dun worry abt anything .. enjoy the shoot ..
i was like you before .. panicked when i see dust in my lens .. its like i spend so much on it i wanna make sure everything is correct and fine ... then google here n there to see if there is any solution to it ..
but now .. as long as it doesnt affect my photos im okay with it ... ...
I'm just a photographer looking for my world~
Glad your problem is resolved. About the others who have stepped on your tail either gently or too violently, ignore them. It takes all kinds to make the world go round.
I emphatize with you when due to no fault of mine, I had my 50mm f1.8 lens, while attached to the camera, fell from the coffee table at Starbucks. Wanted to scream at them to get me a new lens, but hey, forgive, forget, and move on. Life's too short!
I envy your 550D, but I'm more than happy with my 500D. Most you can do, enjoy your investment to the fullest, and don't let anybody give you cr*p.
A picture a day keeps the blues away!
TS, from what you mention, on your second visit, CSC did mention that there are dust on your focusing screen and they offer to clean for you at $40 but you refuse. This means that the dust got there before CSC starts their cleaning. So technically the dust was already there. And now you get upset that the dust is there while you refuse to let them clean.... what is the logic?
You need to manage your expectation on the service, they do not serve just you alone. You instruct them to clean sensor so they clean you. You say do not clean focusing screen, so they did not clean it. Have they done anything wrong?
the 550D ........ at its price level........ is a good camera for people starting out on photography and/or on a tight budget
There is no shame shooting with it.......... it has many advanced features that you will find in more expensive models except it is
1. outer cover made of cheaper material
2. not weather sealed
3. slightly slower (but still VERY decent) AF speed vs. higher-spec'ed cameras
End of day....... treasure your new TOOL well.... baby it...... but dont worry if it gets some body scars, marks and scratches due to wear and tear
yes, unfortunately, things like "Learn to live with it" is not nice to hear but its the truth..... because of the way a camera is designed and the fact that we sometimes remove/change lenses from body, there is no escape from dust problem on viewfinder and sensor ..... learn some good handling and maintenance habits to avoid too often dust/speck problems
Last edited by ed9119; 2nd June 2010 at 01:13 PM.
shaddap and just shoot .... up close
Anyway, my problems solved with happy chatting with the service executive, the possibilities of what might happen doesnt came out from my mouth. And now I'm happy the case rest and carry on happily using my "GOOD CAMERA" which i think it is. For those who thinks that it a toy, a lower end camera, say that to CANON. Towards me, all cameras are good camera.