September 20, 2014, 06:37:54 PM

Author Topic: 5D Mark III - Repair Procedure  (Read 2160 times)

ramon123

  • Canon 70D
  • ****
  • Posts: 259
    • View Profile
5D Mark III - Repair Procedure
« on: April 26, 2012, 08:54:46 AM »
I emailed Canon regarding the repair procedure of the affected 5D Mark III's.

This is what they replied:

"... But even for the unfixed cameras there will be a free of charge service offered at our service station to replace the light shield from 10th of may."

"According to the information I have it is a light shield between LCD-Illumination and Exposure sensor located at the prism unit."

canon rumors FORUM

5D Mark III - Repair Procedure
« on: April 26, 2012, 08:54:46 AM »

sparda79

  • Rebel T5i
  • ****
  • Posts: 138
    • View Profile
    • Tingkap Vistaku
Re: 5D Mark III - Repair Procedure
« Reply #1 on: April 26, 2012, 10:24:57 AM »
I emailed Canon regarding the repair procedure of the affected 5D Mark III's.

This is what they replied:

"... But even for the unfixed cameras there will be a free of charge service offered at our service station to replace the light shield from 10th of may."

"According to the information I have it is a light shield between LCD-Illumination and Exposure sensor located at the prism unit."


Thanks.. I was wondering about this since their free service announcement...
5D Mark III
24-105L | 50L | 100L | 70-200L II | 2x III

Mt Spokane Photography

  • Canon EF 600mm f/4L IS II
  • ********
  • Posts: 8683
    • View Profile
Re: 5D Mark III - Repair Procedure
« Reply #2 on: April 26, 2012, 11:23:48 AM »
All DSLR cameras use a light shield, its just probably too thin or a poor fit, so a new one is needed.  I tried to verify any affect on images in low light, but could not get the metering to change once I removed the lens cap.

ramon123

  • Canon 70D
  • ****
  • Posts: 259
    • View Profile
Re: 5D Mark III - Repair Procedure
« Reply #3 on: April 26, 2012, 05:01:46 PM »
they're replacing it so therefore it's probably too thin

canon rumors FORUM

Re: 5D Mark III - Repair Procedure
« Reply #3 on: April 26, 2012, 05:01:46 PM »