Don't tar and feather me if the answer is somewhere in this forum. I did try a search, but couldn't find what I wanted.....
I've got a 5D that was purchased in December 2007. I've emailed Canon with the purchase date and serial number asking if the one I have was one of the affected cameras or had the problem been fixed prior to this date. I got back a response that was generic more or less stating that if the mirror had not fallen off don't bother to send it in, but if I'm really concerned they would send me the mailing label so I could send it for the fix. Also mentioned it could be a long wait, as mirrors that were broken took priority.
Anyone know if all 5D's had this problem throughout manufacture or just those of certain dates of manufacture.
Also does the mirror problem cause total failure or can it be partial and cause occasional dark corners in an image? I had a few 5D images that had some varying degrees of dark corners, but there was also a possibility the camera strap may have found its way in front of the lens and caused it.