having sold my 5D2 I bought a 5D3. I made some tests to check it but due to bad weather and work I did not have the chance to use it. So now I tried to test it again.
It works fine but I noticed 2 things:
1. There is a infinitessimally small dot on the glass of the back LCD. It is just a dot
and can be seen only when the LCD is off.
I mentioned it and I was offered an exchange.
However, since I will have to pay the courier I guess it will cost (with insurance) more than 50 euros.
Any suggestions? (since it is very very small and can be seen only when LCD is off)
2. The image counter seemed a little over 500 while I had shot less than 10. But I do not
remember whether I had formated the CF I put in the camera before using it.
Could this be the cause?
They claimed that this is the cause.
If you bought the camera as NEW from authourized dealer, then you should demand the dealer to take the return/exchange at no cost. You think the 500shots came from Canon? or from returned customer?
Dylan, read the post, there is absolutely nothing to suppose anybody but the OP has fired the camera once, the OP didn't know if they had formatted their card and that could be the reason for the file numbering. File numbers are not a shutter count.
Besides, the dealer offered an exchange, how much more do you want from these dealers. Who do you think now owns your returned 300 f2.8 IS MkII, I'll put money on it that it didn't go back to Canon, free return policies are not free.