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john farnan

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Re: 5D Mark II got a light leak too (through the mic-input connector)
« Reply #15 on: July 03, 2013, 04:12:53 AM »
Re this issue of light leaking in from the above mentioned area
I noticed it one day whilst out shooting long exposures in light cloud cover
I only spotted it when the camera was in portrait mode
I put it down to a light leak on one of my bodies and left it be
I noticed the same light leak in the same place on my main body the other day
Again in the same place on the image
I just replicated it there using a torch (though not as bright)

The exposures were both over 30 seconds i noticed the other day when it was under 30 seconds it did not show up as badly but it is still apparent

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Re: 5D Mark II got a light leak too (through the mic-input connector)
« Reply #15 on: July 03, 2013, 04:12:53 AM »

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« Reply #16 on: July 03, 2013, 05:21:15 AM »
I have used my 5D2 with the remote control many times and I have not observed anything wrong.
When I have time I will try the cap experiment.

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« Reply #17 on: July 03, 2013, 07:55:15 AM »
By the way it will be my first ... cap picture  ;D

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Re: 5D Mark II got a light leak too (through the mic-input connector)
« Reply #18 on: July 03, 2013, 02:44:19 PM »
I have used my 5D2 with the remote control many times and I have not observed anything wrong.
When I have time I will try the cap experiment.

I would have said it was all gravy as well had it not been for shooting in portrait..
It took me 18 months to notice it on this particular body.
Rarely do i shoot in bright sunlight unless its as a sunrise/set which wont have the light to my left and above.
I will be contacting Canon for an explanation
1 body fair enough it could be a problem since i got it (doubtful but they would try to get out of it) but 2 bodies same place thats a design fault that although the camera is out of warranty should still require a response and if pushed a resolution for it due it its nature the camera bodies left the factory with this problem and i reckon if the mkiii has the same arrangement its also likely to suffer from this as will any camera body in the range potentially..

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Re: 5D Mark II got a light leak too (through the mic-input connector)
« Reply #18 on: July 03, 2013, 02:44:19 PM »