Every story has two sides. Here is one side of one story. This story is about Amir Zakeri and his Sony A7SII. Amir uploaded a video to YouTube where he is complaining about how Sony’s treating him (and his camera). Here is the story according to Amir:
I was shooting some images of the icebergs on the black sand beach by the Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon, Iceland with a rental EF 24-70mm F2.8L II. Iceland is notorious for being windy, and while I was shooting there was blowing winds carrying ocean spray and water splashes all over me and my camera + lens.
Unfortunately, it seemed that sea water got into the lens either from the autofocus switch, the “weather seal”, or the extended barrel when you zoom out. After a short while, the lens stopped autofocusing and I got errors about connecting to the camera.
If you thought that the Sony A7S was weather proof think again. It obviously can’t cope even with the simplest of Lava streams.
Photographer Amanda Stevens was demoing some products at Samy’s Camera in Pasadena CA. She spotted this bitten-to-death camera. [luckily, this is not her camera]. As part of the store’s effort to convince customers to purchase an extended warranty, they have a few cameras on display that have made it to hell and back. Samy’s stuff told Amanda that this specific A7S was unfortunate enough to come across a hot lava stream.
Last week, it was revealed that the Canon 1D X and 1D C had some manufacturing issues involving autofocusing in subfreezing temperatures. Apparently now, Canon Rumors has been given documents from an internal source with information that may have just brought a darker side of the camera making giant.
Recently, Nikon has been gaining controversy after it got itself caught in America’s favorite pastime of suing. Attorneys at law firms such as Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein have been collecting complaints about the camera manufacturer due to allegations of a defective product; in this case, the D600 model. Now, it’s heading into a class action suit already filed by attorneys of Zimmerman & Reed. [Read more…]