Yesterday, while walking to photograph an Anzac parade, I managed to drop my 5D on the concrete sidewalk, and crack the alloy top cover (CG2-3197-010 - (CPS) COVER ASS'Y, TOP). Nearly cried... After 9 years of Canon DSLR shooting (20D, 50D, 7D then 5D MkIII), I managed somehow to NOT lock the 70-200 in place when mounting the lens. So, walking along with the camera hanging off the lens, which was attached to a Black Rapid R-S7, and somehow the camera managed to rotate off the lens mount and fall to the ground.
The part looks to be a complete sub-assembly with the flash hot shoe and a couple of dials attached, and should be available for less than $300. Any ideas about what labour charges I can expect?
The good news was that the camera still worked flawlessly, and managed to capture some great shots. :>