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Nov 13, 2010 02:49 |  #1

I bought a used MK III and the person said the focus was suppose to be fixed by Canon. Some of the pictures are not sharp.
I have a MK IIN and the focus is better on it.

How can you tell if the focus is fixed? Call Canon and give them the serial number.

If the focus suppose to have been fixed and dont seem to be right. Will Canon look at it and fix it at no charge?




  
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Nov 13, 2010 03:11 |  #2

sun5150 wrote in post #11275957 (external link)
I bought a used MK III and the person said the focus was suppose to be fixed by Canon. Some of the pictures are not sharp.
I have a MK IIN and the focus is better on it.

How can you tell if the focus is fixed? Call Canon and give them the serial number.

If the focus suppose to have been fixed and dont seem to be right. Will Canon look at it and fix it at no charge?

Canon will have the info on file if you give them a buzz. And, anecdotally speaking, they generally fix 1D(s) for recall/service notice issues at no charge to the consumer - this is still at their discretion. But at the worst I'd expect to pay shipping. At the best I'd expect to pay nothing so long as the issue is covered by a service notice.


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Nov 13, 2010 05:07 |  #3

Does anyone know the appropriate number to call at Canon about this?


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Nov 13, 2010 05:28 |  #4

I recently bought a pre-enjoyed 1D Mk III and checked with Canon before buying it. Canon UK couldn't tell me whether or not it had been in for the fixes, but would quite happily still deal with it despite me not being the original owner.

Currently it's at H Lehmann getting the work done, hopefully at no cost other than the postage to send it in.


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Nov 13, 2010 07:20 |  #5

For 1D III Canon will do anything including adjusting all your lenses for free. Hey it's their Cardinal sin. You pretty much got a lifetime warranty :).

sun5150 wrote in post #11275957 (external link)
I bought a used MK III and the person said the focus was suppose to be fixed by Canon. Some of the pictures are not sharp.
I have a MK IIN and the focus is better on it.

How can you tell if the focus is fixed? Call Canon and give them the serial number.

If the focus suppose to have been fixed and dont seem to be right. Will Canon look at it and fix it at no charge?


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Nov 13, 2010 07:28 as a reply to  @ DarthVader's post |  #6

You may want to check that the prior owner's lens micro adjust settings are removed. If you're using a lens model that he also owned and was micro adjusted by him, his settings will be applied to your lens. Also, what focus mode are you using? I got my MK3 used as well, after all the fixes. I’ve never had a problem with it, at all. I ask what mode you’re using as it is my understanding this early MK3 issue was primarily an AI Servo and burst mode problem, not general one shot mode stuff.


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Nov 15, 2010 01:34 |  #7

Lacks_focus wrote in post #11276383 (external link)
You may want to check that the prior owner's lens micro adjust settings are removed. If you're using a lens model that he also owned and was micro adjusted by him, his settings will be applied to your lens. Also, what focus mode are you using? I got my MK3 used as well, after all the fixes. I’ve never had a problem with it, at all. I ask what mode you’re using as it is my understanding this early MK3 issue was primarily an AI Servo and burst mode problem, not general one shot mode stuff.

The mode I use the most are AI servo in burst mode for shooting sports.




  
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Nov 15, 2010 05:36 |  #8

sun5150 wrote in post #11285934 (external link)
The mode I use the most are AI servo in burst mode for shooting sports.

As do I, and that's why I asked. My MK3 gives better results than my old MK2 in every way. Maybe it does need to be checked out again by Canon... If you haven't, and I'll assume you have, play with the different focus settings. I have those expansion points off, for example. Never like the results with them on. I played a lot with the settings when I first got it. There is a page on here somewhere with lots of examples, and a link to Canon's site for recommended settings under certain conditions.


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