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Re: Canon 5D Mark III Discoloration/Pealing; Slowly Growing
« Reply #15 on: December 12, 2012, 08:33:27 AM »
Mine is also from 1st patch and I have no issue. Your look like it has been dragged a cross the desert.
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Re: Canon 5D Mark III Discoloration/Pealing; Slowly Growing
« Reply #15 on: December 12, 2012, 08:33:27 AM »

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Re: Canon 5D Mark III Discoloration/Pealing; Slowly Growing
« Reply #16 on: December 12, 2012, 08:51:16 AM »
Mine is from the first batch to US and shows no wear at all. I am not particularly gentle with it either.
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Re: Canon 5D Mark III Discoloration/Pealing; Slowly Growing
« Reply #17 on: December 12, 2012, 09:11:07 AM »
I checked my 5DIII out ...no sign of any wear like this ...but then I baby my cameras.
...but when I look at this image...I see significant deep scratches...It appears to me that the camera was REALLY getting a workout to have this occur. Just my observation with the evidence in front of me.....

There are a lot of complaints from experienced photographers who say that their previous Canon models held up much better, tho?????   If it is true that the finish on the 5DIII is LESS durable...that really, really, really sucks for a $3500 camera body.
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Re: Canon 5D Mark III Discoloration/Pealing; Slowly Growing
« Reply #18 on: December 12, 2012, 09:28:36 AM »
I think it looks cool. Kinda like the Terminator after he's been beaten up a bit and keeps coming...
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Re: Canon 5D Mark III Discoloration/Pealing; Slowly Growing
« Reply #19 on: December 12, 2012, 09:50:59 AM »
Just to get that "PRO" look?  ;D  Anyway, I've seen some scratches.  Are you sure you didn't accidentally tow this with your car?  Just kidding.   ::)

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Re: Canon 5D Mark III Discoloration/Pealing; Slowly Growing
« Reply #20 on: December 12, 2012, 09:57:38 AM »
Based on the feedback so far, it seems like the wear you are seeing is an extreme case. It's possible there was a manufacturing problem when they applied the finish on that part of your camera.
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Re: Canon 5D Mark III Discoloration/Pealing; Slowly Growing
« Reply #21 on: December 12, 2012, 11:00:09 AM »
Based on the feedback so far, it seems like the wear you are seeing is an extreme case. It's possible there was a manufacturing problem when they applied the finish on that part of your camera.
I have read of one other case like this, and I agree that there is some sort of issue with improper painting or they missed on the primer.
I'd ask Canon to replace the worn panels.

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Re: Canon 5D Mark III Discoloration/Pealing; Slowly Growing
« Reply #21 on: December 12, 2012, 11:00:09 AM »

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« Reply #22 on: December 20, 2012, 10:04:12 AM »
Hi all,

Just a quick note about this problem I did have on a 5DmarkIII.
I bought two bodies on the same day, use them at the same time, everyday, and really take care of them. One of them was looking normal and the other had the same painting problems.
I sent the body to CPS and get a replacement of the damaged part.
Please note that my body was 5 months old and get much less damage that the one we see on this post.

Thanks Canon for your attention and good service on this.

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Re: Canon 5D Mark III Discoloration/Pealing; Slowly Growing
« Reply #23 on: March 01, 2013, 01:16:58 PM »
Do you use a neck strap to lug it around?

If so...

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Re: Canon 5D Mark III Discoloration/Pealing; Slowly Growing
« Reply #24 on: March 06, 2013, 01:15:18 PM »
This is not an isolated case, someone on the FM wedding boards has the same issue:
http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/1179199

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Re: Canon 5D Mark III Discoloration/Pealing; Slowly Growing
« Reply #25 on: April 25, 2013, 03:49:54 AM »
its happen with my 5d3 also :), i tought my 7d more better :)

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Re: Canon 5D Mark III Discoloration/Pealing; Slowly Growing
« Reply #26 on: April 25, 2013, 05:03:48 AM »
That doesn't look too good, I also treat my gear with Less than Tender Loving Care, Cart them through Africa 2 to 3 times a year, don't have anything like this sort of issue.

Love to be able to help, but I don't think Canon Warranty will do much about this after a year, but worth a try, if all else fails it might be time for "Pimp your Camera", cant find a Photo of a Canon so posting an Image of the Dark Sides Equipment, gives you an idea at least. pimpyorcamera.com but not cheap, about 750 +/- per Body, an all Black with some Motif may be cheaper, I honestly don't know, sorry to see though.
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Re: Canon 5D Mark III Discoloration/Pealing; Slowly Growing
« Reply #27 on: November 16, 2013, 10:52:37 PM »
I am experiencing the same issue with my 5D Mark III.   I owned a 7D prior to this, and there are absolutely no signs of wear on that camera.    I have ad my 5D Mark III for 2 months, and the bottom section paint is worn off.   Canon said they would replace that piece.   Does anyone else have experience with getting this replaced?   I am a little leary to let them replace something on a 2 month old camera.

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Re: Canon 5D Mark III Discoloration/Pealing; Slowly Growing
« Reply #27 on: November 16, 2013, 10:52:37 PM »

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Re: Canon 5D Mark III Discoloration/Pealing; Slowly Growing
« Reply #28 on: November 16, 2013, 10:54:43 PM »
I am experiencing the same issue with my 5D Mark III.   I owned a 7D prior to this, and there are absolutely no signs of wear on that camera.    I have ad my 5D Mark III for 2 months, and the bottom section paint is worn off.   Canon said they would replace that piece.   Does anyone else have experience with getting this replaced?   I am a little leary to let them replace something on a 2 month old camera.

There were some issues with paint not curing right, let Canon replace the piece.  Its a simple job.

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Re: Canon 5D Mark III Discoloration/Pealing; Slowly Growing
« Reply #28 on: November 16, 2013, 10:54:43 PM »