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RyanCrierie

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Serial # that 5D3 fix is included from onwards?
« on: May 08, 2012, 04:30:57 PM »
What it says on the tin.

Does anyone know the serial number range for the 5D3s where Canon began to incorporate the light leak fix into, meaning all cameras made after that range have it?

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Serial # that 5D3 fix is included from onwards?
« on: May 08, 2012, 04:30:57 PM »

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Re: Serial # that 5D3 fix is included from onwards?
« Reply #1 on: May 08, 2012, 07:39:12 PM »
Officially, the "affected" serial #'s are in this range:           
*Products whose sixth digit in the serial number is 1 or 2 are affected.
For example, “xxxxx1xxxxxx” or “xxxxx2xxxxxx” (
  • represents any optional number.)                           Mine, which shipped in March, has a zero as the 6th digit, and there were some later shipped ones with zeroes, I understand. So the serial numbers may connotate both production sequence and assembly location, don't know. At any rate, the only clue as to repair status may be the white dot on the card slot cover.

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Re: Serial # that 5D3 fix is included from onwards?
« Reply #2 on: May 08, 2012, 08:45:16 PM »
I just got mine and it's a 1. :(
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RyanCrierie

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Re: Serial # that 5D3 fix is included from onwards?
« Reply #3 on: May 10, 2012, 11:24:20 AM »
Per the main blog:

"5D Mark III Body Only & Kit in Stock at Norman Camera"

They will be the fixed cameras with serial number notifier “3″ and not the affected “1″ or “2″.

That answers my original question.

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Re: Serial # that 5D3 fix is included from onwards?
« Reply #4 on: May 30, 2012, 06:02:06 PM »
Officially, the "affected" serial #'s are in this range:           
*Products whose sixth digit in the serial number is 1 or 2 are affected.
For example, “xxxxx1xxxxxx” or “xxxxx2xxxxxx” (
  • represents any optional number.)                           Mine, which shipped in March, has a zero as the 6th digit, and there were some later shipped ones with zeroes, I understand. So the serial numbers may connotate both production sequence and assembly location, don't know. At any rate, the only clue as to repair status may be the white dot on the card slot cover.
Just to double check, if there is a white dot on the card slot cover, means it was repaired?

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Re: Serial # that 5D3 fix is included from onwards?
« Reply #4 on: May 30, 2012, 06:02:06 PM »