So, I bought my 5D Mark III in June 2012, and was really satisfied with the image quality and how it handled ISO compared to my previous 60D.
Well, months passed by, and in december, right before I was going to Africa for a documentary shoot, me and the crew decided to try out what camera system we should use. That's when I noticed the first issue I got.
After offloading the media to the computer, the CF card, that I've been using since I bought the camera, made the camera stop operating. The top screen said that a CF card was inside, but the picture count was blank. None of the buttons worked for a while, but when they finally did, I tried to format the card, but the camera just told me to format the card inside another unit. Tried with no success. Within a week, I invested in over 200GB of SD cards. Because it worked flawlessly.
I've tried several other CF cards, and some of them worked, but after a month of use, they would also stop working with my camera unit.
Now a couple weeks ago, my camera started to freeze up while recording. It wouldn't let me stop the recording, wouldn't let me scrub through the menus, etc. At some points the camera didn't even turn on with a fully charged battery, and a CF card inside. Seems like some sort of software glich to me, but it gets really annoying after a while. The CF problem was just a little annoying. All I needed to do was buy a buttload of SD cards. But I really don't want my camera to freeze while on a shoot.
Any of you guys know what might possibly be the problem? I do want to send my camera in for a check, but I have quite alot of upcomming projects, and really need my dying 5D. At the time, I do not have enough income that it would get profitable to rent a unit.