offered to fix it for me if indeed they can repeat the problem. However, given that it's intermittent (although getting worse of late) I have a feeling that it will be returned with 'fault not found' on the box.

Very irritating. The problem started after around 10,000 photos. Get it together Canon...his problem has been going on for far too long.




  
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