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I made a quick experiment. I switched cards and now the image number jumped to more than 900.
So there is a strong possibility it is my doing. Anyway this has made me to try and check the camera as much as possible. Of course I did not test everything but I tested a lot. It is just fine. It is behaving exactly as my first one.

So I do not think there is a reason for return.
Another positive hint: The clock was unset.

So I will keep it  :)

Thank you for your responses.

P.S

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hello,

having sold my 5D2 I bought a 5D3. I made some tests to check it but due to bad weather and work I did not have the chance to use it. So now I tried to test it again.

It works fine but I noticed 2 things:

1. There is a infinitessimally small dot on the glass of the back LCD. It is just a dot
and can be seen only when the LCD is off.

I mentioned it and I was offered an exchange.

However, since I will have to pay the courier I guess it will cost (with insurance) more than 50 euros.

Any suggestions? (since it is very very small and can be seen only when LCD is off)

2. The image counter seemed a little over 500 while I had shot less than 10. But I do not
remember whether  I had formated the CF I put in the camera before using it.

Could this be the cause?

They claimed that this is the cause.

If you bought the camera as NEW from authourized dealer, then you should demand the dealer to take the return/exchange at no cost. You think the 500shots came from Canon? or from returned customer?
True but:

1. They claim it was due to the card I put in and I am not sure it was empty at the first place. I think that I shot a few, saw that I didn't care about the content and then formatted it. I had no intention to check - the thought hadn't even crossed my mind since it was the 2nd camera had I bought from them and I also had bought a 500mm f/4L IS II.

In my next buy I will be prepared but for now how can I be sure that I wasn't at fault for this counter?
They aren't authorized dealers but they offered an exchange (and they gave a contract number of a 3 year guarantee).

2. Now if  I  return it on the basis of the mark they will at least laugh at me. It is practically a point and seen only when the LCD is NOT lit.

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Thanks, I am thinking that it would be too much to return it just for that. And my 1st 5D3 was from them, it was (and is) just fine.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Some advice about my new (2nd) 5D3 please.
« on: March 13, 2014, 09:58:18 PM »
hello,

having sold my 5D2 I bought a 5D3. I made some tests to check it but due to bad weather and work I did not have the chance to use it. So now I tried to test it again.

It works fine but I noticed 2 things:

1. There is a infinitessimally small dot on the glass of the back LCD. It is just a dot
and can be seen only when the LCD is off.

I mentioned it and I was offered an exchange.

However, since I will have to pay the courier I guess it will cost (with insurance) more than 50 euros.

Any suggestions? (since it is very very small and can be seen only when LCD is off)

2. The image counter seemed a little over 500 while I had shot less than 10. But I do not
remember whether  I had formated the CF I put in the camera before using it.

Could this be the cause?

They claimed that this is the cause.

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EOS Bodies / Re: EOS 7D Replacement Mentioned Again [CR1]
« on: March 13, 2014, 11:15:27 AM »
For me, it's all about pixel density. I have 20/10 vision..I can CLEARLY see the pixels. It's utterly horrid..

I'm at 20/15 w-o correction, and I can see the pixels in my EVF too if I want to concentrate on that. 

I have 20/2000 vision.... I can't find my camera without my glasses.....
;D ;D ;D

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Lenses / Re: New Wide Angles Lenses in 2013 [CR2]
« on: March 13, 2014, 05:36:50 AM »
I got tired of waiting for an announcement and bought the Rokinon 14mm f/2.8.

Sorry Canon, maybe you can pull it together by the time I decide to get a new 50mm.
What kind of lens is it supposed to replace? If you wanted a 14mm Canon already has one.
If you wanted a new UWA zoom then the Rokinon 14mm clearly isn't.

