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Re: Repairing Scratches - 5D MKIII
« Reply #15 on: January 04, 2013, 07:33:25 PM »
I think the well used Leica is wonderful. I wish I could expect to keep a camera long enough to achieve that.

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« Reply #16 on: January 04, 2013, 07:37:13 PM »
Got my first ding on my 5D3 today, funny, first thing I thought of was the car analogy. Move on.

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Re: Repairing Scratches - 5D MKIII
« Reply #17 on: January 04, 2013, 09:29:08 PM »
Better have it repaired, you wouldn't want people to think you're not a top-notch photog if they see the scratches on your camera.

On a technical note, the scratches might let some light through, even the smallest amount of light penetrating the body can affect exposure metering so best to have it repaired.

That was a joke right? scratches in the body won't affect anything and I wouldnt worry about it, and there will be no light leak issue, unless you got the only 5dmKIII made of clear plastic.
Or unless those were some pretty deep scratches along the lines of wolverine getting into a rage-fit over his cat not extending fully to pose for his model-shoot :D
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Re: Repairing Scratches - 5D MKIII
« Reply #18 on: January 04, 2013, 09:54:59 PM »
It's ok, my 5D3 is made of adamantium

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« Reply #19 on: January 04, 2013, 10:58:17 PM »
Hell, this '59 Fender Stratocaster must sound terrible. Should be repaired immediately.

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« Reply #20 on: January 04, 2013, 11:00:40 PM »
It's ok, my 5D3 is made of adamantium

..and all the 1-Series bodies are carved from a solid lump of Unobtanium.

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Re: Repairing Scratches - 5D MKIII
« Reply #21 on: January 05, 2013, 12:39:26 AM »
Hey guys

Recently had my MKIII out on a bit of a rough shoot and have a couple of annoying small scratches that have gone through the black body - any idea where I can get these repaired?

Thanks

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Re: Repairing Scratches - 5D MKIII
« Reply #21 on: January 05, 2013, 12:39:26 AM »

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Re: Repairing Scratches - 5D MKIII
« Reply #22 on: January 05, 2013, 01:56:40 AM »
you should buy these...

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Canon-Professional-LCD-Screen-Protector-Glass-for-Canon-EOS-5D-Mark-III-MK-3-NEW-/261137525794?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3ccd026c22

btw, like many people said here.. few scratches here and there, not a problem.. that means you're doing a good job as a professional photographer..

my mom used to say.. "old pan makes good food!"

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Re: Repairing Scratches - 5D MKIII
« Reply #23 on: January 05, 2013, 05:29:35 AM »
my mom used to say.. "old pan makes good food!"
Well, as Moms usually are, I am sure she was talking about heat transfer from the pan base. Moms are reluctant to take credit and as a result transfer the credit elsewhere.

My theory is that Moms make good food in any pan, or wok or pot or... whatever...
:)

BTW, the same goes for photographs. I am not saying that the pan - oops, camera or lens does not count. The person behind counts more. Naturally, the ingredients count even more... :)

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Re: Repairing Scratches - 5D MKIII
« Reply #24 on: January 05, 2013, 06:12:51 AM »
Slightly off topic - but - the issue of scratches is one of my concerns with the plastic top plate of the 6D.

The pentaprisms of our 5Ds at Building Panoramics have taken quite a battering over the years, and although the black enamel is chipped and scratched the alloy is quite durable when bounced against 12th century stone work !

I wonder how the 6D would cope. I would have much preferred no GPS and WiFi but a metal top cover - so I could scratch it with impunity !!

Seriously though, if you are a person who enjoys changing camera bodies for the latest version I can understand concern over scratches as it really knocks down the second hand value.
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Re: Repairing Scratches - 5D MKIII
« Reply #25 on: January 05, 2013, 08:02:05 AM »
Funny, right before I banged my 5d3 I was thinking of those rubber body wraps…but that's what I get for bushwhacking and walking frozen rivers looking for cool ice macro in 3 degrees.

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Re: Repairing Scratches - 5D MKIII
« Reply #26 on: January 05, 2013, 08:43:37 AM »
my mom used to say.. "old pan makes good food!"
Well, as Moms usually are, I am sure she was talking about heat transfer from the pan base. Moms are reluctant to take credit and as a result transfer the credit elsewhere.

My theory is that Moms make good food in any pan, or wok or pot or... whatever...
:)

BTW, the same goes for photographs. I am not saying that the pan - oops, camera or lens does not count. The person behind counts more. Naturally, the ingredients count even more... :)

My Mom told me that if my camera is scratched that I should give it a heavy coat of industrial black paint and then put it in a pre-heated oven, set at 500 degrees for 29 mins.   
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Re: Repairing Scratches - 5D MKIII
« Reply #27 on: January 05, 2013, 09:10:47 AM »
"Hell, this '59 Fender Stratocaster must sound terrible. Should be repaired immediately.

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Hey PW,

Is that a real '59 or a Custom Shop relic? (For non-guitar geeks; real or factory fake?)

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« Reply #28 on: January 05, 2013, 09:26:50 AM »
That pick guard looks too clean!

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Re: Repairing Scratches - 5D MKIII
« Reply #29 on: January 05, 2013, 10:31:18 AM »
..... the alloy is quite durable when bounced against 12th century stone work !

You'll have to find another analogy for our NA readers!

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Re: Repairing Scratches - 5D MKIII
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