Crooked photos - bad skill or focus screen alignment?

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Crooked photos - bad skill or focus screen alignment?
Aug 1, 2012

Ever since I've purchased my 5D Mark III, I've been noticing an apparent decrease in my ability to keep horizontal or vertical lines close to level. More of my photos were crooked and required cropping and correction in images I felt required such a fix. This happened in situations where I was certain that I aligned the key horizontal/vertical lines with the guidelines projected in the cameras viewfinder. Yesterday I ran a single picture test using a tripod to settle the matter: I aligned a countertop edge with the upper most guideline in the viewfinder. I found that counter which was supposedly level in my viewfinder was a few degrees crooked in the final image.

Has anyone else noticed this problem with their camera? Is this likely caused by a misalignment of the focus screen or is the sensor slightly rotated around the centre axis?

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