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Re: 5d MkIII reliability
« Reply #15 on: September 04, 2013, 09:12:02 PM »
I've had 1 error 20 and that was just a couple of weeks ago. Had it since they first came out and over 26,000 frames.

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Re: 5d MkIII reliability
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Re: 5d MkIII reliability
« Reply #16 on: September 04, 2013, 09:34:13 PM »
Something totally surprising to me, is I have not yet cleaned either sensor. When I was shooting Nikon, I had to clean the sensors every 4-5 weddings. I have not changed the number of lens changes (I shoot the ceremony with 24-70 and 70-200, I shoot the reception with 24-70 and 85 1.4. The 24-70 comes off for ring photos at every event.  I shoot the same way but I have no problems at all with the sensors getting dirty.
What I gather from this is that guests at a Nikon wedding are generally dirtier than guests at a Canon wedding?
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Re: 5d MkIII reliability
« Reply #17 on: September 05, 2013, 06:19:20 AM »
I'm relieved at the positive response but it makes me wonder why Crank47 did not put up more of a fight when his MkIII failed.  See "My dead 5D Mark III Story".
If, as seems possible/likely, the problem was there before he took delivery of his camera how many more duff bodies are lurking out there?  After all, internal corrosion in a "new" camera is not something that a buyer can check.
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Re: 5d MkIII reliability
« Reply #18 on: September 05, 2013, 11:32:00 AM »
There are those who have cameras fail, its a fact.  Some of them freak out and make dozens of posts on all the forums such that it appears that lots of cameras fail. 
 
Neither of my two 5D MK III's, or my two 5 MK II's or my two 7D's, or my 6 40D's have failed for me, in fact none of the 20+ Canon DSLR's I've owned has had a issue.

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Re: 5d MkIII reliability
« Reply #19 on: September 05, 2013, 01:38:27 PM »
I have a sweaty 5D3 that works GREAT!  ;D
+1 mine is dented, washed out, dropped and it performs better than new ;-)

Please describe in detail what you did with it so that other 5DIII users can share the benefit of the same performance improvement  ;D
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Re: 5d MkIII reliability
« Reply #20 on: September 05, 2013, 01:54:11 PM »
You Will be just fine. Enjoy your new camera and stop worrying.
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Re: 5d MkIII reliability
« Reply #20 on: September 05, 2013, 01:54:11 PM »