So I sent my 5D in for the mirror fix last week, and Canon Irvine just emailed me this PDF document today (sorry for the low quality):
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I'm wondering if where it says: "Replace/retrofit mirror under service advisory, shot count31,000. no response required", if 31,000 is my true shutter count? Or do they include that on my return documentation?
If so, I feel pretty ripped. I bought the camera off eBay a few weeks ago since I won bidding; I know I could have spent at least $80 less than what I spent for mine for something that would supposedly having less than 20K clicks... I did research on the eBay seller after I got his name; he had really good reviews. Google says he runs a small portrait studio in New Jersey which employs between 1 and 4 people and profits are less than $500,000 a year.
I got all the original stuff that came with the camera, and "supposedly" box as well; brand new Canon strap, only un-included thing was the USB cable. The camera itself had a minty green clean sensor, all functions were perfect, and the camera itself was truly 10/10. My assumption is, this guy only used this body in-studio if the actuation count is correct, and he probably kept it on tripod or something. There is slight wear on the hotshoe, so I guess he probably did use strobes with it. Main thing that makes me feel jipped is he said it only had between "4500 and 5500 clicks", and he bought it new from Calumet camera...
Sorry for the rant, but I do not feel justified, so is that the count?