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50D grip becomeing white
« on: June 19, 2013, 01:33:31 PM »
I have a small concern about the leather/soft/rubberized parts of my 50D. As you know its normal color is black, but mine is showing a peculiar whiteness within this black color - specially in the "channels" or "grooves" of those rubberized parts. No problem with the metal parts though. Any idea about this? Thanks.
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Re: 50D grip becomeing white
« Reply #1 on: June 19, 2013, 01:45:56 PM »
Sounds like it may be related to the issue for which there was a service advisory on other cameras.  See here.
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Re: 50D grip becomeing white
« Reply #2 on: June 19, 2013, 01:53:02 PM »
I have a small concern about the leather/soft/rubberized parts of my 50D. As you know its normal color is black, but mine is showing a peculiar whiteness within this black color - specially in the "channels" or "grooves" of those rubberized parts. No problem with the metal parts though. Any idea about this? Thanks.

 
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Assuming that you mean the camera cover, it happens to almost all cameras eventually, its merely oxidized plastic. 
 
Call Canon parts and order another.  The old cover can be peeled off and the new one stuck on.  They come with self adhesive, but can be peeled off.  I don't think its a expensive part, assuming that they are still available.
They come in sections.  You can sometimes find them on ebay, but they usually cost less from Canon.
 
Here is a link to some pieces on ebay, just for illustration sak, I don't know anything about the seller.
 
I've used a tooth brush and soap to clean them us as well, but I'd buy new if its a concern.
 
http://www.ebay.com/itm/CANON-EOS-40D-50D-REAR-BACK-GRIP-RUBBER-GENUINE-REPLACEMENT-PART-NEW-OEM-/360663210448?pt=Digital_Camera_Accessories&hash=item53f933d9d0
 
 
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Canon-EOS-50D-Front-Cover-Side-Rubber-Grip-With-Adhesive-Tape-NEW-Original-/370833771378?pt=Digital_Camera_Accessories&hash=item56576a4b72

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Re: 50D grip becomeing white
« Reply #3 on: June 19, 2013, 02:00:35 PM »
Thank you neuroanatomist and Mt. Spokane Photography. Looks like it happens in the normal (sometimes may be not so normal) circumstances.
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« Reply #4 on: June 19, 2013, 02:35:44 PM »
Thank you neuroanatomist and Mt. Spokane Photography. Looks like it happens in the normal (sometimes may be not so normal) circumstances.

I think Neuro is right, its the same chemical reaction, but its rare in the older Canon bodies.   The recent issue was due to gross errors by a subcontractor.
 
Some brands had issues in the past, Minolta, for example had issues with their film SLR's, I have several with oxidized grips.  They can be cleaned up, but its a lot of elbow grease.
 
Get replacement covers and your camera will shine like new.
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Re: 50D grip becomeing white
« Reply #5 on: June 20, 2013, 04:17:39 PM »
It is most likely a reaction between zinc from sunscreen and the rubber. I have heard of several people having this happen, and to various brands of camera (Canon, Nikon, Panasonic). As long as it is just surface corrosion you can use a mild cleaner and a toothbrush, then rinse and dry...... should be as good as new.

It should also be mentioned that insect repellant, particularly those that use DEET, can disolve paint and turn rubber gripos into a sticky goo...... gotta be carefull out in the woods....
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