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simple does your 5Dmk3 have problems or is it totally awesome

Awesome (got a good one!)
63 (88.7%)
Has Problems (maybe a dud!)
8 (11.3%)

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wickidwombat

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Delivered 5Dmk3 Units Awesome vs Has problems
« on: March 26, 2012, 08:02:03 PM »
simple poll to see ratio of good vs dud bodies coming out
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Delivered 5Dmk3 Units Awesome vs Has problems
« on: March 26, 2012, 08:02:03 PM »

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Re: Delivered 5Dmk3 Units Awesome vs Has problems
« Reply #1 on: March 26, 2012, 08:09:05 PM »
simple poll to see ratio of good vs dud bodies coming out

I think I'm getting good results. They aren't as sharp as my Pentax 645D, but then I'd hardly expect them to be.  I'll hold judgement until we have some proper RAW conversion software.

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Re: Delivered 5Dmk3 Units Awesome vs Has problems
« Reply #2 on: March 27, 2012, 07:38:54 PM »
bump. I should have made this so people could change their vote if they decide theirs is fubar after the intial ecstacy of recieving the camera
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Re: Delivered 5Dmk3 Units Awesome vs Has problems
« Reply #3 on: March 27, 2012, 07:42:43 PM »
Man, what happened to Canon's QC?

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Re: Delivered 5Dmk3 Units Awesome vs Has problems
« Reply #4 on: March 27, 2012, 08:00:49 PM »
So far so good. Just arrived 2 hours ago...

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Re: Delivered 5Dmk3 Units Awesome vs Has problems
« Reply #5 on: March 27, 2012, 08:28:40 PM »
I'll add my vote in a few days once it's in. Here's to hoping the numbers are low and I get a good one!
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Re: Delivered 5Dmk3 Units Awesome vs Has problems
« Reply #6 on: March 27, 2012, 08:29:10 PM »
Mine was really bad, so returned it.  Waiting for the 1DX instead and will get another 5DmkIII later once I saw output from final RAW software.
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Re: Delivered 5Dmk3 Units Awesome vs Has problems
« Reply #6 on: March 27, 2012, 08:29:10 PM »

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Re: Delivered 5Dmk3 Units Awesome vs Has problems
« Reply #7 on: March 27, 2012, 08:44:25 PM »
the first day I had ERR 80 come up twice.  Also about 30% of the time that I turned the camera on, the first shot had massively screwed up colors.  I talked to Canon and they said it was their first call with a problem, and that I should return it.  So I get my replacement tomorrow by 10:30 AM.

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Re: Delivered 5Dmk3 Units Awesome vs Has problems
« Reply #8 on: March 27, 2012, 08:45:49 PM »
may need more time, but even after one night, its awesome, no problems here.

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Re: Delivered 5Dmk3 Units Awesome vs Has problems
« Reply #9 on: March 27, 2012, 10:47:59 PM »
Had mine a few days now, shot some at a wedding, some outdoor portraits and did some test shots today comparing to my 5D original and 1DmkIII, so far no problems with the 5DmkIII and overall seems much better IQ than the other 2 cameras I compared to.

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Re: Delivered 5Dmk3 Units Awesome vs Has problems
« Reply #10 on: March 28, 2012, 04:38:38 PM »
I haven't found a issue to gripe about.

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Re: Delivered 5Dmk3 Units Awesome vs Has problems
« Reply #11 on: March 28, 2012, 04:51:00 PM »
I haven't found a issue to gripe about.

I just sent you a PM.
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Re: Delivered 5Dmk3 Units Awesome vs Has problems
« Reply #12 on: March 28, 2012, 05:41:48 PM »
Mine seems fine except for the blown/Hot pixel.  I did the "manual sensor cleaning thing" Cap on put it in manual clean mode for about a min. I guess it remaps the sensor and covers the hot pixel?  Well it worked :D

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Re: Delivered 5Dmk3 Units Awesome vs Has problems
« Reply #12 on: March 28, 2012, 05:41:48 PM »

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Re: Delivered 5Dmk3 Units Awesome vs Has problems
« Reply #13 on: March 28, 2012, 06:27:11 PM »
I ordered one body only and one kit with 24-105 lens. I shot a wedding over the weekend and both cameras were perfect.

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Re: Delivered 5Dmk3 Units Awesome vs Has problems
« Reply #14 on: March 28, 2012, 07:12:41 PM »
I ordered one body only and one kit with 24-105 lens. I shot a wedding over the weekend and both cameras were perfect.
how was the AF? did you just use center point of outer points as well? did you AFMA all your lenses and bodies before hand.
brave man shooting a wedding straight up with untested gear like that!
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Re: Delivered 5Dmk3 Units Awesome vs Has problems
« Reply #14 on: March 28, 2012, 07:12:41 PM »