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Canon EOS 5D Mark III Hardware Change/Update?
« on: April 13, 2012, 01:32:02 PM »
From LensRentals.com
Roger from LensRentals.com had this to say today about 3 new 5D Mark III’s they received directly from Canon.

Please read the entire two paragraphs.

I just got 3 new 5D IIIs this morning. Compared to the 90 some odd previous ones, the new ones all have a much thicker, stiffer plastic cover on the TOP (not main) LCD with a slightly larger black border. On all of the previous cameras the top LCD cover was thin enough that if you pressed on it firmly it would touch the LCD (apparent because the LCD under your finger would turn black for a second). The new cover is much stiffer and you can’t press hard enough to touch the LCD screen.

I can’t say this is the change that’s being made, but these recent camera came direct from Canon so it’s certainly possible. And it’s also possible that this simply means Canon used up all of their first supply of top LCD covers and the second is just slightly different for no real reason.

Roger and I are friends, and he knows gear about as well as anyone else I personally know.

Public Service Announcement Please don’t start pressing hard your top LCD covers. Thanks David 

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Canon EOS 5D Mark III Hardware Change/Update?
« on: April 13, 2012, 01:32:02 PM »

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Re: Canon EOS 5D Mark III Hardware Change/Update?
« Reply #1 on: April 13, 2012, 01:38:15 PM »
And a flood of LCD pressing and probing commences.:)

EDIT: And here is mine :)

Which one is it? New or old? I had the 5D3 for three weeks now but the plastic seems quite stiff and doesn't budge at all.
« Last Edit: April 13, 2012, 01:42:37 PM by DavidRiesenberg »

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Re: Canon EOS 5D Mark III Hardware Change/Update?
« Reply #2 on: April 13, 2012, 01:41:27 PM »
And a flood of LCD pressing and probing commences.:)

haha, true!
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Re: Canon EOS 5D Mark III Hardware Change/Update?
« Reply #3 on: April 13, 2012, 01:41:43 PM »
Roger / Craig, mind to share any pictures of the "new" top LCD?

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Re: Canon EOS 5D Mark III Hardware Change/Update?
« Reply #4 on: April 13, 2012, 01:44:25 PM »
And a flood of LCD pressing and probing commences.:)

And then the headline of next week reads "LCD pressing causes top menu unreadable/broken/liquid-crystal-leak"...

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« Reply #5 on: April 13, 2012, 01:49:47 PM »
And a flood of LCD pressing and probing commences. :)

And then the headline of next week reads "LCD pressing causes top menu unreadable/broken/liquid-crystal-leak"...


How about: "Canon LCD causes Thumb RSI"
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Re: Canon EOS 5D Mark III Hardware Change/Update?
« Reply #6 on: April 13, 2012, 01:51:39 PM »
Looks to just be something that is related to supply.

http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/1104080/4



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Re: Canon EOS 5D Mark III Hardware Change/Update?
« Reply #6 on: April 13, 2012, 01:51:39 PM »

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« Reply #7 on: April 13, 2012, 01:51:48 PM »
I am in India and the label on the box has March 2012 import date. The top LCD is very stiff, doesn't bend at all. Though the black border seems about the same size as the press release pictures of the camera.
I just dont understand what is going on. First issues with the DPP, then issues with the Mark III, then the 1Dx and 24-70mm II delay. And there is absolutely no information from the company regarding these issues (except the DPP fix of-course). What the hell is canon doing?  :o

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Re: Canon EOS 5D Mark III Hardware Change/Update?
« Reply #8 on: April 13, 2012, 02:13:04 PM »
What the hell is canon doing?

All the resources must have been dragged to the Cinema line!   :o

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Re: Canon EOS 5D Mark III Hardware Change/Update?
« Reply #9 on: April 13, 2012, 02:17:37 PM »
All the resources must have been dragged to the Cinema line!   :o

But their special marketing branch is still operating: The article just disappeared from the main site :-p

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« Reply #10 on: April 13, 2012, 02:26:56 PM »
All the resources must have been dragged to the Cinema line!   :o

But their special marketing branch is still operating: The article just disappeared from the main site :-p

Ha!   ;D

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« Reply #11 on: April 13, 2012, 02:34:49 PM »
.......... ???
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Re: Canon EOS 5D Mark III Hardware Change/Update?
« Reply #12 on: April 13, 2012, 02:40:15 PM »
Roger made that post on the FM forums.  He later posted that he took a look at four older 5D3 bodies that were returned from renters.  Two bodies had the flexible covers while two others had the stiffer ones.  He now attributes this situation to supplier variation rather than any update.  This is why the post was removed.
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« Reply #13 on: April 13, 2012, 02:46:34 PM »
Yep, suppliers will have different displays. Still interested to find out what the (possible) recall is all about!

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Re: Canon EOS 5D Mark III Hardware Change/Update?
« Reply #14 on: April 13, 2012, 02:47:52 PM »
I moved the info to the post about the 5D3 stock delay. Better it all in one place, shoulda done that originally.
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Re: Canon EOS 5D Mark III Hardware Change/Update?
« Reply #14 on: April 13, 2012, 02:47:52 PM »