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Sent in my 5D III for the light leak fix

 
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Jun 01, 2012 12:50 |  #1

I just sent in my 5D III for the light leak fix. I didn't notice any issues caused by the lack of light shielding, but I knew it would forever bother me until I got it fixed.

I had noticed that my 5D III tends to underexpose some pictures more than my previous camera (550d), but I can't say that was because of this advisory condition.

Has anyone else sent theirs in? Anyone gotten theirs BACK from being fixed?

I'm counting down the days until mine comes back. 7 business days sounds like FOREVER!

For reference - the advisory:
http://www.usa.canon.c​om …il&docId=0901e0​2480538fc7 (external link)


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Jun 01, 2012 12:57 |  #2

I am not sending mine in for it. Totally does not affect me in the least bit for them to tear it open for.

At least you will feel better though! :p


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Jun 01, 2012 12:59 |  #3

Not going to send mine since it seems like a complete non-issue and a waste of time/effort (plus no camera for weeks, months? no thanks). I've never had exposure issues and even shot long exposure time lapse at night.

Why fix something that's not broken?


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Jun 01, 2012 13:14 |  #4

I can see a new light fix owners thread appearing soon.


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Jun 01, 2012 13:31 |  #5

Not sending it in. I can be bothered by certain things, this isn't one of them.


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Jun 01, 2012 13:41 |  #6

Same here. Wouldn't have been the wiser if this light leak was never mentioned.

Now that it is, it still doesn't bother me in the least. As Invertalon mentioned - It would bother me much more to have someone who may or may not care about being careful while placing some tape inside the camera.

Paint me as paranoid!!:)

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Jun 01, 2012 13:43 |  #7

Not sending mine in either, so I can sell it on Ebay in 20 years time as an "early unmolested example of the 5D3"


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Jun 01, 2012 14:09 |  #8

Many of us overexpose 1/3 of a stop so maybe that is what you see.



  
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Jun 01, 2012 15:22 |  #9

No plans for sending mine in either. Who knows what other things they'll break fixing that non existing "issue".




  
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Jun 01, 2012 16:24 |  #10

I can certainly understand if people have considered sending their cameras in for the update but have decided against it. I realize it's not a 'no brainer' decision either way and feel everyone is capable of making their own decisions regarding what they are comfortable with.

Some people have had negative experiences with Canon Service in the past, or have other experiences that might sway them in one direction or another. I personally have had only good experiences with Canon Service (maybe I've been lucky), and am heavily involved in the technical products support field and have looked at the complexity of this repair (given the amount of information that has made its way onto the internet) and feel like it's an acceptable level of risk for me. Your mileage may vary!

I'll let you know how my experience goes ;)


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Jun 01, 2012 16:36 |  #11

I have been told that the fix is a bit more than a piece of tape.
Not saying who. But His comment to me was that it is a bit absurd to think that all Canon was going to do was put a piece of black tape in there.
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I don't know what is involved nor do I care.
Will I send mine in?
I don't know.
Just got the grip today so I am going to get a feel for that this weekend.


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Jun 01, 2012 16:42 |  #12

I guess ya'll that have em, should look at it as a free cleaning trip to Canon.

I'd wait awhile until your camera is filthy or when you want to sell it, then send it in.




  
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Jun 01, 2012 17:52 |  #13

KarlGB77 wrote in post #14517741 (external link)
I have been told that the fix is a bit more than a piece of tape.
Not saying who. But His comment to me was that it is a bit absurd to think that all Canon was going to do was put a piece of black tape in there.
LOL
I don't know what is involved nor do I care.
Will I send mine in?
I don't know.
Just got the grip today so I am going to get a feel for that this weekend.

Don't know, inspection (external link) revealed nothing but tape, which makes perfect sense as economical and effective fix.
BTW, most production DSLRs "suffer" from the same syndrome, is anyone planning on sending his 5D2 or 7D in?




  
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Jun 01, 2012 18:06 |  #14

I got mine at best buy to take advantage of the 10% off coupon they run. I was able to exchange for one from the latest batch so that I didn't have to have mine taken apart.


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Jun 01, 2012 18:59 |  #15

I wouldn't send one in if I had one, taking apart something so tightly built for waterproofing could mean it gets compromised somewhere, also a chance they could butcher it, especially if they are not fully up to speed with the internal build yet.


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