Canon announces EOS1D(s) Mk III AutoFocus

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Canon announces EOS1D(s) Mk III AutoFocus
Mar 3, 2009

Apparently the new firmware is not the hottest thing to happen to the 1D(s) Mk III.

This is a copy of the UK announcement available here:

http://www.canon-europe.com/Support/Consumer_Products/products/cameras/Digital_SLR/EOS-1D_Mark_III.aspx?faqtcmuri=tcm:13-631109&page=1&type=important

FAQ: Announcement regarding AF accuracy in EOS-1D Mark III and EOS-1Ds Mark III cameras

We have learned that some EOS-1D Mark III and EOS-1Ds Mark III digital SLR cameras have a problem in the accuracy of the AF (autofocusing) feature.

Cause
If an AF point other than the center AF point is used, focus may become soft.

Answer:
Support:

Free AF accuracy checks and adjustments will be provided to affected products. Please click here to complete a registration form if you own an affected product and wish to arrange for service. After you have submitted the form you will be contacted by a representative of a Canon Service Centre within one week for a service appointment.

it goes on but you get the idea..

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