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Re: The 5D Mark III Fix
« Reply #45 on: May 02, 2012, 06:23:51 PM »
And what about the long term as the glue from the tape begins to dissolve and to spill at the electronics? The repair is short-term, but in the the warranty period should not be anything wrong with that, and after the warranty is no longer a problem of the manufacturer, but a buyer.  >:(

Sorry for my poor English

It was all a plot by that Korean camera club to drive up prices of the original pre-fix model's long term resale value. Three years from now people will pay huge premiums for used copies without the fix.  ;D ;D ;D

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« Reply #45 on: May 02, 2012, 06:23:51 PM »

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« Reply #46 on: May 02, 2012, 06:42:53 PM »
wow - I have no words to describe this... so this is what a $3500 camera looks like?

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Re: The 5D Mark III Fix
« Reply #47 on: May 02, 2012, 07:16:04 PM »
wow - I have no words to describe this... so this is what a $3500 camera looks like?

Or a $7000 camera for that matter. Or an airplane. Black tape and circuitry are best friends.
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Re: The 5D Mark III Fix
« Reply #48 on: May 02, 2012, 07:38:56 PM »
Called a local Canon reseller and asked if they had stock on the Canon 5D Mark iii, he said "no, but we just got in the Canon 5D Mark iii T."
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Re: The 5D Mark III Fix
« Reply #49 on: May 02, 2012, 07:57:23 PM »
For me, this shows how insignificant the problem was in the first place.
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« Reply #50 on: May 02, 2012, 08:06:32 PM »

those are not ordinary tapes they are anti-static insulating materials only used by semi-con indstries making high-end electronic stuffs.

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« Reply #51 on: May 02, 2012, 08:59:55 PM »
I thought the problem was only on some models with certain serial numbers.

If that is true, were there other camaras manufactured without tape that did not have a light leak (and if so, how not)?

It's not like some cameras had the tape and some didn't before the problem was reported.

That's what I thought also.  Wasn't it the 6th digit with a 1 or 2 in it?

Yeah...I'd be curious as to what the 6th digit on this camera they took apart with the tape in it was....was it a 1,2 or maybe a 'new' 3 model?

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« Reply #51 on: May 02, 2012, 08:59:55 PM »

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Re: The 5D Mark III Fix
« Reply #52 on: May 02, 2012, 10:07:59 PM »
I just ordered my 5DIII because of the fix! Brilliant!!

[Actually I ordered one because, according to CR, they're coming back in-stock very soon--I hope!]
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Re: The 5D Mark III Fix
« Reply #53 on: May 02, 2012, 10:32:40 PM »

It was all a plot by that Korean camera club to drive up prices of the original pre-fix model's long term resale value. Three years from now people will pay huge premiums for used copies without the fix.  ;D ;D ;D

Yes, it is a big Korean conspiracy, but not for the reason you suggest. The Koreans and Japanese hate each other already, and the people in that camera club are actually Samsung execs trying to ruin Canon's reputation. You see, Samsung is working on a new line of DSLRs with proprietary Sexmor sensors that promise 17 stops of DR and instant wood for camera geeks everywhere ;D It's rumored that the new Samsung SLRs will come with a gift certificate redeemable at your local Korean BBQ restaurant as well.

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« Reply #54 on: May 02, 2012, 10:52:14 PM »
This forum is prone to sometimes get hysterical like a class of tween girls. This was a tiny problem (I have one of the early models and have not bothered to do anything) and the addition of tape as a final resolution proves it. Electrical equipment manufacturers commonly use this type of special tape for various reasons. Simple problem - simple fix. Let us let this rest.

Now for those seeking a more proper $3,500 type solution to this tiny problem, I am curious what might that look like? Full re-engineering of the camera to also produce 36.3 MP?   :)

For a little taste of schadenfreude here is the link to D800 issues: http://nikonrumors.com/forum/topic.php?id=5517

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« Reply #55 on: May 02, 2012, 11:02:09 PM »
Suppose DXO finds that Canon's L-tape tape has a light transmission coefficient of 1%, and they give the tape a score of 86%.  Then Nikon invents a piece of piece with a transmission coefficient of 0.95%, and they get a score of 96%.  Imagine the howls...

Impossible! Nikon may have produced a DSLR that has scored higher than any Canon DSLR according to the DxO tests... But there is absolutely no way that Nikon is capable of producing a tape that is better than "L" grade Canon tape.  :P

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« Reply #56 on: May 02, 2012, 11:28:46 PM »
Wow now my lens cap macro pictures will be shot at their correct exposure! Yeay.  ::)

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« Reply #57 on: May 03, 2012, 12:08:01 AM »
Wow now my lens cap macro pictures will be shot at their correct exposure! Yeay.  ::)

HAHAHA!!!  Yes... and the inside of my closet with the lights off and the blinds closed...

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« Reply #58 on: May 03, 2012, 12:11:22 AM »
This forum is prone to sometimes get hysterical like a class of tween girls. This was a tiny problem (I have one of the early models and have not bothered to do anything) and the addition of tape as a final resolution proves it. Electrical equipment manufacturers commonly use this type of special tape for various reasons. Simple problem - simple fix. Let us let this rest.

Now for those seeking a more proper $3,500 type solution to this tiny problem, I am curious what might that look like? Full re-engineering of the camera to also produce 36.3 MP?   :)

For a little taste of schadenfreude here is the link to D800 issues: http://nikonrumors.com/forum/topic.php?id=5517

Holy crap!  That thread reports more issues than i've read here in a month (and there have been many complaints here!)

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Re: The 5D Mark III Fix
« Reply #59 on: May 03, 2012, 02:19:53 AM »
They fixed the light leak, but metering is still wrong for times when you want to shoot with lens cap on.  It's pitch black for heaven's sake, so how is the light sensor coming up with any exposure setting?  What is the right exposure setting for pitch black?   ;)

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« Reply #59 on: May 03, 2012, 02:19:53 AM »