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I and many other 5d mkiii owners have experienced the notorious Error 80, where the camera freezes and the only way to unfreeze it is to take out the battery. It's annoying for photographers but potentially catastrophic for film makers, as the current file is lost. There are numerous reports of Eye-Fi SD cards causing Error 80, so if you've only encountered the error with Eye-Fi cards, please discount those errors as this issue is well known.

My thoughts are that if the Eye-Fi cards are definitely causing problems, then perhaps the type of card is a factor. I've had the error twice, both times with Sandisc Extreme 60mb/s CF cards (I don't think there was an SD card in the slot on either occasion).

As well as participating in the poll, please write below and say if you've had the error, and what brand / size / speed / type of cards have been in the camera at the time.

Thank you!

Just received a new LP-E6 battery from Amazon.co.uk. I used the default seller for buying, which I thought was Amazon (free delivery and fulfilled by Amazon) but looks like it was from a company called AineZ Store (http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aag/main?ie=UTF8&isAmazonFulfilled=1&marketplaceID=A1F83G8C2ARO7P&isCBA=&asin=&seller=ATFN3XBCPF8PD).

The new battery looks different from my old ones! Can someone please confirm whether Canon has changed the materials used in their battery manufacture? My guess is NO! The new battery cover is more orange than the old ones, and the battery plastic has a more matt finish. Typical warning signs in my eyes. However, the new battery says the chip is made in Japan, assembled in China, which is different from the old text and it's dated Feb 2012, so it could be that they've changed their manufacturing process?

Did I spend £45 on a fake?

Pics below!

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