This is probably a better question for the retailers. Had the sigma impacted the Canon's sales? If not... then my answer would be not for a long time.
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'White box' is not used or anything like that, it's a 'kit lens' not in the kit anymore. Just be sure the warranty card is with it (which I'm sure Adorama would include!) and you'll be fine. I would think the lens hood would be with it, I bought one that way (of course, I worked at the camera store it came from!). And the bag, front and back caps.
The Warranty card does nothing. For service, you need a receipt from a authorized dealer (Like Adorama). You can toss the warranty card.
One small thing about the 24-105, there is some small rubber band or something that goes bad after five years or so... so just be careful of buying too used...
On every single one? Isn't that a defect that Canon should fix before allowing them to be sold?
They can make an APS-C version of their 120MP APC-H sensor. Etc.
That would make for a 66MP sensor. Does any of Canon's lenses have the resolving power to match that?
Well damn, I didn't even think to look on Canon's site specifically. I figured they'd be way more expensive.
Is a refurbished lens better than a new, white box lens, though? Doesn't refurbished mean that it was broken at one point and then fixed?
Not necessarily... refurb equipment is stuff that is returned to the factory for whatever reason, which can include buyers remorse. They check out the equipment and make sure it's functioning up to spec. I bought a refurbed 5DII a couple years ago that had less than 100 clicks. I also purchased 3 refurbed lenses and 2 flashes, and never had an issue with any of it. Certainly some of the refurbished units could have been broken and then fixed, but with a warranty of 1 year, there is much less risk.
Just figured out how to accomplish this on my 6D (I'm behind the times here) Looking for some inspiration...
You'd think they'd put AFMA in it. It counts as a good user feature but really it also helps Canon increase user satisfaction by letting owners fix any minor manufacturing boo boos themselves.
Why wouldn't they do that? Otherwise most people with slightly out of whack lenses or bodies just suffer with it and tell people their Canon just wasn't very sharp. Maybe they buy a Pentax next time.
Then others have to deal with the hassle of sending their body and one favorite lens off for adjustment at Canon which is no fun for either the owner or for Canon, and it is all avoidable if they'd just include AFMA.
If the ketchup companies are smart enough to add "shake well before serving" to their labels, so that the user is more likely to have a positive experience with their condiments, why would a camera maker leave out AFMA?
I'm not concerned about the photos.... but reducing the functionality of the camera/lens to reduce its resale value if stolen.
If Canon incorporates this locking functionality across the board, thieves would have a fiduciary causation to avoid Canon gear.
It's a good start, but a better solution would increase your chances of getting caught. Put a cellular chip in the thing, but leave it powered down. If someone fails to unlock the camera with a fingerprint or PIN, the cellular chip immediately goes live, and every thirty seconds, sends GPS coordinates back to Canon servers until the user unlocks it correctly. To make it infeasible for criminals to disable this feature, use a self-contained microcontroller instead of the main CPU, powered by a supercapacitor deep inside the unit.
I think I listen too much to people here... I expose to the right by a 3rd of a stop... so my images out of camera all look overexposed with little contrast and even less saturation. But that is what post is for... fixing what I broke.
As long as you haven't clipped highlights then you haven't broken anything, just bring things back down in post and you should have a cleaner image - that's what ETTR is all about. I don't use it all the time, but it can help with some high ISO shots sometimes.
I think it's a shame that post processing sometimes gets associated with "fixing"; for me it's all about enhancing what's there.
Didn´t read whole thread, but it would be nice to have the option - you look into viewfinder, it scans your eye, and lets you store data on memory card (for next time chosen)..
I try to understand this subject.
It makes sense to lock your mobile since it contains a lot of private information - like contacts (some people store a lot of add. info with those contacts), social media, photos, email etc
Your camera.....it has a memory card with photos only. Let's say the camera get stolen. The thief will open the memory card slot and has access to the photos. A pincode does not prevent it.
A pincode that prevent the use of the camera? You think that the thief will bring it back? He may throw the camera or try to sell it for parts. But you will not get it back.
A thief knowing that stealing this kind of camera doesn't make sense because it has a pincode? Most will not know that and try to steal it anyway.
Even if you have a pincode (or fingerprint scan) it doesn't bring back camera or photos. Yes, photos...it would make sense to encrypt the storaged photos so a stranger would have difficulty to access them. But encrypt photos while they get stored on the memory card will slow down the burst speed - not something we want.
A good insurrance will help...(not bringing back your photos though)