67
Nikon has taken Sigma seriously and sued them for US$ 116 million and the Tokyo district court ordered Sigma to US$ 14.5 million, for patent infringement case for lenses with VR technology. Here is teh summary of judgement as posted by Nikonrumors site:
Here is the summary of the judgment:

"Nikon obtained the patent related to VR technology in 2002.
...
2002? :o Shouldn't Canon sue Nikon  ::)

68
Lighting / Re: How to get studio light on the fly ...
« on: March 12, 2014, 08:08:58 PM »
Now that looks like something Surapon would come up with!  :D
Surapon may not be a flash ninja but he is a flash samurai  :)

69
The ultimate Tamron 150-600mm, available on eBay for only £1,000,000.
I'd advise against it! It is rather expensive.
Why don't you get 2x1Dx, a 300mm f/2.8L IS II, a 400mm 2.8L IS II, a 500mm f/2.8L IS II, a 600mm f/4L IS II, an 800mm f/5.6L IS, 1.4XIII, 2XIII. You will pay less and with the change you will get a 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II  ;D ;D ;D

On the other hand the Tamron comes with free shipping so tough choice...  ;D ;D ;D

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I had a 5D3 and 5D2. Recently I sold my 5D2 and got a second 5D3. No regrets. I have 2 new (current) cameras to play with. They
are exactly the same so there is no confusion in their use plus - and that's a big plus for me - no murphy's law: Wrong lens / camera combination.

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EOS Bodies / Re: EOS 7D Replacement Mentioned Again [CR1]
« on: March 12, 2014, 02:58:14 PM »
Oooh ... Nessie's been sighted again? Great!
... and ... it will be photographed with a 7D2  ;D

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Any idea on Canon's timeline for a parent to turn into a real product? I am really looking forward for the 85mm IS

Next two years, one would think.

The non-L IS refreshes are in pairs, like the originals from the '90s:

24 / 28 have similar size, filter diameter, etc.
35 / 50 have similar size, filter diameter, etc.
85 / 100 (the F/2 -- not the two macros) have similar size, filter diameter, etc.

So I see the 85mm and 100mm non-L IS refreshes to be released together.

The only mystery is why the 50 non-L IS is taking so long.  One would have expected that one with the release of the 35mm.

- A
Or ... three or four  :)
But rest assured that in five or six there will be a CR2 for all three missing lenses: 50 IS,85 IS,100 IS  ;D

I believe Canon must answer in the 50 segment soon or Sigma could legitimately scoop some bread and butter Canon pros. 

Consider:  the buzz for the Sigma 50 Art is deafening, and if it's as good as billed and priced correctly, it could scoop both the (a) often-shooting-wide-aperture-but-still-wanting-AF camp (using the 50L) and I-need-a-sharp-corner-to-corner-50 camp (stuck with the trusty old Canon 50 F/1.4).

The overdue Canon 50 F/wedontknow IS is a strong answer to the second group's needs and seems to be the only thing Canon has in the pipeline right now.

- A
I agree and I do not think it is difficult for Canon to do so.

Unless, they are busy working hard for 35mm 1.4L II, 100-400 f/4.5-5.6L IS II, 400 5.6L IS ....  ;D ;D

OK I stop  ;D ;D ;D

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Any idea on Canon's timeline for a parent to turn into a real product? I am really looking forward for the 85mm IS

Next two years, one would think.

The non-L IS refreshes are in pairs, like the originals from the '90s:

24 / 28 have similar size, filter diameter, etc.
35 / 50 have similar size, filter diameter, etc.
85 / 100 (the F/2 -- not the two macros) have similar size, filter diameter, etc.

So I see the 85mm and 100mm non-L IS refreshes to be released together.

The only mystery is why the 50 non-L IS is taking so long.  One would have expected that one with the release of the 35mm.

- A
Or ... three or four  :)
But rest assured that in five or six there will be a CR2 for all three missing lenses: 50 IS,85 IS,100 IS  ;D

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JPAZ, I started to shake & cry when I saw the prices on the 300 and 85 in the group buy :'(.  Ok, not really, but wow, what a deal, especially on the 300.  Congrats on scoring that price and I'm sure you're dying to get the new lens.  I can't recommend it enough and love it more and more each time I use it.

My only problem with that group buy is that I'm not in the US to take advantage of it  >:(
Me too >:(

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Lenses / Re: Speculation: Year of the Lens
« on: March 12, 2014, 11:27:37 AM »
I replaced my 70-300 with the 70-200 f/4 IS and the 1.4x extender.  It's SO MUCH better and still a very compact lens
Hello, I am interested in this. I was thinking to get the 70-300L for its compactness.
However, I do have 70-200 2.8 II and 70-200 f/4L IS (as well as 1.4XIII and 2XIII teleconverters) which I do not intend to part with. So shall I forget the 70-300L ? (I do not like the reverse use of its rings anyway).

OR, are you referring to the non-L version of the lens?

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