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Canon 5dc Mirror Fix ?

 
gman02
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Mar 15, 2017 15:58 |  #1

I'm looking to buy a used Canon 5d c. The sellers dosn t know if mirror has been fixed. Does anyone know the serial number that is after the mirror trouble was corrected by canon....Thanks


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Mar 15, 2017 16:07 |  #2

I don't know of a serial number for cutover, but there are a pair of metal reinforcements to either side of the mirror, which are the fix.

In this thread is a photo of the fix https://www.canonrumor​s.com/forum/index.php?​topic=28909.0 (external link)

There are independent shops that can still perform the fix, although Canon no longer does it.


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Mar 15, 2017 16:09 |  #3

I had good luck googling "canon 5d classic mirror fix pictures" and got good results to now know what it would look like when seeing the mirror box. I think the need for mirror fix is for serial numbers that start with 0 up into the the mid 2's.


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Mar 15, 2017 16:15 |  #4

The problem with the the mirror applies to all 5D C's serial number has no bearing. I had Canon incorporate the fix in two 5D's. This has been hashed around on this
forum forever. Do a search for 5D mirror fix and you will find some excellent photos showing the actual fix.

Just noticed that Wilt attached a photo of the fix which is outlined in red. You see the piece with the the three steps that is the original part of the mirror bracket the
fix is the small piece that butts up against it look close as its hard to see.




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Mar 15, 2017 20:45 |  #5

thanks


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Mar 15, 2017 21:17 |  #6

Heya,

On another note, if the 10 year old camera hasn't had the mirror fix and is still kicking it just fine, chances are, it's fine. Think about it.

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Mar 16, 2017 01:29 |  #7

MalVeauX wrote in post #18302137 (external link)
Heya,

On another note, if the 10 year old camera hasn't had the mirror fix and is still kicking it just fine, chances are, it's fine. Think about it.

Very best,

That's what I would have thought too. Our son has a 5Dc that we bought him in 2006, I believe. It was fine until he put it in my gear cart and we explored Honey Moon Island just north of Clearwater, FL. He tried to use it the next day and the mirror had come loose.

It was right at the very end of the Canon free mirror repair, actually 2 days late, but I called CPS and they were able to get the camera fixed for me.

There are lots of 5Dc's for sale at almost any time now. I would try to find one with the mirror fix completed unless you can get a screaming deal and know where to either get the parts for the mirror fix or a 3rd party repair center that will do it.

Just one man's opinion. I know the 5Dc I bought a few months ago came to me in pristine condition with the mirror fix completed. I paid $300.


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Mar 16, 2017 07:14 |  #8

Phoenixkh wrote in post #18302241 (external link)
That's what I would have thought too. Our son has a 5Dc that we bought him in 2006, I believe. It was fine until he put it in my gear cart and we explored Honey Moon Island just north of Clearwater, FL. He tried to use it the next day and the mirror had come loose.

It was right at the very end of the Canon free mirror repair, actually 2 days late, but I called CPS and they were able to get the camera fixed for me.

There are lots of 5Dc's for sale at almost any time now. I would try to find one with the mirror fix completed unless you can get a screaming deal and know where to either get the parts for the mirror fix or a 3rd party repair center that will do it.

Just one man's opinion. I know the 5Dc I bought a few months ago came to me in pristine condition with the mirror fix completed. I paid $300.

But being realistic, that's n=1 and anecdotal. It's unfortunate of course, but still.

I did see Canon was repairing a few here and there even after the cut off date. I suppose now they will not do it at all any where.

If the OP desperately needs the fix done to feel comfortable, there are DIY videos of course.

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Mar 16, 2017 17:59 |  #9

MalVeauX wrote in post #18302350 (external link)
But being realistic, that's n=1 and anecdotal. It's unfortunate of course, but still.

I did see Canon was repairing a few here and there even after the cut off date. I suppose now they will not do it at all any where.

If the OP desperately needs the fix done to feel comfortable, there are DIY videos of course.

Very best,

Yes, I agree.... one story only. It's a risk some will be willing to take.


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Mar 17, 2017 05:56 |  #10

Take a 10 year old camera and shoot it with more bursts and in climatic conditions different from what the previous owner did, and the mirror is at risk.

Adhesives are interesting in how they seemingly fail in random conditions.


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Mar 17, 2017 06:25 |  #11

Quite true,

My 1D II shutter failed a few times while I was at the beach where I live. But both my 5Dc's handle the salty air fine.

*Shrug*

As mentioned, completely anecdotal. I think the mirror fix, while real, is exaggerated a hair simply by being well documented for a decade.

I honestly don't know if either of my 5Dc's have had the mirror fix.

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Mar 17, 2017 07:30 |  #12

It used to be a non-issue for the most part, because Canon would just fix it if it happened. However now, you have to pay for it if it happens, and the repair through a repair center could be 30-100% of whatever you pay for a 5D these days, depending on the damage it causes if it happens. Just a risk, albeit small these days, it is just safer to find one that was done already if possible, or get the price lowered to cover the risk.


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Mar 17, 2017 07:44 |  #13

MalVeauX wrote in post #18303186 (external link)
Quite true,

My 1D II shutter failed a few times while I was at the beach where I live. But both my 5Dc's handle the salty air fine.

*Shrug*

As mentioned, completely anecdotal. I think the mirror fix, while real, is exaggerated a hair simply by being well documented for a decade.

I honestly don't know if either of my 5Dc's have had the mirror fix.

Very best,

Why not just take a look.




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Mar 17, 2017 07:46 |  #14

At some point, however, Canon's policy changed so that they would not fix a mirror unless it had actually failed.




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Mar 17, 2017 09:56 |  #15

Personally I would probably just go the superglue route myself should I have a 5D with a mirror issue. Many have done this over the years.

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