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Re: Finnish wearing on my 5D Mark III
« Reply #15 on: October 06, 2012, 12:31:01 PM »
Is this the only picture you have of the issue? Any pictures of the rest of the body? Just curious what the rest of it looks like.
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Re: Finnish wearing on my 5D Mark III
« Reply #15 on: October 06, 2012, 12:31:01 PM »

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Re: Finnish wearing on my 5D Mark III
« Reply #16 on: October 06, 2012, 12:42:05 PM »
I also noticed that the paint on my 5DIII is scratched much easier than on my 7D. Especially the edges of the bottom plate (likely when placing the camera on rough surfaces when I don't have a tripod, and tilting and turning it to frame my shot)

I bought mine end of March, but it doesn't look remotely as bad as that pic, but it already looks worse than my much older 7D.
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Re: Finnish wearing on my 5D Mark III
« Reply #17 on: October 06, 2012, 12:52:08 PM »
Same here, it wasn't as bad as yours but the worst i've ever experienced with a body. It takes nothing to scratch it. In fact my 1d x is way better but also show marks muchmuch easier than any other. Think only my 5dc showed any wear, and I more than frequently used it as åfootball..
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Re: Finnish wearing on my 5D Mark III
« Reply #18 on: October 06, 2012, 01:13:07 PM »
yes..when it represents years of hard shooting...but in less the 6 months....??

You're doing 4 to 8 weddings a month.  Shutter actuations have nothing to do with finish wear.  But in six months someplace between 24 and 36 weddings.

Jeeze, I've been there, and weddings are rough on equipment.  You're a one man whirlwind, with hopefully an assistant to help carry stuff, arrange shots, and keep an extra eye on security matters.  It is a photographic zoo doing most weddings.  I hated them at times, but never once regretted coming home with sore back, sore legs, sore feet, soaked in sweat..... and having to sit down and clean equipment of grunge, sweat and grime, and at times icing, and champagne... it is hell on photographers AND their equipment.

You're shooting weddings with the camera.  You no doubt have a backup as well.  you're making money, as I did.   Equipment at that point was, not expendable, but it was depreciated.  I got good life out of brand H medium format, but...  did manage to go thru a body and a few backs just due to wear.

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Re: Finnish wearing on my 5D Mark III
« Reply #19 on: October 06, 2012, 01:26:48 PM »
yup..
I noticed right away..
I am pretty gentle with my gear.
the 5D3 hung from neck so it touched my jeans just below my belt or the soft leather belt..
I noticed 'paint' worn on the edge between LCD surface and bottom tripod socket surface..
it was 1/8" wide worn thru on the rounded corner..
1. I adjusted the strap so the camera hits my SHIRT now......a little higher..
AND
2. laundry black marker ...subtle cover-up.. for the moment...

BUT
I was waaayyy more heavy on 5D2.. no wear over 3-4 yrs since it was first released...everyday hanging there on walks..

my gear has no marks ..because I think befor 'tossing into a bag of tire-chains..etc

but THIS CURRENT FINISH
this is a notch ...or three.... lower quality finish
yes
I can testify to that.. solid true

sad

so that is the trend I suppose...
toward a schlock pile

I am a fan....but not of this stuff

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Re: Finnish wearing on my 5D Mark III
« Reply #20 on: October 06, 2012, 02:17:08 PM »
Here are some pics of the wear..remember...this is a camera i got in May.

OMG even my old 5 years 350d been around the world, beaches, lots of camping and now is property of my lil sista looks better than that!! -_- do you have a dog?? is it his new toy??

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Re: Finnish wearing on my 5D Mark III
« Reply #21 on: October 06, 2012, 03:18:49 PM »
 Nothing a can of black spray paint can't fix.

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Re: Finnish wearing on my 5D Mark III
« Reply #22 on: October 06, 2012, 04:19:34 PM »
Only the Finnish?  What about the Norwegian?   :P

My thought exactly, lol

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Re: Finnish wearing on my 5D Mark III
« Reply #23 on: October 06, 2012, 04:33:07 PM »
I sold my Mark II with 220K actuations, and it did not have wear like that. 

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Re: Finnish wearing on my 5D Mark III
« Reply #24 on: February 25, 2013, 12:26:11 AM »
I'm having this problem too--major brassing on the bottom of my 5D3. The rest of the camera is almost pristine--very little if any wear. And before this body I had a 10D, 20D, 5D, and 5DII. Never saw paint wear off this fast with such light wear.

I was hoping to get CPS to take care of this but saw the earlier post that they didn't. At least I saved the shipping.

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Re: Finnish wearing on my 5D Mark III
« Reply #25 on: February 25, 2013, 01:35:40 AM »
Only the Finnish?  What about the Norwegian?   :P

You beat me to it lol...i was gonna ask about the Swedes :)
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Re: Finnish wearing on my 5D Mark III
« Reply #26 on: February 25, 2013, 01:36:39 AM »
I did not notice this on my 5D MK III
Is it possible that you use some fluid / cream on your hands or other? Just guessing..
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Re: Finnish wearing on my 5D Mark III
« Reply #27 on: February 25, 2013, 02:19:03 AM »
I don't see the brass yet, but the paint do come across as significantly softer and more easily worn off on my 5D3 too.

I had chippings in the paint of my 50D, but the 5D3 has fine lines across the body from something brushing against it.
And I'm not a pro and I'm quite picky about protecting the camera and lenses.

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Re: Finnish wearing on my 5D Mark III
« Reply #27 on: February 25, 2013, 02:19:03 AM »

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Re: Finnish wearing on my 5D Mark III
« Reply #28 on: February 25, 2013, 03:46:58 AM »
My 5D Mark III is definately showing this type of wear. I can see the metal along the back bottom part of the camera. I do wear a Black Rapid and I don't think that helps. I have a 500D for about 3 years using this strap and it had no wear on the same edge. It looks like the outer coating is not very good and wears away easily.
I'm amazed such an expensive camera is wearing away it's outside coating so easily.
It's more that a little cosmetic, it's a bit ugly and probably greatly devalues the camera.
It will be interesting over time whether this problem becomes more common

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Re: Finnish wearing on my 5D Mark III
« Reply #29 on: February 25, 2013, 05:21:51 AM »
Only the Finnish?  What about the Norwegian?   :P

My thought exactly, lol
+1 ... the first thing that came to my mind was, what about the Swedish?  ;D ;D
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Re: Finnish wearing on my 5D Mark III
« Reply #29 on: February 25, 2013, 05:21:51 AM »