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Jan 02, 2018 16:08 |  #10786

I'm getting frustrated. I have been calling local camera repair shops trying to figure out what to do with this camera. I have explained the situation to several different people over the phone and they keep saying things like, 'I'm not sure if I can get parts for that.' 'Parts are hard to find.'

I don't get it, what 'parts' could a working camera need? All I need is the AF realigned - I have no idea how or why that would require 'parts.' Everything is normal except when the center AF point turns red, the focus is over to the right a tad.

What is infuriating is that it works FINE aside from that, and why can I not get it fixed!??!


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Jan 02, 2018 16:10 |  #10787

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Jan 02, 2018 17:16 as a reply to  @ lucky7's post |  #10788

This is going to be a problem going forward, I highly doubt many camera shops are going to be able to fix the camera. DSLRs are way more advanced than the old film cameras. They just don't have the knowledge to fix it. I'm going to go out on a limb and say that the 5D is going to be the rare exception that when something breaks people won't just go out and replace with the newest thing, up until just last summer Canon was repairing them. Now that they are no longer doing so I don't know what will happen. The camera shop is likely able to replace the mirror mechanism (I'm assuming thats the culprit) however they probably don't have the specialized tools to realign the auto focus system, guessing only Canon can.


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Jan 02, 2018 17:33 as a reply to  @ lucky7's post |  #10789

I've actually been reading up and it doesn't that difficult to do it yourself. I'm going to try and confirm, but a 1.2mm hex wrench should do it. The 5DC has a total of 4 mirror stops within the box. Flip up your mirror and you can see. The AF uses the submirror which sits on the rear two stops and main mirror on the front two stops. You can stick a hex key in there and turn and it'll adjust front to back. However if one side gets turned and the other doesn't then the focus will be off side to side. I'm willing to bet adjusting just the right side back on your camera will fix the issue.


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Jan 02, 2018 19:04 |  #10790

maranelloboy05 wrote in post #18531945 (external link)
I've actually been reading up and it doesn't that difficult to do it yourself. I'm going to try and confirm, but a 1.2mm hex wrench should do it. The 5DC has a total of 4 mirror stops within the box. Flip up your mirror and you can see. The AF uses the submirror which sits on the rear two stops and main mirror on the front two stops. You can stick a hex key in there and turn and it'll adjust front to back. However if one side gets turned and the other doesn't then the focus will be off side to side. I'm willing to bet adjusting just the right side back on your camera will fix the issue.

Where in the world did you find that info!????! (?!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!) I've been searching high and low to no avail.

I am willing to bet that is the culprit.


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Jan 02, 2018 19:10 |  #10791

Difficult to tell in the picture, but the left side is slightly higher than the right. When there is more light tomorrow I might take a crack at it.

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Those rear bolts are pretty close to the sensor... Ha.

I don't think I'm crazy though. This requires an adjustment and not new parts. Lol - this ish is making me crazy.
I will not just let this thing go, I don't care how cheap they are now. I love this stupid camera and shot over 11k photos with it in 2017 alone.

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Jan 02, 2018 20:34 as a reply to  @ lucky7's post |  #10792

From what I read get a 1.3mm hex key exactly or the screws will strip. Also don't open the shutter, just lift and tape the mirror up.


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Jan 02, 2018 21:25 |  #10793

lucky7 wrote in post #18531886 (external link)
I'm getting frustrated. I have been calling local camera repair shops trying to figure out what to do with this camera. I have explained the situation to several different people over the phone and they keep saying things like, 'I'm not sure if I can get parts for that.' 'Parts are hard to find.'

I don't get it, what 'parts' could a working camera need? All I need is the AF realigned - I have no idea how or why that would require 'parts.' Everything is normal except when the center AF point turns red, the focus is over to the right a tad.

What is infuriating is that it works FINE aside from that, and why can I not get it fixed!??!

Did a search and came up with a couple repair shops that might be able to help.
http://www.precisionca​mera.com/canon-camera-repair.html (external link)
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http://www.midstatecam​erarepair.com/ (external link)
Another possibility.
http://www.cameraservi​cepro.com/ (external link)


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Jan 03, 2018 09:43 |  #10794

still a beast this cam! lucky7 geht a new one :)!!!


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Jan 08, 2018 15:15 |  #10795

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Jan 08, 2018 17:07 |  #10796

Nice Fiery sky in this one. :-)


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Jan 15, 2018 23:17 |  #10799

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Jan 16, 2018 12:44 |  #10800

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Soooo, my camera took a tumble last week, and I think something went wonky with the AF. It went down on a wood floor from probably 5-6', lens first (35mm). Some plastic cracked on the lens, and I assumed that was my issue. I'm finding that on all of my lenses, however, the focus has shifted. I use the center AF point, shoot something wide open, and the wrong part of the photo is in focus. I've tried all of my lenses, and it appears to be the same across the board. I'm trying to figure out what to do. Try to get it repaired, buy another 5d, or try something else (6d?).

I feel like I should be able to just have it 'tuned up' and calibrated, but it is only a $400 camera at this point (less now, lol).

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I've seen them for the $250-300 range! But it is the 'best' camera I've used, and maybe a 6D or something would make you go 'wow, the image quality/focusing/etc. is so much better'?

I sold my 2 5D's and bought two 6D's and I'm thinking about buying two more 5D's now, lol. The 6D's are great for indoor work or artificial light, but the 5D's are way better at rendering colors outside. The 6D colors seem a bit "artificial" compared to the very natural colors of the 5D. Since a lot of my portrait work is outside, it makes sense to add a camera or two that are great outdoors. These are really great cameras and hope to be back contributing soon!

lucky7, I would look on eBay if you end up looking for a replacement, they are around $300-350 at the moment.


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