What Canon misses most?

Canon logoA talk between Canon photography lovers often leads to complaints about some things often missing or unsatisfactory in Canon photo cameras (as in here, in French). If I try to be clear (not trolling my own web site), I would cite the following items:

  • Depth-of-Field test button located on the wrong side
  • Eyecup loosely attached to the viewfinder
  • Limited access to the focusing screen (to clean it)

Readers of YLovePhoto, would you be ready to add to the list? to remove from it? Let’s hear you…

1 comment for “What Canon misses most?

  1. Ted
    May 15, 2009 at 9:24 pm

    * Depth-of-Field test button located on the wrong side

    I don’t agree with this one. The button is located on the left and can be conveniently operated while changing the exposure with the other (right) hand. The right side already has many buttons, inc. the exposure adjustment which you’re supposed to play with when testing the depth of field.

    * Eyecup loosely attached to the viewfinder

    This is a little nagging, and I personnally don’t consider it a problem. It is comfortable and easily removable as it is. Might feel cheap, but does a good job.

    * Limited access to the focusing screen (to clean it)

    True, although I never had to do it.

    My contribution to the list would be this one: the dioptric adjustment range on the eyepiece is too limited. As many people in their 40s I need a slight correction. By slight, I mean I’m perfectly able to read a standard newspaper without glasses. However, I do feel that the proposed adjustment range is not wide enough. Especially the focus indicators are slightly fuzzy for me, but are supposed to be perfectly sharp. And I don’t feel comfortable when shooting with eyeglasses.

    This is a real problem for me and may not be Canon-specific. Any suggestion from experienced glasses wearers would be welcome.

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