Maybe it is, may be it is not.
I find it highly suspicious.
Strange that we suddenly have quite a few first time posters asking the documents to be published or claiming that they've had problems with their gear.
I do not find an issue with that.
I am not a first time poster and at the same time asked for more material. The reason is I have a 24-70 2.8 ii which did not belong to any of the problem' categories were referred in this forum (clicking, bubbles, front element coming in contact with the filter and coating issue). So I though I was lucky.
But i stumbled upon 3 Errors 01 (Communication between lens and camera). Since the lens was new and the camera didn't have issues with any other lens it was a 24-70 2.8 II lens problem. It didn't happen again but I will always be afraid that it might happen so in important shootings I will have to carry a backup lens of similar characteristics. Now I learn that my lens will possibly have issues with a problematic spring (if seems it is made before aug 2013).
So yes I do want to know about Canon issues.
Tron, I am well aware that you are not first time poster, I did learn a little math in school
... but seriously, I always find it suspicious when many first time posters show up only to complain, without providing any specifics about the problems they've faced with their Canon gear and how Canon handled it
... which to me is highly suspicious. The 2 threads that have started so far on this topic directly or indirectly state that Canon has design flaws and they charge the customers to fix those issues ... this suggests that Canon is desperate for measly amounts, which I find very hard to believe. Seriously, how many lenses go back to Canon for repairs? how much do they charge the customer for it? ... OK forget that, lets take a count on how many CR members sent back their lenses and/or cameras for repairs that were design flaws and got charged for it? I have NEVER had any Canon lens or Camera go for repair (except for when I dropped a lens). If anyone has got proof, let them come out with it and provide specifics. There are so many long time members here and I'd like to know how many of them have complaints about Canon charging them for fixing design flaws.
Yes, I too would like to know if there are any issues but it must be backed with proof ... but so far I do not see these first time posters coming up with any specifics and/or proof ... all we've got so far are mere speculations and claims from them.