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Old 11-08-2008, 16:54   #1 (permalink)
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Camera and Lens of to Hospital :(

Well, I've just sent my Canon 40D and my EF 70-200 f2.8L USM off to Lehmanns Noticed at a race a couple of weeks ago that shots with this combination were not as sharp as usual, so put it down to user error Had another go last week and there were virtually no shots from a small local race that I could use So phoned Canon as it's under warranty and they put me in touch with Lehmanns, I spoke to a guy there who said it could also be the camera that is out, so tested it this weekend with various lenses at another race, (making sure to take plenty of shots with the old 20D in case) and there is definately problems, using it's maximum burst rate, I was lucky if 1 in 6 shots wwere in focus, down from 5 out of 6 when I bought it last year.
Luckily both are still in warranty, so have been posted off today, and as I've joined the Canon Professional Service, they should be back by the end of the week, so fingers crossed!
Don't know what has happened as they are always in a good padded bag and haven't been dropped.
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Re: Camera and Lens of to Hospital :(

Not good

How did you join CPS by the way, as I tried & met the 3 L lens limit, but they insisted on 2 x 1d bodies ?
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Re: Camera and Lens of to Hospital :(

Hope both come back fit and well......I want to see somemore cycling shots!
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Old 11-08-2008, 20:11   #4 (permalink)
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Re: Camera and Lens of to Hospital :(

Dave - I put in 4 (70-200, 100-400, 24-105 & 17-40) lenses and the 20D and 40D and my 550ex Flash and it was fine. I also phoned them up, and the lady that adds everyone on, sorted out my membership number on the phone before she went on holiday on Friday afernoon. So try again, when you go to the drop down list, the 40D is there, along with the 10D and 20D. Apparently if no parts not in stock have to be ordered, 3 day turnaround.
P-E, so do I! I was at the National Junior Road Race Championships yesterday for British Cycling and got some ok shots, but not as good as I've been getting I had to get the photo's and report on site by that evening and even with Andy writing the report and me doing the photo's, by the time we'd got back from Oxford, had something to eat (we'd been out from 9:30 - 5:30) it was 11:30pm by the time we'd finished. I've decided not to do any more races where a report is needed, as with work and family, it's just too much, I'm very lucky Andy helps out.
I'll let you know what they say are the faults with the kit when I get it back.
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How did you join CPS by the way, as I tried & met the 3 L lens limit, but they insisted on 2 x 1d bodies ?
I think they ask for two pro bodies - I got in with the 40D and 5D.
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Re: Camera and Lens of to Hospital :(

That's the one, 2 pro bodies, and the list starts at the 10D upwards, but not the 300, 400 or 450D's.
Go for it Dave, it may come in handy.

Here is the link I followed https://pro.canon-europe.com/
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I think they ask for two pro bodies - I got in with the 40D and 5D.
I added my film (do we remember film? ) 1NHS as well for good measure.

The kit drop down list is a bit rubbish as one of my lenses isn't on it and the whole lot has a hissy fit if you don't have your serial numbers...

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Old 12-08-2008, 14:54   #8 (permalink)
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Re: Camera and Lens of to Hospital :(

Just checked the post office tracking number and I know they've got it, so just want it back now!!! In working order
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That's the one, 2 pro bodies, and the list starts at the 10D upwards, but not the 300, 400 or 450D's.
Go for it Dave, it may come in handy.

Here is the link I followed https://pro.canon-europe.com/
Yep, that's where I registered & received a mail saying I had successfully registered & would be issued a CPS account. About a week later I got an email stating 2 x 40D bodies are not Pro bodies, which are 1D* & therefore no CPS account
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Re: Camera and Lens of to Hospital :(

Try again Dave, but wait a couple of weeks until the lady who sets it up is back. Her name is Kate & I'll dig the phone number out & pm you.
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Re: Camera and Lens of to Hospital :(

Right, camera and lens have been returned. Apparently the lens is ok and the problem was with the body, which has been re-calibrated. I will take some test shots and see if it's better. Going to drag one of the whippets out into the park and make it run
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Re: Camera and Lens of to Hospital :(

