Light leak fix. No thanks, Canon!

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BillyGoatGruff
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Light leak fix. No thanks, Canon!
May 2, 2012

Although I think they should be ashamed of themselves for sticking a piece of black tape to the back of the LCD panel and calling it a bona-fide fix to the light leak defect, I can certainly understand how Canon would do it for the defective units and try to get away with it. There are enough spineless saps out there who are willing to accept anything.

I’m curious, though, as to what Canon is doing for the xxxxx3xxxxx and higher serial numbers. If they plan on manufacturing them with that black tape “fix”, then I’m probably going to pass on the camera altogether.

‘Cause let’s face it: NOBODY who spends $3500 on a camera deserves a product that has a stinking piece of tape inside it like that. A $3500 camera deserves to have PARTS in it. I’m talking about actual parts, i.e. parts designed to properly fit in the camera, and designed to serve a certain purpose. What Canon has done to fix this light leak issue is tantamount to using chewing gum to cover the LCD.

(And for those of you who intend to say “the light leak doesn’t matter anyway”, save it. Even Canon doesn’t agree with you on that one.)

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In reply to BillyGoatGruff, May 2, 2012

Yet another Canon COCKUP!

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ChrisJSLH
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So you are getting upset about a fix for something that wasn't a problem in the first place on a piece of equipment you don't even own?

You really must get out more....

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The fix apparently works just fine...that's all that counts.
Maybe they should re-manufacture the entire camera.
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In reply to ChrisJSLH, May 2, 2012

not to mention that there was lots of that tape in there already which, by the same reviewer, was seen as a good thing. Have you looked inside a camera to see what one normally looks like? What kind of a "part" would do a better job?

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In reply to BillyGoatGruff, May 2, 2012

You guys need to get over yourselves. It is an electrical device and the fix does what it needs to. And yes, the 'light leak' issue is B.S... Seriously. If you actually owned the camera (like I do) you will see for yourself it is completely idiotic.

Look inside almost any electrical device and you will find tape, clips, etc... I don't get what is so shocking about this fix? If you feel that is too "cheap" for you, you won't want to know what all the resistors and everything else cost in the camera. Many components probably less then the small strips of tape.

Some people just like to stir up drama I suppose... Get over it.

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In reply to BillyGoatGruff, May 2, 2012

mmm, I guess you open your camera everyday to display it and say hey here is my very expensive camera. in that case, yeah a black tape might suck...

but if you use it just to shoot... you shouldn't have to worry about it really.

did you know some weather seals are foam? even in a $3,500 camera??? OMG...
spend $6K to get the real ones ;-0)

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Tape? We don't need no stinking tape!
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BillyGoatGruff wrote:

Although I think they should be ashamed of themselves for sticking a piece of black tape to the back of the LCD panel and calling it a bona-fide fix to the light leak defect, I can certainly understand how Canon would do it for the defective units and try to get away with it. There are enough spineless saps out there who are willing to accept anything.

I’m curious, though, as to what Canon is doing for the xxxxx3xxxxx and higher serial numbers. If they plan on manufacturing them with that black tape “fix”, then I’m probably going to pass on the camera altogether.

‘Cause let’s face it: NOBODY who spends $3500 on a camera deserves a product that has a stinking piece of tape inside it like that. A $3500 camera deserves to have PARTS in it. I’m talking about actual parts, i.e. parts designed to properly fit in the camera, and designed to serve a certain purpose. What Canon has done to fix this light leak issue is tantamount to using chewing gum to cover the LCD.

(And for those of you who intend to say “the light leak doesn’t matter anyway”, save it. Even Canon doesn’t agree with you on that one.)

Looks like you'll be passing on the 5D3 then. This one with the tape fix (no mention whether it stinks) is apparently a serial number "3".

http://www.lensrentals.com/blog/2012/05/the-fix-is-in

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I have always been skeptical you had any real intention to buy this camera. Or that we'd ever see an image from you on it.

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The OP clearly has no clue. Ever opened up an iMac? I'm glad you're skipping the 5D3 - gives someone who actually wants to take photos a chance to get one of the world's best-ever DSLRs. Do us all a favour and go troll in another forum.

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+1. I guess he was expecting a platinum shroud using stealth coating technologies. He appears to be either clueless about things like this or is just a semi-clever troll. I would like to be wrong about that, because I prefer to think well of everybody, but his own posts just keep speaking for themselves.

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No new technology works perfectly. Technology that has evolved over dozens of years is still not perfect. Hardware, software, cars, even the NASA space shuttle is prone to defects in manufacturing and design. Commercial airlines (probably the most sophisticated machine on the earth) are choc full of issues and need constant repair and maintenance to keep them running.

How perfect are people? Humans are prone to all sorts of physical mental capability defects and disease. People make mistakes and serious ones - so do we discount them and say - no thanks - forget you.

How perfect of a picture are photographers producing after dozens years of photographic experience - not even close. Images go from magnificent to total garbage. So what - everyone is learning. I started shooting when I was 8 years old, and shot my first function (a communion) at 9 - I'm in my 30's now - and still learning and making mistake. I shot video in between for 16 years - everything from VHS through XDCAM - still made mistakes.

Expecting perfection for a measly $3500 from a company that manufacturers hundreds of thousands of products is a highly unreasonable expectation.

If Canon created a fabric and adhesive "part" called a light seal and put a canon logo in the corner and called it part LS-100 and provided a box and instructions it would be a "part". Oh ya - gaffer tape is the exact same thing - now it sucks? Productization doesn't make something a solution. Point out the defect and report it - that is the end of it. If the defect makes shooting impossible or highly risk Canon will recall or refund your money - I guarantee it. They know this issue is not a big deal and personally I couldn't agree more.

I for one highly commend Canon and Nikon alike for their intense passion for creating beautiful technology that gives us the capability to enjoy photography and for many earn a living doing what they enjoy. In light of tsunami's, floods and earthquakes they continue to deliver as fast as the can and we should appreciate it.

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Stop being a Billy Goat.

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I think his attempt to troll failed... He got no followers (as planned) I am sure. Way to go guys for actually having common sense.

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In reply to BillyGoatGruff, May 2, 2012

can't be satisfied. The problem is solved and still ranting about it! Get a life! Sometimes the simpliest solution is the best.

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shame on canon..when i heard about the tape and millions others will .. shows how the canon built quality is ..it like buy a new car and tape the head lights
rather than use proper material

bad roomers gest around ..not only the 5dmark 3 is way over price ..but use TAPE to prevent a light leak..WAKE UP CANON..

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I strongly suspect this DPReview account was set up solely to blow up this non issue.

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Nice job Canon, I guess Bondo was not cost effective.

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This one really does draw the trolls from under the bridge.

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What a joke.

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