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Re: 7D Is immortal
« Reply #15 on: May 13, 2012, 12:46:21 PM »
they did something similar with the D90 and the T2i (550D):
Nikon D90 vs Canon 550D Durability Test (Part 1)* Small | Large

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Re: 7D Is immortal
« Reply #15 on: May 13, 2012, 12:46:21 PM »

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« Reply #16 on: May 13, 2012, 01:05:20 PM »
Well crap after almost 3 years of rough dry desert like summers and bitter cold blizzard conditioned winters, my 7D's weathersealing has all but died and needs replaced...  now got to weight the difference in price to have the sealing completely replaced or sell it and buy a new one (as my second body)...  I suppose a new one would have a better retail value long term and better write off in taxes come next april. 
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« Reply #17 on: May 13, 2012, 02:14:24 PM »
I would love to send this body into Canon Service to get a quote for repair just to see what their response would be.   

Love this guy's videos, thanks for posting.   ;D ;D ;D

Oh, next time I want to see the new 24-70 II lens attached.

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« Reply #18 on: May 13, 2012, 02:29:49 PM »
they actually did that as well a while back after another session of camera destruction. If i remember correctly the canon people laughed, looked it over and gave him a repair cost. Then they took the nikon model to nikon HQ to see what they would do. They wouldn't even look at it with being paid up front. that's as far as they went.       
So your weather sealing needs replacement? what, on the memory card door?

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Re: 7D Is immortal
« Reply #19 on: May 13, 2012, 11:24:25 PM »
So your weather sealing needs replacement? what, on the memory card door?

Well that's the hundred million dollar question. Recently it has started malfunctioning in cold and windy situations. Won't fire, won't respond, top LCD displays like its "on" but just won't do anything. Power switch won't even turn it off. The only way it works in taking out the battery.

Talked to canon and they thought it was the lens, but it's doing that with most my lenses so either all lenses are whacked or it's the camera. So gotta pay to send it in, get it tested and evaluated, get quote, time without camera, 3 years depreciated, and basically get a refurbished camera or sell it while I can get max resale, buy new camera or hold off and buy the 7d when the 70d or 7d2 comes out when the 7d prices drop and maybe get it for close to same price I sold it for. And full write off. Card door looks good to me but some sealing somewhere is screwed and locking it up.
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Re: 7D Is immortal
« Reply #20 on: May 26, 2012, 12:48:11 PM »
I would really like to see if Nikon can handle same test ;D

now we just need a generous donation to attempt this :P
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Re: 7D Is immortal
« Reply #21 on: May 26, 2012, 06:57:26 PM »
Sadly, my 7D wasn't that immortal when deployed to Afghanistan. It ended up throwing an ERROR 06 or ERROR 40 every time I'd try to use it.

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Re: 7D Is immortal
« Reply #22 on: May 27, 2012, 10:34:49 AM »
I would love to send this body into Canon Service to get a quote for repair just to see what their response would be.   

Love this guy's videos, thanks for posting.   ;D ;D ;D

Oh, next time I want to see the new 24-70 II lens attached.

They would say save some money and buy a new camera.
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Re: 7D Is immortal
« Reply #23 on: July 12, 2012, 03:27:33 AM »
A few weeks after I got my 7D, I was in Hong Kong Airport waiting for a plane, repacking my bag to find something. Put my camera on the chair, then went to pick it up, the strap got caught around the chair arm and sling-shotted back straight down to the floor. If i'd seen this video test first I probably wouldn't have shrieked like a little girl (although i was more worried about the IS in my 15-85, it made that 'twoinging' sound as it hit the ground). Still, both work fine.

(actually, it's probably a good thing i didn't see this video earlier, I might not have treated it as well as I have...)
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Re: 7D Is immortal
« Reply #23 on: July 12, 2012, 03:27:33 AM »