Hmm, been trying shots of the whippets running, but so far no sharp shots, which could be down to me as they dart about everywhere at top speed. So am going to do some tripod shots in the garden later and a cycle race tomorrow. Fingers crossed or it will go back again.
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That doesn't sound good - fingers X'd
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Hope you get it sorted.
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Re: Camera and Lens of to Hospital :(

Going to do some tests in the garden this afternoon. Think I might just go and buy a 1D MkIII Not from Jessops though, went in as we were going past in town this morning to look at the price and the dopey girl behind the counter, didn't know what one was and couldn't find it on her system Is it surprising that they don't do so well when staff don't know the product.
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LOL.....my local shop doesn't seem too interested in getting one in stock for me
I thought you were going back to Nikon
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Re: Camera and Lens of to Hospital :(

Ok, photo's from Sunday were ok, but you know how somehow you don't trust something that's let you down. Looking at MkIII still, but agonising that I'm not good enough for the camera if that makes sense. Although hubby says we are going out on my Birthday this week to get one if I want as he doesn't know what else to get me, so he really is a star. But there is just the niggle in the back of my head saying, you won't know how to use it and it's just too good for you. Bit of a black mood at the moment
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P-E - Just how different are the MkII's etc to something like my 40D.
Leicester Jacobs and Jessops may have stock.
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Re: Camera and Lens of to Hospital :(

Someone who has one will give you a better answer, but the first question is whether you use a battery grip with the 40D. If so, the 1D will not seem that much larger. However, if (like me) you prefer a lighter and smaller camera, the 1D may come as a bit of a shock.

Another drawback, depending on your needs and point of view, is that the 1DMkIII (as opposed to the 1Ds) falls between two stools by having an APS-H (1.3x crop factor) sensor. That means it can't use SF-S lenses, but doesn't see the full image circle of full-frame EF lenses. If you're into ultra-wide angle, that's not really very helpful.

It may be better to wait for the 5D MkII, or just stick with the 40D which really is very good.
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Re: Camera and Lens of to Hospital :(

Sarah I'm sure you will be just fine if you choose a 1D body

I've never owned a 40D so I'm not sure how it handles but as for the 1D body.........

It's not known as the 'brick' for nothing it is heavy although I believe the MKIII is slightly lighter then the MkII & MKIIN.

You also get the weather sealed body which is a plus for you when you are in all that pouring rain (as long as your lenses are weathered sealed too). The battery also seems to go on forever.....I bought a spare and have never had to use it.

The AF is a fast which you can customise to suit your needs......in fact there is a whole host of customisable options.

Long lenses (70-200 & 300) feel nicely balanced on the body.

As for the MKIII (which I don't own 'yet')......the only thing that worries me is the AF problem which some now say that the later bodies don't have plus the option to calibrate your lenses (I think I would spend for too long messing with that).

Rumour is (and you know what the net is like for rumours ) that there is soon to be announced a 50D with a weather sealed body amonst other things.

Last time I looked Jessops at Leicester did have one in stock although I would be tempted to hold off until the end of this month to see what Canon will announce........hope you have a great Birthday
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Re: Camera and Lens of to Hospital :(

Thank you both for your answers, I have held one of the MkII and the size wasn't a problem for me, so fine from that point.
I'm not into very wide angle shots, so crop wouldn't be too much of a problem for me. I do enjoy landscape work, but not very wide angle work, I think my 10-20 sigma would still be ok for me on it.
Still main problem is me Would I be good enough for it etc. Also the rumours, which I have been following, particularly the 5D MkII, which if rumours are correct, may have 6 fps and also that weather sealed 50D. It's just with the sports, I'm sooooo tempted, having saved a bit, to go for a real proper sports camera but maybe it's just camera envy after going to the world track champs & seeing all that lovely big shiny gear
I'll have a word with hubby and perhaps see what canon announce.
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Re: Camera and Lens of to Hospital :(

Unfortunately the Sigma 10-20 wouldn't be much good with the 1D. It's designed for 1.6x sensors and would therefore not fill the (1.3x) frame of the 1D - you'd get vignetting.
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