View Full Version : My camera broke....BUT.............
12-28-2008, 02:49 AM
Best buy has again been totally awesome. When they typed it in the computer that it was draining the battery, the swapped it out, and let me upgrade to the 50d. I had to purchase another warranty though, but hey I am still totally happy. Best Buy has always been good to me. That is why I will keep shopping there. The LCD screen is totally amazing. I cannot believe how clear it is, and you can see it in bright lights. I am loving it.
12-28-2008, 01:49 PM
Congrats Sue. was it a 40D that broke? What happen to it?
12-28-2008, 02:56 PM
Sue - CONGRATULATIONS!!! I have the 50d as well and when I've used it, it's awesome. Wait til you learn how to configure the custom functions - best thing since sliced bread!!
12-28-2008, 06:49 PM
Yes it was my 40d. It was draining every battery (even new ones) and then when I would hook it up to the mac - the mac would say power surge and would shut it down. ?????????????????????????????????????? I loved the 40d and was really upset. I have not had luck with cameras, and I take excellent care of them. I have no idea what is going on!!
Debbie - I used the custom functions of the 40d all of the time! I love them. Did you have to use the microadjustment for each lens? I have been reading in the forums that some of the 50s have a focusing issue and that they have had to use the microadjustment. My 40d focused great, but I did notice the 50 seems a little slow during automatic focus. I use manual focus most of the time anyway. I have to tell you though, something I do not like is the chrome dial. I don't think it is fitting on the all black camera.
12-28-2008, 10:44 PM
Sue - what is micro adjustment? Unfortunately, I haven't had much time lately to get out and do any shooting. I've almost forgotten what it looks like.
12-28-2008, 10:51 PM
You can make fine adjustments for your AF. You can set this for many different lenses. Some of the older lenses need a little bit of adjusting. I could not get one of my lenses to focus properly, so I did a microadjustment to it, and now it is great.
12-29-2008, 01:05 AM
Some Nikon cameras do that as well, its a really nice thing to have. The only thing that is important is to use a good tool. The best that I have found is this Focus Chart:
You do not need to print it all out, just page 18... but do take the time to read it all. Setting it up is VERY crucial to getting good repeatable and measurable results consistently.
I plan to do this sometime soon with all my lenses for my D700... becuase I want to squeeze the very last ounce out of my camera.
12-29-2008, 03:25 PM
Sue - does the manual show how to do the fine adjustments? If so, I'll have to take a look at that tonite after work.
12-29-2008, 03:28 PM
yeah it tells a little bit about it (page 180)
12-29-2008, 03:29 PM
Thanks - I'll take a look at that tonite.
12-29-2008, 03:30 PM
Jerry posted a chart that you can use. I am sure if you do a google search you will see more about it. I found out about it on Dpreview forums.
12-29-2008, 03:33 PM
DPReview - haven't been there in a while. Spent some time on FredMiranda.com, but a lot of hot air over there.
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