1D mk4 pentaprism replaced- really?

Started Jun 17, 2010 | Discussions thread
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1D mk4 pentaprism replaced- really?
Jun 17, 2010

Here's one for you.

I had a few days lull in my work so thought id get my mk4 cleaned up at my local Canon repair Ctr which luckily is a 10min drive from my house.

Anyways, I called them today to check on completion and they told me they were awaiting a pentaprism to arrive.

I only took it in to get some dust removed from inside the viewfinder and they replace the entire prism? Seems odd to me.

Just wondered why they would replace it instead of cleaning it.

If it's relevant Ive shot around 17000 actuations.

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