CyberDyneSystems wrote in post #18142715
Trouble in Paradise:
2nd is physical construction oddity:
As I was shooting, I became aware that a piece of my brand new camera was flopping around lose. I though at first that the rubber grip had just randomly started to peal off, but under closer inspection, it had nothing to do with pealing at all. The move of the battery door further towards center vs. 7D2/5D3 has resulted in no room for the housing to actually wrap fully around the battery opening. A small section of what should be magnesium frame, is now nothing at all, open space. This space is filled by a piece of the rubber grip, supported by only 3 sides of metal frame. The 4th side of rubber is exposed, and easily pried out of place, leaving the battery chamber open to the elements.
I'd love to show you a photo of the weirdness with the rubber grip/battery door, but here at the University of RI wifi is a hot or miss sort of thing (mostly miss) so I can't get the images from the phone to drive...
Yeah, I noticed that too. I wondered from the first moment what that little rubber flap was, and what was behind it. I thought it housed a connection or something.
However, upon inspection, the 5D3 is almost the same, very very similar, the only difference is that on the 5D3 part of the battery door extends and covers the top 15% of the hole (and opens up with the door obviously), while on the 5D4, the battery door does not have that lip and the rubber flap covers the entirety of the hole.
Mine on both cameras are pretty solid, never open, I actually had to make some effort to pry them open, so I'm not worried about it.