No blue dot on new 1D3

Started Mar 20, 2008 | Discussions
David Birkin Veteran Member • Posts: 3,022
No blue dot on new 1D3

Received my second 1D3 today. There is NO blue dot on the box. The build date is OW0308 and SN is 5637xx

My existing 1D3 is SN 5525xx and DOES have a blue dot on the box.

HTH

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a fair bit of gear, a reasonable idea.

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astroguy Regular Member • Posts: 403
Re: No blue dot on new 1D3

Where did you buy it?

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PhilJeffrey Forum Member • Posts: 60
Re: No blue dot on new 1D3

This is also the case for my new 1D3, received from Amazon last week. (no blue dot)
I haven't tested AI Servo significantly yet, however.

OP David Birkin Veteran Member • Posts: 3,022
Re: No blue dot on new 1D3

warehouse express, UK

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a fair bit of gear, a reasonable idea.

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Bob Roy Regular Member • Posts: 284
Re: No blue dot on new 1D3

My WAG is that they probably feel they are far enough away from the problem to not have to distinguish them any more. That and they can save .001 cents a camera...

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Colin Key Senior Member • Posts: 1,148
Re: No blue dot on new 1D3

Have you had a chance to test it, and does it work?

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shhboom Forum Member • Posts: 78
Re: No blue dot on new 1D3

Received mine Monday..Serial #565....no Dots ...camera is a success in all respects !

Bartek Senior Member • Posts: 1,408
Re: No blue dot on new 1D3

manufactured this month there is no chance of being affected with the submirror issue so probably no need for markings anymore.

I bought a 5D late in 2005 and it had the reddot just the same way as now 1DIII had the blue one. Some more people also had the dot but few more months later and untill now 5D don't have any dots anymore.

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Ophrys Contributing Member • Posts: 775
Re: No blue dot on new 1D3

The blue dot is usually hidden beneath the bar code labels (as mine was). Enjoy your new 1DIII !

Ophrys

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