Thursday, August 12, 2010

Lenses Falling Off

Below is an article posted by Pro Photography Show concerning the issue of lenses falling off of the Canon 5D Mark ii, and now reportedly the 7D as well.  Sadly, I don’t think this is even the extent of the problem, as I have incurred this problem twice as well…on the 50D.  As with anyone this may have happened with, I really thought I was alone.  I remember thinking, I must have some how accidentally, pressed and held the release button and 'turned the lens – all without knowing it – fat chance – but, well, it could happen right???  Well, according to this article by Pro Photography Show it’s not happening to everyone, but the problem definitely exists.  Thanks Choo Yeung Yao for passing on this article :D

“Everyone has not had the problem, but as verified by more continual comments, the issue very real. Many don’t realize how serious it is until it happens to them (which can be at any time). At this point I don’t see how it can be denied that there’s a serious design flaw in some of Canon’s release mechanisms. Shame on your Canon for ignoring this problem. To anyone having this issue, let everyone know. If you get lens damage due to this, don’t just pay up. If you’re a CPS member contact your Canon rep and explain the issue. Ask them to fix the lens under warranty. If you don’t know who your rep is, contact Canon customer service (              800-652-2666         800-652-2666). Don’t hesitate to direct reps to this post to backup what you’re telling them. The easiest way is with the short link…

The issue is also started occurring on the Canon 7D. Apparently canon did not address the problem when they designed the new body. Based on this, I recommend all Canon users be cautious. This keeps happening on more Canon bodies and depending on how you hold your camera you could be next. I don’t plan on a brand switch at this time, but if Canon does not address this issue I’m nearing a point where I may stop recommending their SLR’s. We’ll see how this plays out. In the meantime please share your comments and tell people anytime it happens. You’re not alone… Gav”

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