Light leak fix. No thanks, Canon!

Started May 2, 2012 | Discussions
GaryJP
GaryJP Veteran Member • Posts: 6,442
Nikon's solution to the 24-70 N Lens Light Leak

A bit of gaffer tape.

So better sell your Nikon gear dude.

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rpiotr01 Regular Member • Posts: 256
Is this thread real?

I guess it's a good thing the light leak issue was known right away. Imagine if you bought the camera, had a great time with it, took many amazing photographs over the course of a few years, but then one day dropped it, had it pop open and saw that - GASP! - there was a piece of black tape under the LCD! All those photos would be ruined! All that time wasted on a tool that wasn't built to your standards, even though you're not an engineer and couldn't design a digital SLR if given a lifetime. See, Canon did you a favor! Be thankful!

Holy cow, some people...

24Peter
24Peter Veteran Member • Posts: 3,132
Re: Light leak fix. No thanks, Canon!

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.

Senor BillyGoat - I've been coming to this forum almost daily for nearly seven years and have never said this to anyone until now (and I've seen a lot of dumb posts in that time): You are an idiot.

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Scott Larson Veteran Member • Posts: 5,978
Re: Light leak fix. No thanks, Canon!

Invertalon wrote:

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.

Hell, I was putting black tape on the outside of my AE-1 when light started leaking around the door gasket. Who am I to judge Canon's fix?

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Liberty555 Regular Member • Posts: 380
+1 Some people really are oxygen thieves

Some people really are oxygen thieves.

GordonAtWork
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Re: +1 here too. If the tape had ...

... been there as part of the design then no-one would be bleating (pun most definitely intended) about the purpose of the tape. Same goes for any other tape in a camera body, are they all covering up faults ? I doubt it.

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alien3333 Veteran Member • Posts: 4,476
tape is indeed the solution for most problems :)

for "light-leak" or "noise-leak"(sound-proof on mouth) ...

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WT Jones Senior Member • Posts: 2,495
Electrical Tape?

For a camera, It's probably a much better fix than duct tape!
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onlooker Veteran Member • Posts: 3,997
Let's hope

Let's hope a lot of people will share OP's point of view, refuse to buy the 5D III, and it plummets in price. As soon as it reaches $2700, I will grab it. With the tape.

Le Kilt Senior Member • Posts: 2,097
Please Canon...

stick some of that tape over every orifice of the OP that channels light or sound...

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GaryJP
GaryJP Veteran Member • Posts: 6,442
Re: Light leak fix. No thanks, Canon!

http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1030&message=35767278

Sound familiar?

The entire thread is enlightening.
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Henrik NJ Junior Member • Posts: 33
Re: Light leak fix. No thanks, Canon!

BillyGoatGruff - you have no gear, no pictures in the gallery and been here for about a week.

Did somone put black electrical tape on your camera and keyboard?

Go out, take som pictures and get some air.

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OP BillyGoatGruff Forum Member • Posts: 93
Yeah folks. I’ve been under investigation by GaryGP

GaryJP wrote:

http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1030&message=35767278

Sound familiar?

The entire thread is enlightening.
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Someone has hired him to tail me.

OP BillyGoatGruff Forum Member • Posts: 93
Re: You do not surprise me.

GaryJP wrote:

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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I owned it before, Columbo. But I returned mine because of this light leak issue.

Once Canon has fixed the issue properly, and I know that this black piece of tape is going to be the standard build for all of the 5D3s from here on out, then I’ll purchase it again.

Got that, genius?

GaryJP
GaryJP Veteran Member • Posts: 6,442
You have a connection with that thread?

I just posted it as on a similar topic, a "light leak" fixed by tape, but your response is strange.

http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1030&message=35741322

BillyGoatGruff wrote:

GaryJP wrote:

http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1030&message=35767278

Sound familiar?

The entire thread is enlightening.
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GaryJP
GaryJP Veteran Member • Posts: 6,442
Re: You do not surprise me.

Believe it when I see it.

BillyGoatGruff wrote:

GaryJP wrote:

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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I owned it before, Columbo. But I returned mine because of this light leak issue.

Once Canon has fixed the issue properly, and I know that this black piece of tape is going to be the standard build for all of the 5D3s from here on out, then I’ll purchase it again.

Got that, genius?

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OP BillyGoatGruff Forum Member • Posts: 93
Think about it....

I don’t know about you, but I use my cameras in heat and freezing cold. I also tend to keep them for a while, but I don’t take more than a few thousand photos a year (I’ve never had to send in a camera body in for repairs). Because I don’t use them a lot, my cameras last for quite a long time.

How long do you think that tape adhesive is going to last? Maybe it’ll hold indefinitely. Maybe it won’t. But one thing’s for sure, the very fact that a camera that is brought into a variety of environments and temperatures should tell you that something more secure and ‘permanent' than tape is more appropriate.

KatManDEW Senior Member • Posts: 1,979
Re: Light leak fix. No thanks, Canon!

Where did you all find official info from Canon about the affected bodies, and the fix? I registered mine and I haven't received any notification from them.

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GaryJP
GaryJP Veteran Member • Posts: 6,442
The black tape is all over the body

And was even before the "fix".

http://www.lensrentals.com/blog/2012/04/5d-iii-strip-tease

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Invertalon Forum Member • Posts: 57
Re: Think about it....

BillyGoatGruff wrote:

I don’t know about you, but I use my cameras in heat and freezing cold. I also tend to keep them for a while, but I don’t take more than a few thousand photos a year (I’ve never had to send in a camera body in for repairs). Because I don’t use them a lot, my cameras last for quite a long time.

How long do you think that tape adhesive is going to last? Maybe it’ll hold indefinitely. Maybe it won’t. But one thing’s for sure, the very fact that a camera that is brought into a variety of environments and temperatures should tell you that something more secure and ‘permanent' than tape is more appropriate.

Are you serious? All the tape is doing is acting as a light shield, which is probably being pushed up against other components anyway. So even if the tape were to "fail", it would not move. There is tape loaded in all types of electronics, not just the 5D3. You are making nothing into a huge deal.

This is like returning a car (if you could) because you found a fix for a noise you heard was a little foam or a squirt of grease. Darn it, they should of done that in the factory! No good!

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