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Apr 19, 2012 23:29 |  #1

http://www.lensrentals​.com …012/04/5d-iii-strip-tease (external link)




  
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Apr 20, 2012 01:10 |  #2

Damn, so much engineering goes into these things.


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Apr 20, 2012 01:17 |  #3

this camera had a good packaging team




  
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Apr 20, 2012 01:58 |  #4

Curious as to how the screw holding the card readers came undone though. Hope it doesn't play out to be a design issue (yuck)


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Apr 20, 2012 02:34 |  #5

kl07rph wrote in post #14296960 (external link)
Curious as to how the screw holding the card readers came undone though. Hope it doesn't play out to be a design issue (yuck)

I'm guessing they are all hand built. If so, there wouldn't be a design issue, only a single instance. If they were assembled by machine, then we would have all of the ones that were produced until the machine was identified and corrected.


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Apr 20, 2012 02:37 |  #6

kl07rph wrote in post #14296960 (external link)
Curious as to how the screw holding the card readers came undone though. Hope it doesn't play out to be a design issue (yuck)

Nope! it was an employee issue. The dude that does that job was PO'ed about not getting his raise and left them all like that...;)


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Apr 20, 2012 06:54 |  #7

Interesting comments about the CF bent/broken pin issue; in the Mk II the main board often has to be replaced as a repair but in the Mk III a much less expensive sub assembly gets replaced. I guess the use of the CF card and the potential of pins being bent is a necessary evil. Enough reason to consider camera to PC transfers by cable only.




  
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Apr 20, 2012 07:11 |  #8

John from PA wrote in post #14297509 (external link)
Interesting comments about the CF bent/broken pin issue; in the Mk II the main board often has to be replaced as a repair but in the Mk III a much less expensive sub assembly gets replaced. I guess the use of the CF card and the potential of pins being bent is a necessary evil. Enough reason to consider camera to PC transfers by cable only.

There seem to be more reports of inoperable usb ports on the camera than bent pins, at least here on POTN. Bent pins are very, very seldom an issue.

To bend a pin, you have to have 1 of 3 things: a) a person that forces a card down into the slot when they should make sure it slides smoothly to the bottom, b) a cheap card that has rough port tolerances, or c) the card was not protected from the elements and one of the ports got jammed with something, like keeping unprotected cards in your pocket.

IE. the risk and issue of bent pins is greatly overexaggerated and one shouldn't really concern themselves with such a thing


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Apr 20, 2012 07:20 |  #9

So much work goes into making these...


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Apr 20, 2012 07:25 |  #10

TeamSpeed, this is the "lenrentals" people choice of words..."CF pins break frequently and if they can’t be resoldered can require a main circuit board replacement in a 5D II. On the III only the card assembly would require replacement."




  
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Apr 20, 2012 10:04 |  #11

John from PA wrote in post #14297579 (external link)
TeamSpeed, this is the "lenrentals" people choice of words..."CF pins break frequently and if they can’t be resoldered can require a main circuit board replacement in a 5D II. On the III only the card assembly would require replacement."

One reason I don't buy rental cars, when people use other people's things, they don't take any care at all on how they use it, nor do they even probably know how to use them. Private ownership doesn't have that kind of failure rate. I personally have removed and inserted CF cards thousands of times across many different bodies, and nary an issue. Collectively on POTN, just imagine how many times this activity takes place, then look at the volume of threads about broken pins.


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Apr 20, 2012 10:42 |  #12

^ I would have no problem buying a lens from lensrental. They seem to be pretty active in the forums and I have never read about a bad experience from anyone...

They are creative in their methods of getting people to their website and this showing of the inside of a Mkiii seems like the latest way.




  
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Apr 20, 2012 10:47 |  #13

Over a dozen posts, and nobody has cracked a single screw loose joke yet?


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Apr 20, 2012 18:07 |  #14

Back when the IBM PC XTs were the hottest thing on the market (1983 or so), I bought an add-in memory card ($700 or so), RGB color video card ($400, give or take) and parallel printer port ($100+) for my $4995.00 XT. No, the prices are not misprints! Taking the cover off was easy. Retrieving dropped screws on the motherboard was not. After trying a variety of pens, pencils, paper clips, and whatnot to pick out the screw(s), yes, multiple, I finally resorted to turning it upside down and shaking it! Talk about nervous!!

These days, fixing computers is easy. There's no way I'd "pop the top" on my 60D...must less a 5D3!


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