« on: January 21, 2015, 07:08:32 PM »
I just hope I can still purchase a full downloadable version; I don't want a cloud version
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If the Pancake is an option, the Pancake is always the correct choice.
I had mine in for cleaning and check after about 50k, primarily to clean the sensor. It turned out that the particles I had on the sensor was from a part that was wearing down. Apparently a known fault, which had slipped my attention. Everything was fixed and I probably have another 50k exposures now and the camera still performs as new.
I have been pondering the same thing, though I am only looking at Apple solutions. The obvious choice is the new Mac Pro but the truth is I think they are overkill for photography and they are unnecessarily expensive when you add in the required storage etc. This may or may not be important to you.
In the mean time my mind has been wandering to an old Mac Pro 12 core, I like that it is self contained, fully upgradeable with USB 3, FW800 and multiple Ethernet connections, as well as up to 7 internal HDD's along with reasonably priced RAM up to 128GB. It can't do Thunderbolt but with the interface options it does have I don't see that as an issue for a specialised photo computer running two screens. There are several companies that will sell you one with 3.46GHz processors with warranties too.
I'd like to know if anybody can point out any glaring issues I am missing by thinking like this, and again, I am not interested in PC or Hackintosh solutions.
Mine won't support USB 3.0 without headaches so that sucks but otherwise it's fine. It must have 6000hrs of run time and I've never had any problems with it. Highly recommended.
I have, for the moment, switched back to Aperture for post processing. If Apple had not announced that they have stopped further development of Aperture I might make it a permanent switch back, sigh.
Sample RAW image from 7D Mark II processed in Aperture:
seemingly helpless and apathetic.
It sort of a no-win situation. For many reasons, this being one of the biggies, I prefer to perform my own repairs, service, etc whenever possible. But fixing my $3500 DSLR isn't something I really want to do if others are more experienced and good at it.
Good luck getting your camera back ASAP and working like new again!
The pent prism assembly is likely the part. I'd say it includes the transmissive screen, which may not be replaceable as a individual part.
That's why the service rep can't find it in the parts list.
The tech will obviously know what you are seeing, the issue is in getting the problem to him.
Sometimes its better to just describe the problem rather than trying to tell them which part is the issue. The fix may be to move the AF sensor in the bottom of the camera to line up better with the LCD.