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Andrew,
Not only I understand but I feel or borrowing your word, emphathize, your frustration. I really hope that they fix or tweak back your camera to the condition it was before, if not better. I know a few others that experience the issues from back then but how many people here that make a lot of noise experience the situation first hand? How many bad copies of 1D Mark III (after the submirror fix) do exist actually? Like I said, quite a bit of regurgitation going on.

BTW, I am not blindly pledging my allegiance to Canon. As matter of fact, I bought my first Nikkor lens that I really like . Whatever floats my boat!

Edited on Feb 28, 2008 at 09:16 AM



Feb 28, 2008 at 09:13 AM
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Oh I understand... It's a real frustrating time for me right now. I am generally happy with Canon and as long as they do me right with this current situation, I'll remain as such.

I plan to actually tone down my negativity towards them going forward as long as they continue to do the right thing by me.

I really just want to get out and use my 300 and Mark III without any hesitation at all. When I can do that "again" I'll be a happy camper.

Have a good day!

Andrew



Feb 28, 2008 at 09:22 AM
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My experience with my DSIII has been pretty good, actually. My main issue was the dust spec on the sensor which was there from the start and I had to send it in to get cleaned. I also checked for sensor alignment and found it off by about .25 degree. No big deal at all, but I did have them fix it when I sent it in. Got camera back in one week with everything fixed. Terrific camera. Quality control could be better based upon a number of misalignment reports of around 1 degree (unacceptable) but at least that issue is a relatively easy fix.

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Feb 28, 2008 at 10:07 AM
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My camera shipped with the latest 1DsIII firmware, v1.0.6. Bought 1/1/08 from Amazon. The viewfinder was perfectly straight and servo focus has been good so far. Is it better than my 1D2N ? Not sure, but I think it is at least as good AF wise.

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Feb 28, 2008 at 10:14 AM
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1ds III - Horizon 1 degree off, auto focus is flawless. Best focus I have ever used. The horizon issue is a big one though. I can't send it back for repair because funnily enough I need to use it for my job and I need to get paid all the time if I'm going to give canon 6000 for a dogs ass camera that has been assembled by a drunk. Frigging nightmare. Canon suck, That's a fact.


Feb 28, 2008 at 06:03 PM
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AGeoJO wrote:
Since you experienced this first hand, can elaborate some more, please? I heard about this lately but not quite sure what the exact problem is.


The viewfinder is very slightly rotated around the lens axis compared to the sensor, so you think you have taken a picture with a perfectly horizontal... horizon, but the file itself shows the horizon to be a bit skewed. It's by a very small amount, but I decided to get it fixed so that I don't take 3 years of slightly crooked pictures.



Feb 28, 2008 at 08:55 PM
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kirstin wrote:
1ds III - Horizon 1 degree off, auto focus is flawless. Best focus I have ever used. The horizon issue is a big one though. I can't send it back for repair because funnily enough I need to use it for my job and I need to get paid all the time if I'm going to give canon 6000 for a dogs ass camera that has been assembled by a drunk. Frigging nightmare. Canon suck, That's a fact.


If you are a CPS member (like I am) they should give you a loaner

IMHO if Canon are going to charge such ridiculously high prices - up into the realm of medium format (almost) for a camera body it damn well shouldn't have a wonky pentaprism and if it does they ought to give you an alternative while they fix it, and quickly.

I have been a Canon man all my life because of their innovation and lenses but recently I have seen them really slip badly.

David



Feb 29, 2008 at 12:28 AM
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files are too big and clog up my little hard drive. somehow my CF cards shrunk too.


Feb 29, 2008 at 12:46 AM
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ridiculously high prices---up to the realm of medium format? go check out a new hassy


Feb 29, 2008 at 12:48 AM
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rbranan wrote:
ridiculously high prices---up to the realm of medium format? go check out a new hassy


There are cheaper alternatives. Hasselblads have always been too expensive.

With Nikon's pro D3 I think the 1Ds3 is hugely overpriced now

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Feb 29, 2008 at 12:50 AM
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stoked with mine. I have owned the 2 previous models prior to this (the 1DS2 for three years) & from my experience each new model has improvements significant enough to make the upgrade worthwhile.


Feb 29, 2008 at 01:23 AM
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dhphoto wrote:
There are cheaper alternatives. Hasselblads have always been too expensive.

With Nikon's pro D3 I think the 1Ds3 is hugely overpriced now


At 21Mpixels... I dont think so



Feb 29, 2008 at 01:36 AM
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"If you are a CPS member (like I am) they should give you a loaner"

Good luck. CPS does not have any loaner 1DsMK3's. At least they didn't the week before last. They will loan you a MKII but most people needing a loaner MK3 already have a MKII.



Feb 29, 2008 at 02:29 AM
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kirstin wrote:
1ds III - Horizon 1 degree off, auto focus is flawless. Best focus I have ever used. The horizon issue is a big one though. I can't send it back for repair because funnily enough I need to use it for my job and I need to get paid all the time if I'm going to give canon 6000 for a dogs ass camera that has been assembled by a drunk. Frigging nightmare. Canon suck, That's a fact.


Why don't you tell us how you really feel?

I sympathize, but as a professional, I owe it to my clients never to put myself in a position where the loss of one item for repair would prevent me from working. I've had 3 products back to CPS just this year for out of warranty repair/adjustment/cleaning. That's just business.



Feb 29, 2008 at 06:27 AM
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With the risk of being flamed, Hassy the 503 cwd which I contemplated buying is a great camera, but f... me for 11 grand you don't even get a metering device (pme prisms are extra) not to mention autofocus. It's like back to stoneage, truelly the pictures are amazing.



Feb 29, 2008 at 11:54 AM
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margelatu wrote:
With the risk of being flamed, Hassy the 503 cwd which I contemplated buying is a great camera, but f... me for 11 grand you don't even get a metering device (pme prisms are extra) not to mention autofocus. It's like back to stoneage, truelly the pictures are amazing.


I used Hasselblads (film) for years and years in studios I worked in, I even had my own kit, lovely, tactile, expensive, a bit exclusive

That was until a fellow pro showed me the results he was getting with an RB67 at half the price. The lenses truly were sharper and had better contrast. THE BEST lens I have ever seen was a new 127mm RB lens.

Hasselblad, Shmasselblad, waste of money IMHO

David

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Feb 29, 2008 at 12:09 PM
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dhphoto wrote:
With Nikon's pro D3 I think the 1Ds3 is hugely overpriced now


1.75x the pixels for 1.5x the price. Good value if detail matters to you.



Feb 29, 2008 at 01:06 PM
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brainiac wrote:
1.75x the pixels for 1.5x the price. Good value if detail matters to you.


You and I both know it's just not that simple



Feb 29, 2008 at 01:19 PM
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price of new one is the problem


Feb 29, 2008 at 04:05 PM
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kirstin wrote:
1ds III - Horizon 1 degree off, auto focus is flawless.


Maybe the final fix to the 1D Mk III AF problems should be to change the sensor's alignment....

Happy shooting,
Yakim.




Feb 29, 2008 at 05:55 PM
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