Huh.. I really feel that 1D Mark II N is not worth that money I spent.... banding,
which I have on this camera and I feel that my old EOS350D even if it has 1.6
size sensor, it makes better picture even becouse not such problems. But so
far I had even more problems with warranty service and they try to fool me.
I searched the internet about this EOS 1D Mark II N banding problem and at once I found but later the information about this banding issue by another camera user also but it just got lost in advertisements or someone censured it when I couple days later tried search. It was this article when user compared 1D Mark II N with Nikon D70 and Canon EOS 5D. Someone remember it?
My Canon EOS1D Mark II N as the flagship camera has banding defect, which is appearnig when using high (1250, 1600, 3200) ISO speeds and when taking series sequential frames then 1st frame has like black lines over the picture.
Only the first frame when making sequential pictures after some short pause allowing camera to go automatic standby mode.
I sent it to the Powermill service in Sweden, after couple days they said, that it is ready and they could not re-produce the error for now. After I got camera and checked again, there was no change at all. I asked how did they tested and what they modified? Then some weeks later I got answer, they just changed iso speed to 100 and that was the only change. Hahahaa, but I did not bought 3200 EUR costing camera for making pictures only at ISO 100 what I used mostly with my old EOS350D. I sent second time to service. This time it took 2 weeks and when I got back, the picture was better, but just 1 week later it just got amazingly bad again! Heh, please give back my
money and I want back my EOS350D which does not have those nasty
And then I discovered 2 errors with my EOS 1D Mark II N. 1st as banding problem and 2nd as sensitivity difference with another camera.
1. Strange, when EOS1D Mark II N reports the light as 1/125, Canon 20D reports it as 1/160 with same aperture.
2. after taking shot with those parameters as camera wanted, then comparing the pictures with old Canon 20D, the Canon 20D was FAR less noisy and no banding at all with 1/160, while EOS1D with 1/125 has lots of banding and darker picture also.
with EOS1D Mark II N what I have here there is banding noticeable even at ISO 1250. with canon 20D it is MUCH cleaner even at ISO3200. But so... I did not bought 1D Mark II N for making 20D pictures! And this 1D what I have is much worse than 20D and my older 350D!!!!
Older model Canon EOS1D Mark II which my friend has, there is no such errors and thats why I thought that it is wize to upgrade to EOS1D Mark II N -- less noise.
So, I called again the Canon authorized service as POWERMILL in Stockholm, they said that I cant compare those cameras and better do not use those high iso speeds, use flash instead of it. Heh...?!?? wow. They treat 1D like some baby box camera! I did _not_ bought camera for making pictures like I was used with EOS350D !
And now... I am waiting when the technicial will be back from foreign country and it takes some time when it will be "expertized" 3rd time. Real disappointment. If I had idea then I have not bought this camera at all.
if someone wants to see testpictures then I can show them also.
Another thing I want to say, which shop to avoid:
2nd problem: bilder-joker.de rudeness.
Nobody answers to the phone calls. I was able only at once contact them
while waiting half hour and trying multiple times.
I bougth this camera from www.bilder-joker.de
which I dont recommend anyone, when I sent e-mail the reply took from them 3 weeks and they say that my 1 year warranty is over. (but actually it was just 6 months from the purchase date when I sent e-mail!). When just asking explanation it, they said ok, it is nearly 1 year, but if you have problem then you have only 1 month for reacting. (?!?) The camera when arrived there was missing manual and the camera has in the beginning already over 5000 shots taken.