Why does my 5d mark II always break? Today was the second time in the last 6 months... The first time, i was 1 month into a 2 month tour of africa. The shutter stuck with err 99 or something. Well, i spent 1 month travelling through botswana namibia and south africa without taking pictures and boy was that an opportunity missed... Then i got home, and it cost me 800 dollars to get it repaired AND it took over a month.
5 months later i was by granville island tonight ready to take a pano of vancouver in the beautiful light and i turned my camera off to set up my tripod, and then it never came back... Changed batteries, and lenses and memory cards. The 2 hours of driving back and forth to my home was a bit less of a loss then the 1 month in africa, but... Come on! This is ridiculous now! First of all i am terrified of how much it will probably cost to get it fixed this time... and second i am supposed to be flying to asia for 3 months of backpacking in 9 days! What now?
I just cant believe i have to deal with this crap again. Its so disappointing that the one nice thing i bought for my self (my camera costs more than my car), is a piece of shit. And the people I trusted to make it right in the first place, are not interested at all in making it better. Oh, and when they fix it... There is only a 3 month warranty on the repair, because in the real world when you fix something for somebody, it should only be expected to work for 3 months.
What a joke