A few people in this forum have been wanting a new DSLR body that is even smaller than the Rebel and uses EF lens. Some have been quoting that film SLR were made smaller than the Rebel. I hope that they realize that there is no grip on the small SLR and the lens mount are smaller in the old days. I just cannot see that anything smaller than the Rebel with hand grip and EF mount can still fit in an adult's hand. As it is now, even the 40D has only about 1/2 inch on the non-grip side of the body and about 3/4 inch between the grip and the lens.
April 20, 2014, 09:30:52 PM
Topic: 60D Flip Screen Saga [CR2] (Read 15765 times)
I would stay as far away from the 60D as possible! - I have owned a 40D for just over 2 years and the shutter box failed. As per others on the net, this is not uncommon. Unless the 60D uses other shutters not related to the xxD series cameras I wouldnt buy it. - I have since bought the 7D. That uses the 1D series pro shutter. Much more confidence there. No problems so far. I cant see wanting a 60D over a 7D anyway. Canon has dropped the ball as of late. First with 1D mk III focus issues, the 40D shutter, as well as some lackluster L lenses.
I have similar problem with my 20D also. The shutter release button failed after 3 years. When did you get the information about the 7D and MK I shutter button are " pro grade"?? Thanks
Hi Rocky - I got info on the 7D shutter from reading pro reviews - dont know which one it was. The shutter release button is ANOTHER issue with the xxD series. I also had some intermittent problems with the shutter button not working. That is due to dirt getting into the button mechanism. My main problem was with the shutter itself. It now freezes up when I take a picture. The camera shuts down with the mirror up and will not respond without taking the battery out and putting it back in. The camera is non functional. The repair cost would be at least $300 for the shutter mechanism replacement. Not to mention, I would have to repair the release button as well. That would add to the cost. To further complicate it, I would end up with another crap 40D shutter and a release button that could possibly fail again when it gets dirty! - This camera is crap - plan and simple. After the warranty is up you can consider it disposable.