From Canon's announcement I would pay pay particular attention to this part. The countermeasures could be simply not to use the lcd ligth under the conditions this phenomenon occurs.
Canon is now examining the countermeasures and once the countermeasures are decided, we will post the information on our Web site.
With Canon 5D Mark III Canon seems to have created a camera that cause so much friction between Canon entheusiasts that they argue over the smallest things from not living up to the wildest dream specifications to the ligth meter beeing affected when measuring ligth with the body/lens cap on....
Please all can we please calm down. And once each party realize difference in opinion agree to disagree and stop repeating the same arguments over and over again.
This is mainly to those members that have pre-ordered the camera: PLEASE respect when many many actual 5D3 owners say this phenomenon is NOT affecting the resulting photos. Fine if you want to wait until Canon comes with an official statement as to what to do about this but respect that many owners do not see this as an issue. I have not tested my camera simply beacuse I know for a fact that I will never ever shoot with lens/body cap on (except for when I forget to remove the lens cap ). I will test my camera the day someone can show me a real world photo that has been affected by this phenomenon . Until then I am fully enjoying a fantastic camera.
And to all of us that own the 5D3 and think this is not issue lets not aggrevate the situation by posting off topic rediculing comments.
To Users of the Canon EOS 5D Mark III Digital SLR Camera
Thank you for using Canon products.
Concerning the EOS 5D Mark III digital SLR camera, when the LCD panel illuminates in extremely dark environments, the displayed exposure value may change. Canon has concluded the investigation of this phenomenon, and this announcement informs you of our findings as described below.
In extremely dark environments, if the LCD panel illuminates, the displayed exposure value may change. However, based on the results of extensive testing this change in exposure value will not noticeably affect the captured image.
Canon EOS 5D Mark III Digital SLR Camera
*Products whose sixth digit in the serial number is 1 or 2 are affected.
For example, “xxxxx1xxxxxx” or “xxxxx2xxxxxx” ([x] represents any optional number.)
Under almost all shooting conditions (including dark environments) this phenomenon will not affect your captured images. However, if you would like Canon to inspect your camera, we will provide this service free of charge upon request beginning in mid-May. Please contact Canon using the information below to request service.
This information is for residents of the United States and Puerto Rico only. If you do not reside in the USA or Puerto Rico, please contact the Canon Customer Support Center in your region.
Please register the EOS 5D Mark III. By registering, we will be able to notify you via email when service updates are available. If you already registered, please ensure you are opted-in to receive the notification.
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