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Canon Confirms “Light Leak” Issue in the 5D Mark III

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    Oh snap indeed.
     
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    Canon makes digital cameras? Who knew? I thought they stopped making cameras with the F1N (just kidding)
     
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    This is why I never buy something fresh on the market. I got screwed on my first new truck... had like 6 recalls in the first year.
     
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    It's a good thing I rarely photograph in sheer darkness or with the top LCD on.
     
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    If that was the only problem... However I have a good buddy who has been shooting with it for weeks, and he immediately noticed how his pictures were consistently exposed improperly, on more occasions than just dark conditions.
     
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    But it said it strong light from the sun also affects the meter.
     
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    I would just add some small strips of black tape to the top then. lol.
     
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    Another Canon mistake. Problem with this major flaw is that it can't be fixed with a firmware update like the 1D mklll focus issues. I would guess that it is going to be a complete recall on this body.
     
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    It appears to be their only option.
     
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    They've already recalled one batch from distributors.
    So I suspect a full recall is going to be needed; plus I know some have not experienced this problem (might be something that is affected by manufacture tolerances and thus maybe not 100% of units are affected - explaining how pre-release builds got through testing) so it might wel lbe something that lingers a little in the second hand market.
     
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    From what I can tell, when they recall stuff people get their camera back within 5 business days.
     
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    So, for $3,499 in the USA (or a lot more in the UK and most of Europe), you get a cheap $389 EOS ELAN-type body that doesn't even offer a built-in eyepiece blind for use in the several types of situations where light coming in from the eyepiece can affect the meter's readings???? Are 5D-III users going to need to use that high-tech, $2.49 plastic Canon eyepiece cover thingie??

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    ddendum:Oh-My-Gawd--this is a SERIOUS issue that appears worse than first described. As the people at Petapixel stated, "Problem is, the issue isn’t limited to the LCD’s backlight in a dark room. Apparently any light (e.g. sunlight) shining onto the LCD screen can affect exposure". Look at the second video and watch the exposure fluctuate as a small piece of paper (smaller than a candy bar wrapper) is used to "shadow" the LCD...OMG...just plain old ambient light hitting the LCD is influencing the light meter...Holy Deity on a Cracker!!!

    Petapixeldotcom, shows two short videos demonstrating serious light influence--with exposure values going from 10 seconds to 5 seconds, and from 6 seconds to 4 seconds...it appears that something as simple as light hitting the top LCD screen can cause the exposure to vary by around 50%...man...talk about bad engineering!!!

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