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Canon fixed 5DIII light leak with tape
« on: May 02, 2012, 11:45:52 AM »

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Re: Canon fixed 5DIII light leak with tape
« Reply #1 on: May 02, 2012, 11:48:37 AM »
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Re: Canon fixed 5DIII light leak with tape
« Reply #2 on: May 02, 2012, 12:08:04 PM »
Original copy of the 5dIIII(4)!! ;D With 60MP?   

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Re: Canon fixed 5DIII light leak with tape
« Reply #3 on: May 02, 2012, 12:12:11 PM »
Duct Tape:  It has a light side and a dark side, and holds the world together!

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Re: Canon fixed 5DIII light leak with tape
« Reply #4 on: May 02, 2012, 12:23:42 PM »
There may be three species then: 1) untaped leaky originals 2) tape kludged originals and 3) revised design without tape.

Which of course may have resale implications, and pixel peepers arguing over which rev looks best...

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Re: Canon fixed 5DIII light leak with tape
« Reply #5 on: May 02, 2012, 12:40:39 PM »
Hate to say it, but buddy is right about the insides of electronics... Have you ever seen the inside of a Profoto pro pack? A pro7a costs more than a Canon 1Dx, and there is nothing especially nice about the interior of these things.

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Re: Canon fixed 5DIII light leak with tape
« Reply #6 on: May 02, 2012, 12:41:36 PM »
Duct Tape:  It has a light side and a dark side, and holds the world together!

There may be three species then: 1) untaped leaky originals 2) tape kludged originals and 3) revised design without tape.

4) the DiY fix.   :P
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Re: Canon fixed 5DIII light leak with tape
« Reply #6 on: May 02, 2012, 12:41:36 PM »

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Re: Canon fixed 5DIII light leak with tape
« Reply #7 on: May 02, 2012, 12:48:09 PM »
fix or not that is shoddy

shod·dy  (shd)
adj. shod·di·er, shod·di·est
1. Made of or containing inferior material.
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a. Of poor quality or craft.
b. Rundown; shabby.
3. Dishonest or reprehensible: shoddy business practices.
4. Conspicuously and cheaply imitative.
n. pl. shod·dies
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a. Woolen yarn made from scraps or used clothing, with some new wool added.
b. Cloth made from or containing such yarn.
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Re: Canon fixed 5DIII light leak with tape
« Reply #8 on: May 02, 2012, 12:49:27 PM »
It kind of cracks me up when people talk about/are worried about the resale value of a camera they just bought 37 seconds ago.  I have NEVER based any purchase decision on the future resale value it may have, whether it be a vehicle, a piece of gear or an iPod.  If you want one, buy it. Use it, ENJOY it.

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Re: Canon fixed 5DIII light leak with tape
« Reply #9 on: May 02, 2012, 12:49:38 PM »
Does anyone else notice the middle circuit board is in a different place after the fix? there's also another black "chipset" in the middle that is also not there after the fix…did they just tuck everything under the black tape?

Also, it seems like they only removed the top cover to apply this fix..this doesn't cause dust to enter the sensor right? Since the top cover isn't exactly where the sensor is?

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Re: Canon fixed 5DIII light leak with tape
« Reply #10 on: May 02, 2012, 12:53:07 PM »
Does anyone else notice the middle circuit board is in a different place after the fix? there's also another black "chipset" in the middle that is also not there after the fix…did they just tuck everything under the black tape?

Also, it seems like they only removed the top cover to apply this fix..this doesn't cause dust to enter the sensor right? Since the top cover isn't exactly where the sensor is?

The second(fixed) pic is at an angle, so you can't see the "missing" chipset.

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Re: Canon fixed 5DIII light leak with tape
« Reply #11 on: May 02, 2012, 12:53:16 PM »
fix or not that is shoddy

Right, because nothing inside high-tech devices is held together with tape.  Whatever you do, don't open up your smartphone or computer!
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Re: Canon fixed 5DIII light leak with tape
« Reply #12 on: May 02, 2012, 01:00:13 PM »
Duct Tape:  It has a light side and a dark side, and holds the world together!

There may be three species then: 1) untaped leaky originals 2) tape kludged originals and 3) revised design without tape.

4) the DiY fix.   :P

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Re: Canon fixed 5DIII light leak with tape
« Reply #12 on: May 02, 2012, 01:00:13 PM »

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Re: Canon fixed 5DIII light leak with tape
« Reply #13 on: May 02, 2012, 01:11:52 PM »
Come to think of it, back in my large format camera days, we had light leak issues... if light was leaking into the bellows, we used gaffers tape.  There was also a huge defect where under bright sunny conditions, looking in the rear of the camera, you could barely see the image let alone focus, we had to use a cloth!  Can you believe that?  a white and black cloth?  and the manufacturer wouldn't even supply it, we had to buy our own! 
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Re: Canon fixed 5DIII light leak with tape
« Reply #14 on: May 02, 2012, 01:13:01 PM »
Actually, i take back my words..the fact that light can leak from the top to the sensor, means that the moment you remove the top cover to "fix" this issue..means dust will definately enter the sensor area…
So i don't think i'll be sending in my camera for this "fix"

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Re: Canon fixed 5DIII light leak with tape
« Reply #14 on: May 02, 2012, 01:13:01 PM »