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Finnish wearing on my 5D Mark III
« on: October 04, 2012, 08:16:05 PM »
Hello There,

The finnish on my 5D Mark 3 is wearing away around the bottom left edge of the camera.

It looks like it's 5 years old..not 5 months old.

I have no idea what wore the finnish away.

Anyone else have this issue?

Thanks..Arnie
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Finnish wearing on my 5D Mark III
« on: October 04, 2012, 08:16:05 PM »

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Re: Finnish wearing on my 5D Mark III
« Reply #1 on: October 04, 2012, 08:31:42 PM »
I have not had a problem, but I did read one complaint about the finish wearing rapidly. 

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Re: Finnish wearing on my 5D Mark III
« Reply #2 on: October 04, 2012, 10:08:25 PM »
Was that posted by this same guy on another forum?  He's signed up recently on a few asking the same question.  No other first hand experience has popped up yet.  Mine is just a few weeks old, but looks fine.

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Re: Finnish wearing on my 5D Mark III
« Reply #3 on: October 04, 2012, 10:14:11 PM »
Actually, I'm having the exact same problem: I bought at the end of April and the finish on the bottom left is wearing away already.

I don't have it on me right now, but I'll post a pic sometime tomorrow. It was really bugging me too.

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Re: Finnish wearing on my 5D Mark III
« Reply #4 on: October 06, 2012, 12:34:45 AM »
My paint on my battery grip is wearing off on my 5DMK3  >:(

According to Canon (sent it in 2 weeks ago) its considered normal wear and tear and is not covered by warranty. Glad I pay $500.00 a year for tha CPS membership  :o
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Re: Finnish wearing on my 5D Mark III
« Reply #5 on: October 06, 2012, 01:01:30 AM »
Mine has about 15,000 clicks but no major wear and tear yet. Would be interesting to see an image though.
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Re: Finnish wearing on my 5D Mark III
« Reply #6 on: October 06, 2012, 09:37:59 AM »
Here are some pics of the wear..remember...this is a camera i got in May.
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Re: Finnish wearing on my 5D Mark III
« Reply #6 on: October 06, 2012, 09:37:59 AM »

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Re: Finnish wearing on my 5D Mark III
« Reply #7 on: October 06, 2012, 10:07:29 AM »
Some folks would call that a badge of honor... not quite as bad a Willie Nelson's guitar....

I've had black Nikons back in the day... much much worse.  I remember one Nikkormat FT2 that was... way more brass than black.... I kept that camera with me daily with 35/2.0 on it "just in case"

First wear is always the hardest to stomach.  Just keep goin' with the flow. 

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Re: Finnish wearing on my 5D Mark III
« Reply #8 on: October 06, 2012, 10:14:18 AM »
yes..when it represents years of hard shooting...but in less the 6 months....??
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Re: Finnish wearing on my 5D Mark III
« Reply #9 on: October 06, 2012, 10:45:12 AM »
Stinks when you don't have a nice camera to take a nice picture of your...camera...doesn't it?  lol.

Looks like that one took a pretty good scratch there.  Abrasion damage of some kind.  Maybe something in your bag is rubbing against it?  Did someone borrow it and send it skidding across the table or something? 

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Re: Finnish wearing on my 5D Mark III
« Reply #10 on: October 06, 2012, 10:50:44 AM »
What kind of usage has it had? I mean if you've had 50,000 actuations then I'd sat it was just wear n'tear, but if you'e only taken 5,000 shots (approx. 1,000/month) which would be normal (but still high use) then I would have to say there might be either a design flaw or your specific body is somewhat defective. Or alternatively, you're throwing the camera around e.g. into your car/boot without keeping it in a padded case (unlikely though given the cost).

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Re: Finnish wearing on my 5D Mark III
« Reply #11 on: October 06, 2012, 11:06:48 AM »
aprox 4 weddings a month...some months 8...at 1000 shots plus per wedding

It's just I've been using Canon since the orignal F1 and have never seen a body show wear this quickly.

And no..never lent it out...
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Re: Finnish wearing on my 5D Mark III
« Reply #12 on: October 06, 2012, 11:32:11 AM »
it look like my 8 years old jeans

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Re: Finnish wearing on my 5D Mark III
« Reply #13 on: October 06, 2012, 11:37:02 AM »
Only the Finnish?  What about the Norwegian?   :P

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Re: Finnish wearing on my 5D Mark III
« Reply #14 on: October 06, 2012, 11:42:45 AM »
Feel free to take your word association game to Fred Miranda...there's 4 pages of it based on my typo.
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Re: Finnish wearing on my 5D Mark III
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