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Re: Brand New 5d3 with 1500 shutter counts.
« Reply #30 on: May 18, 2012, 12:35:30 AM »
Thanks all for the input, i called the manager where i purchased the camera, and i was able to return for another brand new body. This body has 0 shutter count :)

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Re: Brand New 5d3 with 1500 shutter counts.
« Reply #30 on: May 18, 2012, 12:35:30 AM »

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Re: Brand New 5d3 with 1500 shutter counts.
« Reply #31 on: May 18, 2012, 12:45:22 AM »
I just purchased a brand new 5d3, had it preorder a week prior picking it up. went home taken a few pictures (about 30) and from curiosity went to eoscount to check out the shutter counts. The shutter counts showed well over 1500 and serial number 5 which i found weird. I also notice when i first turned on the camera the time and date never showed.  I have taken a few more shots just to make sure eoscount is accurate. The website really updates the shutter counts which i have taken.

The CF and SD card i bought for this camera also brand new. I got this camera at Henry's, presumably authorize retailer. Another thing i would like to mention, the employee that sold me the camera said it is the latest batch with light leak fixed by manufacturer. When i got home i notice the first 6 digital serial number is 1 instead of 3. I am shocked that i was being lied to, also with a camera that is defective with 1500 plus actuations. it was my mistake to not check the serial number before buying. up until now, why would the store still have the first batch of camera?

anyone have any idea why my brand new 5d3 has over 1500 shutter actuations? am i getting a returned or refurbished copy? what should i do?

Note: I just figured that you can check your shutter counts in the camera. in the menu setting under batter info. it showed the shutter count. the number matched with the photos i have taken. which is 55. Now that i think its either eoscount is incorrect or someone have reset the shutter count. I am surprised no one have mentioned about shutter count from camera, you should check it out.

Its worth mentioning, if you check shutter count under batt. info, it shows how many photos have been taken on that battery, not over the life of the camera. Everytime you take the batt out and recharge it, the count goes down to 0.
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Re: Brand New 5d3 with 1500 shutter counts.
« Reply #32 on: May 18, 2012, 02:16:49 AM »
Thanks all for the input, i called the manager where i purchased the camera, and i was able to return for another brand new body. This body has 0 shutter count :)
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Re: Brand New 5d3 with 1500 shutter counts.
« Reply #33 on: September 06, 2012, 08:07:41 PM »
I had good results with EOSCount.com. I got a brand new 5d MkIII with 0 Yaaa! : )

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Re: Brand New 5d3 with 1500 shutter counts.
« Reply #33 on: September 06, 2012, 08:07:41 PM »