MagpieRH

Joined on Oct 26, 2020

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  • Just an update - contacted Canon who were quick to respond but could only offer the same advice as has been offered here,  although they did refer it in to their technical team. I've not heard ...
  • DoF preview button fine, that was one thing that came up after a Google so I've checked that It's a mystery, but I'm starting to think it may all be linked so if I can find a solution I'll have a ...
  • The shutter count was on the advert - they don't seem to include it on every ad so they must be confident on this one I would think. With the condition of the body, I can well believe it's not had ...
  • Interesting, but I've tried with 2 lenses and no joy so it's not the lenses at fault (they both work fine with 3 other bodies), and as I've said it seems dark even without a lens I'll look into ...
  • That might well be way to go, but I thought I'd check the knowledgeable here first, in case there were a simple answer. I've already had a couple of suggestions I hadn't yet tried - albeit they ...
  • Thank you for responding - I checked the mirror earlier and it's clean, had a couple of specks on it but I've very gently removed those with a cotton bud and a teeny bit of IPA. Also removed the ...
  • Thanks for the tip - I have cleaned the contacts with an eraser, have yet to reach for the IPA. I did wonder if the error 99 might be related, but given turning on the portrait mode buttons seems ...
  • thanks for the response As far as I can tell, the mirror looks clean and unmarked. If I place a light source in front of the camera, it isn't visible through the viewfinder, and vice-versa, so it ...
  • I picked up the body, knowing it would need a bit of love. I don't mind spending a bit of time and effort if I can end up with a usable camera. i know it's not cutting-edge, but I'd be quite happy ...
  • Created discussion thread 1D mk iii dark viewfinder
    Hello all, Hoping you can help me ive just picked up a 1D mk iii ( the old one, not the X), because I've been looking at one for a while and this one was cheap because it had error 99 (but vgc and ...
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