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Try it for your self. It has real-life impact on your photos if you use the cable remote control, because then the rubber cover is also lifted from the mic-input. Light falls directly on the sensor.
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Re: 5D Mark II got a light leak too (through the mic-input connector)
« Reply #1 on: April 30, 2012, 02:30:01 PM »
please post an effected image.  One with the rubber closed, the other without.  thanks.

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Re: 5D Mark II got a light leak too (through the mic-input connector)
« Reply #2 on: June 19, 2012, 02:49:16 AM »
Sorry, i dont own it anymore.

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Re: 5D Mark II got a light leak too (through the mic-input connector)
« Reply #3 on: June 19, 2012, 02:56:33 AM »
7D is built roughly the same, will that have a mic-leak too?
(i'll check mine when I get home from work)
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Re: 5D Mark II got a light leak too (through the mic-input connector)
« Reply #4 on: June 19, 2012, 10:24:11 AM »
Minor Light leaks were reported on the 5D MK II 4 years ago when it came out.  Many other cameras have them too.  They are so minor that they do not affect images, and it has not bothered any photographers these past 4 years.

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Re: 5D Mark II got a light leak too (through the mic-input connector)
« Reply #5 on: June 19, 2012, 03:15:25 PM »
Most of the time you take your photos with the rubber cover on the connectors anyway. But if you have a remote plugged it it can be trouble.

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Re: 5D Mark II got a light leak too (through the mic-input connector)
« Reply #6 on: June 19, 2012, 03:51:08 PM »
Most of the time you take your photos with the rubber cover on the connectors anyway. But if you have a remote plugged it it can be trouble.
I use the remote on a regular basis and it doesn't cause me any problems, but then I shoot manual using experience anyway and adjust if necessary. To my mind, all the fuss about light leaks on the MkIII was laughable anyway.
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« Reply #6 on: June 19, 2012, 03:51:08 PM »

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Re: 5D Mark II got a light leak too (through the mic-input connector)
« Reply #7 on: June 19, 2012, 09:51:43 PM »
Most of the time you take your photos with the rubber cover on the connectors anyway. But if you have a remote plugged it it can be trouble.

I have not seen any issues with photos shot using a B+W 10 stop ND in broad daylight - obviously using a cable release due to the long exposure.
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Re: 5D Mark II got a light leak too (through the mic-input connector)
« Reply #8 on: June 19, 2012, 09:55:58 PM »
Most of the time you take your photos with the rubber cover on the connectors anyway. But if you have a remote plugged it it can be trouble.

I have not seen any issues with photos shot using a B+W 10 stop ND in broad daylight - obviously using a cable release due to the long exposure.

Of course you don't see a problem. Go back and take the shot again, only this time put the lens cap in front of that 10-stop ND filter.  :P

FWIW, I have also taken cable-release shots with a 10-stop ND on my 5DII (and 7D) with no evidence of a light leak.
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Re: 5D Mark II got a light leak too (through the mic-input connector)
« Reply #9 on: June 19, 2012, 10:03:05 PM »
anyone got any pictures indicating this light leak is falling directly on the sensor?

is it supposed to affect it while exposing the shot or is it supposed to affect metering only
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Re: 5D Mark II got a light leak too (through the mic-input connector)
« Reply #10 on: June 19, 2012, 11:58:25 PM »
Sounds like yet another cynical attempt to discredit Canon and the 5DII because it is a threat to the world dominence of the D600  :o :o :o

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Re: 5D Mark II got a light leak too (through the mic-input connector)
« Reply #11 on: June 20, 2012, 01:48:12 AM »
It does not affect metering it affects the sensor.

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Re: 5D Mark II got a light leak too (through the mic-input connector)
« Reply #12 on: June 20, 2012, 02:04:57 AM »
It does not affect metering it affects the sensor.

hmm could explain some strange long exposure issues i've had in the past
I might have to do some experimenting
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« Reply #13 on: June 20, 2012, 04:36:50 AM »
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Re: 5D Mark II got a light leak too (through the mic-input connector)
« Reply #14 on: June 20, 2012, 08:42:07 AM »
Have you performed a test that confirms this or you mentioned something you read?

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Re: 5D Mark II got a light leak too (through the mic-input connector)
« Reply #14 on: June 20, 2012, 08:42:07 AM »