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| p.1 #18 · 5D III - Viewfinder Red Light Issue or Non-Issue |
I still can't believe they let it out like that. Did no one notice? *incredulous* In my official feedback to Canon I actually said they should consider carefully who they are asking for feedback (or listening to) if this wasn't on the list of "stuff we have to fix before release".
The 7D was clearly the test bed for this system, and I, too, find it interesting that no one in the 7D camp complained about it. Perhaps it's the group of users being a bit different for each body, I don't know...
Todd Klassy wrote:
All I can add is this:
1.) I miss many more shots than I ever did with my 20D, 5D, or 5D Mark II, and this makes me angry...
...The 5D II was a step backwards IMHO, and the 5D Mark III could have been a step forward, but then they screwed up the AF point illumination. It is hard for me to forgive them, but could if they made an honest effort to solve some of this with a firmware fix.
Customers have been complaining about this problem since early March. Check the other, more active boards. There is a ton...Show more →
Wow, regarding number 1) above, that's hard to imagine. And I can't honestly say I've heard the 5DII being referred to as a 'step backwards' (in anything but the AF department, which was in actuality no step at all), but I admit that everyone's mileage varies (widely!).
Although I can understand your frustration, it seems a bit out of proportion with what is otherwise an excellent body, as you admitted. Having lived through the 1D MkIII fiasco I can empathize, though I'd suggest not getting increasingly frustrated as time goes on, since it's unlikely that the AF point illumination issue will be resolved to everyone's liking. There are pros and cons to every single piece of equipment out there, and some cons we just need to learn to live with and adapt to, unfortunately. I think this issue is possibly more significant for the 1Dx, being that it is primarily a sports and low-light journalism type of camera.
As far as the large numbers of complaints on 'more active boards', I'm quite happy right here, thank you.