Efinirefd3s: Spoke with Canon USA and Canon Japan. According to the representives, the answer is NO. No modifications will be made to the Camera body both internal and externally for now nor in the future. Current stocks that are in the pipelines to be sent out to the retail stores will continue to have xxxxx1, xxxxx2, xxxxx3, and so on with no modications since this "PROBLEM" is not really a problem to begin with. And as Canon stated on their Website, There is no RECALL on this "issue" to be fixed. But Canon will be more than happy to take a look at those customers who are stil paranoid beginning Mid-May.
Yes I shoot outdoor at night in very dark light. I am not worried about the leak light destroying my image but I don't want to spend 3K+ on a camera with issue.
I am Canon person. I don't want to switch to any other brand. I hope Canon will start shipping 5D MIII without light leaking issue in future. It seems like 5D MIII in Asia and Europe don't have any problem.
I know there is no problem but I wouldn't buy such expensive camera which has a issue.
Is this issue resolved on the new cameras they are going to ship? Or is it going to have same issue? I am planning to get one.
D200_4me: A few pieces of black electrical tape will stop the light :-)
Are the upcoming 5D MIII cameras will still have this issue?