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  • Brad1711
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    Originally posted by E-Diddy!
    My 300D has just gone down for a six week repair, after warranty. Shutter lock. Only thing I can think of saying right now is @)$* %#(*@#^!
    How many releases had it had?

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  • E-Diddy!
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    Originally posted by Showtime100
    Yea, that might work. They have your camera, and the ability to fix it and charge what they want. What do you have to bargin with?

    Duke
    To the guy on the phone: "Well, that price sounds a little steep for me, especially since I'm considering lens upgrading...yeah I was thinking about getting your 100-400L but since I'll have to pay for this repair instead it looks like I'll have to settle with the Sigma 80-400 OS since its a little cheaper price-wise...I like the Canon better for sure I've tried them both...what can you do for me?" and see how that goes...

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  • Showtime100
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    Originally posted by E-Diddy!
    I might have to do some negotiating with the guy on the phone
    Yea, that might work. They have your camera, and the ability to fix it and charge what they want. What do you have to bargin with?

    Duke

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  • E-Diddy!
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    My estimate should come early next week, hopefully it won't be so much that I can't afford a 100-400L...I might have to do some negotiating with the guy on the phone

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  • Greg
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    I shot with a 300D for the last 22 months and I never had a problem. It performed as advertised in all respects, really a nice camera.

    I just traded up to a 10D and so far it has been every bit as good as my 300D.

    The vast majority of users don't have problems with their DSLR's, you just hear about the ones who have problems.

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  • MaltaAirSpotter
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    Nikon??

    Originally posted by HelmutS
    I wonder how long Nikon would take for the same repair. Not trying to create any brand-flamewars but all the storys about Canon Service I hear online are decidedly bad and this one fits right in.
    My D70 took 2 months, 1 day.... under warranty!

    I've been loyal to the brand for the last 15 years.... wont be for much longer..

    Originally posted by kukkudrill
    Don't want to spark off any flame wars, but I'm considering getting a DSLR eventually and I've been inclined towards Canon on the basis of what I've read in dpreview and other places. However, I've seen a few threads on the net about Canons going defective so I'm wondering how Nikon compares with Canon on reliability. Any views on this? Like I said, no flaming please.

    Charles
    Charles,

    The 350D is one hell of a piece of kit - and cheaper than the D70S. In Malta, Canon is the best bet, as they are repaired by the local agent, rather than being sent abroad like my Nikon...

    I didnt have much choice as I already had Nikon lenses, but if you dont have such constraints, I believe the 350D is a great camera with the best service backup available.

    Mark

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  • HelmutS
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    Originally posted by kukkudrill
    However, I've seen a few threads on the net about Canons going defective so I'm wondering how Nikon compares with Canon on reliability. Any views on this? Like I said, no flaming please.

    Charles
    Neither Canon nor Nikon have any systematic faults that would render their cameras kaputt after a given time, so reliability should be the same for both.

    Nikon had issues with factory-built in backfocus on the early patch of D70's but that's long solved.

    I think if you're worried about reliability, then try to get a good idea about the service quality either company provides. Personally I'm obviously biased towards Nikon, but for me from all the Canon-Storys I hear, it seems that Canon just takes longer to fix their stuff.

    A Canon owner may tell a different story, however.

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  • Kwashiorkor
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    Hey Charles! What I found out when reading over the internet: regardless of what DSLR you buy, there is a high chance it won't work as proposed. This is especially true for the low- to midlevel ones.

    I'm reading only backfocus and sloping sensor for the Dynax 7D (mine had/has that, too), every different kind of problem (lots of "error 99" and who knows what) with the Canons and did you know the backfocus testchart has been specifically made for the Nikon D70?

    If you get one which is working without problems you could probably win in the lottery, too!

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  • kukkudrill
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    Don't want to spark off any flame wars, but I'm considering getting a DSLR eventually and I've been inclined towards Canon on the basis of what I've read in dpreview and other places. However, I've seen a few threads on the net about Canons going defective so I'm wondering how Nikon compares with Canon on reliability. Any views on this? Like I said, no flaming please.

    Charles

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  • RingwaySam
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    Originally posted by OY-KBN
    wow. 2 months ?? :rolleyes: anyway I hope you're glad with your 50-500mm .. How is it performing ..is it what you've expected it to be ??

    any pro's
    or cons ?
    That's because Jessops apparently "forgot" to send it off, Dumb asses! Jessops Suck I know!

    Yeah the 50-500 is performing pretty good at the moment

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  • Kwashiorkor
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    @PT737SWA: No, not a Canon and not such a plastic thingy either . I have, well, should have, a Minolta Dynax/Maxxum 7D which is probably really good when/if it works. But mine doesn't.

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  • MaxPower
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    Originally posted by RingwaySam
    It sounds abit like when my 75-300mm IS. It was coming out with the right side blurry, So I sent it off to waarranty and it arrived 2 months later At least it was fixed. Anyway I just whent and bought a 50-500mm so i'll just keep the 75-300mm incase.
    wow. 2 months ?? :rolleyes: anyway I hope you're glad with your 50-500mm .. How is it performing ..is it what you've expected it to be ??

    any pro's
    or cons ?

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  • FlyingPhotog
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    Originally posted by Kwashiorkor
    Yeah, another satisfied DSLR user. Mine just came back from the fourth rapair and I have the feeling that it still won't work like it should.
    Do you have a 300D too? I haven't heard of any issues from D70 users.

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  • RingwaySam
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    It sounds abit like when my 75-300mm IS. It was coming out with the right side blurry, So I sent it off to waarranty and it arrived 2 months later At least it was fixed. Anyway I just whent and bought a 50-500mm so i'll just keep the 75-300mm incase.

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  • MaxPower
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    anywy sorry before , Eric ..
    now i understand ya how you feel, ..

    good luck with your slides for at least 6 weeks ..

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