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Canon EOS 5D Mark II

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Review Date: Aug 13, 2009 Recommend? no | Price paid: Not Indicated

 
Pros: At the moment I do not have anything positive to say about this camera
Cons:
... a huge build (body) quality issue!!!

So much (usually good) has been said and written about the 5d Mark ii. I have been reading the reviews and looking at the sample pictures (some, to be honest I wasn't very impressed with the quality)...Since I have been a Canon enthusiast I took the dive and bought 5d Mark ii. I handled it with an utmost care as I never cared for any of my cameras. I took some 50 pictures with the telephoto lens (they were OK). I tried the video future but the buzzing from the telephoto's IS motor was unbearable. The video wasn't what I expected . The Canon Digital Photo Professional would not install on my computer. Then I couldn't open any of the RAW pictures... Anyway, for this much of money someone would expect a very solid camera! Two days ago I took the 5d Mark ii to get some outdoor pictures. I took off the lens cover, turned the camera on and looked into the visor. To my surprise I saw two black horizontal lines inside the viewing area. That puzzled me. I took the lens off and a piece of something white fell out on the sidewalk. It was the mirror. The black lines were the frame for the mirror. It has never happened to any of my cameras. This one I handled with an extra care. I has not been shaken, dropped or anything of this matter. How on earth it got out of the frame and fell out??? Immediately I returned it to the store for a replacement, which will come in in couple of weeks. I was fortunate it happened only after a few days after the purchase. Now I am debating if I should invest so much money in something that may bring so much grief at any time. Is Canon losing its quality??? Beware of the expensive lemons out there!!!