Solution to "light leak"

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Solution to "light leak"
Apr 24, 2012

Problem: Light leak in the 5D MkIII occurs in "extremely dark" environments if the LCD is on causing the exposure to change without noticeably changing the photo.

Solution: Don't use the LCD in extremely dark environments before measuring your exposure.

In all DSLRs, in extremely dark environments, even light shining through the eyepiece can cause an exposure change. This is why the eyepiece cap is included in the manufacturer's camera strap.

So why should you be running the LCD when it is extremely dark?

You don't.

Avoiding running the LCD and capping the eyepiece should be part of good practice when taking exposure in extremely dark environments.

Since Canon tested it and found not noticeable change in the photos taken, then even this point is moot.

Canon EOS 5D
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