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Canon EOS 1Ds Mark II

1dsmarkii
Review Date: Jun 17, 2013 Recommend? no | Price paid: $1,500.00 | Rating: 1 

 
Pros: Image quality, bracketing, custom functions, dual grips
Cons:
Consistent autofocus issue that renders the camera unusable for anything but landscape photos. I have sent it in 3 times to Canon Factory Repair and they have never managed to fix it.

I would not post a negative review for this product if Canon were able to fix the autofocus that has plagued this camera since day one. I previously owned the 1DS MK I, so I know what to expect from the autofocus of a 1D body. I also own a 5D, which actually outperforms this unit.

I have sent this body in to Canon repair a total of three times now. Each time for the same issue, which has never been adequately fixed. I advise you guys to thoroughly test your cameras after any Canon factory repair, because I honestly think that sometimes they don't even repair the issue and just charge you and send the camera back unrepaired.

I am a fanboy with any other Canon product I have ever used, including the 1DS MK I and 5D. But Canon's factory repair service has been pathetic and has not been able to get my 1DS MK II to original working specifications.

And now I think they might charge me for a third repair since the six months have passed since my last repair's warranty.

I am very unhappy with Canon. If they resolve this situation I might change the review.

Daniel Chui (www.chewyphoto.com)