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Are the new 5D Mark III's being recalled?

Yes
8 (38.1%)
No
13 (61.9%)

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Voting closed: April 28, 2012, 04:19:10 PM

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ramon123

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Are the new 5D Mark III's being recalled?
« Reply #75 on: April 14, 2012, 04:18:28 PM »
Are the new 5D Mark III's being recalled, meaning are they asking for everyone to bring back their newly bought units and either get a refund or credit for the fixed model in a few months?
« Last Edit: April 14, 2012, 04:20:06 PM by ramon123 »

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Are the new 5D Mark III's being recalled?
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Re: Are the new 5D Mark III's being recalled?
« Reply #76 on: April 14, 2012, 05:00:17 PM »
As often this forum is far too quick: there seem to be thousands of us doing every new hard/software test immediately and spreading the info minutes later: I find this is great!
A company cannot compete with this speed especially if it is making non-vitally relevant products (no life danger from a light leak there). I expect weeks and months until we know if the cameras will be recalled and what will be done to them and where.

My 5D3 arrived on Friday and no one has phoned me over the weekend to let me know Canon needs it back on Monday. And, yes it has the light leak issue as my old 40D without me noticing.
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Re: Are the new 5D Mark III's being recalled?
« Reply #77 on: April 14, 2012, 05:28:38 PM »
te4o - not sure if you saw this but just an FYI

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Please register the EOS 5D Mark III. By registering, we will be able to notify you via email when service updates are available. If you already registered, please ensure you are opted-in to receive the notification.

http://www.usa.canon.com/cusa/registration/professional/professional_cameras/digital_slr_cameras/eos_5d_mark_iii
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Re: Are the new 5D Mark III's being recalled?
« Reply #78 on: April 14, 2012, 08:18:34 PM »
Not sure they determined the action to take yet.  Bets is to register like someone else mentionned.
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Re: Are the new 5D Mark III's being recalled?
« Reply #79 on: April 14, 2012, 10:17:04 PM »
Not sure they determined the action to take yet.  Bets is to register like someone else mentionned.

Yep, register and wait. I am curious to see what they say officially.  Its funny because my 5D2 does the EXACT SAME THING.

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Re: Are the new 5D Mark III's being recalled?
« Reply #80 on: April 14, 2012, 11:49:41 PM »
Yep, register and wait. I am curious to see what they say officially.  Its funny because my 5D2 does the EXACT SAME THING.

I did not have the chance to test on my 5D2 as it was just sold off. But I was using it for years with great results. Was the LED lights inside the top LCD on the left side or right side in the 5D2 (with the lens facing away from you)? It would have made sense for the LED lights placed further away from the metering sensor.

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Re: The Light Leak Issue
« Reply #81 on: April 15, 2012, 06:49:49 AM »
I tried register, but it's not for europe, sorry if this has been answered, but how do we in europe register our 5d3's?
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Re: The Light Leak Issue
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Re: Are the new 5D Mark III's being recalled?
« Reply #82 on: April 15, 2012, 06:57:54 AM »
te4o - not sure if you saw this but just an FYI

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Please register the EOS 5D Mark III. By registering, we will be able to notify you via email when service updates are available. If you already registered, please ensure you are opted-in to receive the notification.

http://www.usa.canon.com/cusa/registration/professional/professional_cameras/digital_slr_cameras/eos_5d_mark_iii

Thanks revup, I noticed that but I can't register with Canon USA as I live and shoot in Australia. Just trying to figure out whether Canon Australia has light leak knowledge too.
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Re: Are the new 5D Mark III's being recalled?
« Reply #83 on: April 16, 2012, 01:20:27 AM »
better to contact canon australia, told them canon us announced this problem and ask them for solution. more people request, faster they respond.

te4o - not sure if you saw this but just an FYI

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Please register the EOS 5D Mark III. By registering, we will be able to notify you via email when service updates are available. If you already registered, please ensure you are opted-in to receive the notification.

http://www.usa.canon.com/cusa/registration/professional/professional_cameras/digital_slr_cameras/eos_5d_mark_iii

Thanks revup, I noticed that but I can't register with Canon USA as I live and shoot in Australia. Just trying to figure out whether Canon Australia has light leak knowledge too.

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Re: Are the new 5D Mark III's being recalled?
« Reply #83 on: April 16, 2012, 01:20:27 AM »