Canon 24-105 and 7NE fail after 3 rolls

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  1. Libby

    Libby TPF Noob!

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    I purchased a Canon EOS 24-105 F/4 lens with a 7NE body from BH photo video on Feb 11th. I have had the system in my possession for 16 days, and have shot 3 rolls of film on it. I am having problems with several things, and I do not know if it is the body or the lens or both. I only have the one body and one lens so I have no way of testing this. My problems are as follows:

    My AF will randomly stop working all together. If this happens, I normally have to turn the camera all the way off, wait a few seconds, and turn it back on again. This has been happening with progressing frequency, and this last time it ruined my entire photo session. It does still sometimes work, but it fails with growing frequency.

    My other problem started with the last (3rd) roll of film. On automatic mode, my body chooses aperture wider than that which the lens has.. For example, it chose f1.8, 2.8, and 3.5, even though the lens only goes to f4. On aperture priority, those options are also sometimes available.

    The other thing which concerns me is the body’s digital readout on the top of the camera will randomly stop working and flash what looks like a drained battery. However, I have replaced the battery twice, and this is certainly not the case. When the readout is working properly, the battery displayed is a full one. Also there has been two times when I turned the camera to “off” and the camera did not turn off. It took several seconds and many tries turning the dial to get it to shut down.


    I'm thinking it's probably the body.. but I've not had anything like this happen :(
     
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    Mitica100 Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I would contact B&H about this. They're pretty good about exchanging.
     
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    Absolutely agree. Call and if you can, ask for Henry Posner - he is a TPF member. :) Let him know you've heard of him through the forum and explain your situation. We had another member who had difficulty and Henry was extremely helpful.

    Good luck with it!
     
  4. Libby

    Libby TPF Noob!

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    BH says the return period is 14 days, and I sent an e-mail today on the 16th. :( I will try calling tomorrow and see what is said. I guess worse case senario I send both pieces to Canon and see what they say. It is under warranty of course, it just sucks that such expensive equiptment died so quickly. This is my first canon system. I've always shot on Nikon, but switched because the standard zooms are SO much more quiet and AF in low light doesn't seek so much. Better when trying to shoot concerts with no flash. Not the best first impression with Canon.
     
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    I'm debating whether or not to shell it out for a 1V now.. I almost bought it to begin with, but I was scared off by the no dial controls. I NEVER use any of those extra creative controls anyway (didn't even have them on my N80) but I've never had a camera with that button system. How hard is it to adjust to? The 7NE is not a good balance for my lens anyway.. add a flash and a diffuser, and I can't even hold the thing turned sideways. The balance is a disaster, in that situation. Best case scenario it's still lens heavy. Considering, the lens is as light as I'm going to get without sacrificing quality, I think I'd rather have my weight balanced backwards in the body. It’s really a big change from my N80. I picked it back up the other day and was shocked at how light it was.
     
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    usayit No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    The 1v button interface is pretty easy to learn. The frequently used options are accessible via holding down one button and other options are access by holding down two buttons at the same time. It is an amazing camera... I would pull for the 1v HS since you seem to prefer a heavier body.


    btw.. it is the same design implimented for the 1d and 1ds. So if you do plan to move to one of those DSLRS in the future the mental context switch is minimal if shooting with both.
     
  7. Libby

    Libby TPF Noob!

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    Thanks. Other than weight, can you tell me what the difference between the 1v and 1v HS? Also, I may be mistaken but I thought I saw a 1Vs a while back..
     
  8. Alex_B

    Alex_B No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    to me this sounds like a problem with the electronic contact between lens and camera. if that does not work properly, the camera can get seriously confused and do strange things.

    I had a film EOS suddenly starting rewinding unexposed film and other strange things.
     
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    Take off the lenses and clean off the contacts, sometimes this will mkae a difference.
     

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