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Do you think that the new 5D Mark III's will be recalled?

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Do you think that the new 5D Mark III's will be recalled?
« on: April 15, 2012, 01:25:42 AM »
Do you think that the new 5D Mark III's will be recalled? Meaning that everyone who has bought them till now will have to return them for a refund/credit and wait some time till the fixed up model comes out?

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« Reply #1 on: April 15, 2012, 02:20:55 AM »
I think the first obvious measure to take is to see if something can be written into the firmware to compensate for light leakage.

I'm sure they will do anything they can to avoid a (costly) recall.

However, if they can't come up with a solid fix to the issue, I'm sure Canon will realize that it will be better for them in the long run to recall the units, fix the issue and get them back into the hands of their customers.

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« Reply #2 on: April 15, 2012, 02:44:52 AM »
I voted Yes, but I hope they don't as my replacement kit will arrive tomorrow (I am in Saudi Arabia getting my 5DM3 from the US!) I ordered the replacement before the light leak think broke out. I had a great time with the first one, but the kit lens had something in the front element (inside) that did not go away.

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« Reply #3 on: April 15, 2012, 04:21:02 AM »
If what CanonWatch is reporting turns out to be accurate, a recall has to be initiated.

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The latest I heard about the 5D Mark III says that new batches that are shipped have a thicker top LCD panel cover that looks a little different than the one mounted on previous batches. Don’t know if it has to do with the light-leaking issue that has been observed on some 5D Mark III bodies, or if it has something to do with the rumored recall/stock delaying of the Mark III.

Canon Japan has also issued an advisory note (Google Translated)
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Re: Do you think that the new 5D Mark III's will be recalled?
« Reply #4 on: April 15, 2012, 04:36:20 AM »
I'm sure many people would like people who have bought the 5D Mark III or one's that are looking at buying it any day now as to what is going on with the latest/first batch of cameras.

A press release from Canon would be most helpful.

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Re: Do you think that the new 5D Mark III's will be recalled?
« Reply #5 on: April 15, 2012, 11:01:04 AM »
Between the potential/minor light-leak issue and the DPP issue, it sounds like there are two rumored reasons for a recall. If it ends up being the DPP issue, I wouldn't worry...you can just download that off of Canon's site. If its the light leak issue, that only seems to actually be a problem when photographing with the lens cap on (or, conversely, when your literally in the dark.) For normal use I don't think that will be a huge problem, however if you do a lot of low-light shooting or astrophotography, you might want to hold off on a 5D III and see if they fix the light leak issue.

Personally, this is why I wait to buy anything new...there is usually a round of recalls and/or firmware updates before a complex new product released under the strong heat of competition is solid and really ready for prime time.
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Re: Do you think that the new 5D Mark III's will be recalled?
« Reply #6 on: April 15, 2012, 02:33:27 PM »
Its a physical issue, Canon might apply some black paing to the edge of the lcd panel or put in some light blocking material.  Those who see a issue will likely be invited to send their camera in for a modification.  Its not a recall in that case, but a service notice, since the issue only affects 0.001 percent of the users if that.
 
However, when you go to sell, buyers will be asking if you have had the service done, or wondering what your serial number is.

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Re: Do you think that the new 5D Mark III's will be recalled?
« Reply #7 on: April 16, 2012, 05:52:14 AM »
Poll

Do you think that the new 5D Mark III's will be recalled?

Yes 21 (52.5%)
No 19 (47.5%)


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Voting closes: 29-04-2012, 07:26:03

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« Reply #8 on: April 16, 2012, 10:11:56 AM »
Yes voters: people who haven't bought yet the camera.
No voters: people who already bought the camera and want a magical firmware fix.

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Re: Do you think that the new 5D Mark III's will be recalled?
« Reply #9 on: April 16, 2012, 10:48:22 AM »
It seems like they would have to recall in order to fix a physical problem. Unless they are hoping to teach the firmware to ignore light from the LCD. I'm not even sure you can do that.
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Re: Do you think that the new 5D Mark III's will be recalled?
« Reply #10 on: April 16, 2012, 02:48:19 PM »
what the direct link to the Canon press release/response page so we can keep a look out for their response? When do you think they'll give us an update?

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« Reply #11 on: April 16, 2012, 03:02:37 PM »
OK, maybe I'm just a bit dense, but I really don't understand how anyone can imagine that something that is essentially a non-issue would justify a recall. 

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« Reply #12 on: April 16, 2012, 03:12:31 PM »
OK, maybe I'm just a bit dense, but I really don't understand how anyone can imagine that something that is essentially a non-issue would justify a recall.

Maybe it's just public perception. If a large enough group of people thinks it needs a recall, Canon would recall. Whether or not it really needs a recall in reality.
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Re: Do you think that the new 5D Mark III's will be recalled?
« Reply #13 on: April 16, 2012, 03:15:03 PM »
OK, maybe I'm just a bit dense, but I really don't understand how anyone can imagine that something that is essentially a non-issue would justify a recall.

I don't understand, it is essentially an issue. People who shoot in harsh light or use the LCD back light frequently can have a blemish in their usage of this camera.

It's an issue that needs to be resolved and as it's a hardware problem, they may need to recall the first batch. Remember Canon hopefully will sell hundreds of thousands of these over 3-4 years so if it is a problem that would affect future sales in any way then it will be very worthwhile to replace the first batch.

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Re: Do you think that the new 5D Mark III's will be recalled?
« Reply #14 on: April 16, 2012, 03:54:18 PM »
No I don't think there will be a recall.  All they have to do is issue a new firmware and make it so that when the shutter is pressed the backlight turns off, problem solved.

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