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Aug. 9th, 2005

So.... my 10D will no longer focus. Auto or manually...

I noticed some problems during my shoot Sunday. Saturday it was fine... Today it sort of froze, clicked and died. No more focus - with any of my lenses... Canon or SIgma. Calling Canon tomorrow. Guess I should have bought a back up sooner. I was planning to wait and see what Canon releases next, but I guess I'll be picking up a 20D this week and sending the 10D off to be repaired...

With my luck, they will release a full frame 12 megapixel camera for $2000 next month.



Uggg....

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tropism
Aug. 25th, 2005 10:21 pm (UTC)
Well, they're releasing a full-frame 12 megapixel camera for about $3.2K in October (which means it'll probably be readily available for about $2.5K a few months after from B&H and other reputable discounters...)

http://www.robgalbraith.com/public_files/Canon_EOS_5D_White_Paper.pdf
blaneyphoto
Aug. 25th, 2005 10:39 pm (UTC)
thanks... yeah, I read about the 5d about 10 minutes after making this post - see my OTHER post from August 9th and 22nd.

I'm sticking with my 2 10D's. Full frame makes no difference to me, and my clients rarely need anything (never) larger than a 6mp file...
tropism
Aug. 25th, 2005 11:30 pm (UTC)
*laughs* Yeah, I saw that a minute or two later.

Full frame is a mixed blessing for me; it gives me 'longer' lenses and better macro, but, of course, means that I need shorter lenses to shoot at 'normal' focal lengths. There're a few reasons that I'm excited about this new camera, mostly because it's got better performance in a few things that're important to me. I won't be buying one until it comes down in price a little, though. *grin*
blaneyphoto
Aug. 25th, 2005 11:41 pm (UTC)
I'd bet it only comes down a few hundred bucks though. I think Canon is establishing certain price points and adding/discontinuing cameras in order to fill the spaces - for instance, they didn't just lower the price on the 10D when the 20D came out, it was just gone. This new one creates a whole new spot in the lineup, which is good... but I think it will hold its ground price-wise. Just my prediction...
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