I happened on a used 5D for a great price the other day and couldnt pass her up.
The good news is, I am now the proud owner of a 5D.
The not so good news, she needs a good cleaning. When I first tested it there were some pretty big pieces of dust there, although only really visible above F16. After getting it home I gave it a few good blasts with a rocket blower and that actually helped quite a bit. Only a few minor spots remain and are only really noticeable at F22, which does not concern me.
Second, the viewfinder is a complete mess. Hair, dirt, dust, its nasty! none of it shows in pictures, but it is really distracting. I have looked at a few tutorials, but it seems to be a bit out side my scope of comfort.
Last is the BGE4 grip. The control dial on the grip does not work. All the other buttons work fine. The dial "clicks" fine, no signs of wear. The dial does not control SS, Aperture or the focus point in any mode. The contacts are clean and not corroded, batteries are charged. Im totally lost here. Am I missing something in the CFN menu? All the other buttons work fine and as they should. And yes, the grip is turned on.
Thanks in advance!