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    MikeA
    MikeA  91150 forum posts England
    11 Sep 2011 - 12:04 PM

    "Canon has learned that in rare occurrences the main mirror of some EOS 5D digital SLR cameras may fall off, due to deterioration in the strength of adhesion, and is now offering a free fix to the problem via Canon Service Centres."

    One more rare occurrence to add to the list :-((

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    polis_928tadw59
    11 Sep 2011 - 12:12 PM

    I don't have the camera, but in the last few weeks there have been articles and letters about this in the Amateur Photographer mag. It does seem to be other than a rare occurrence, unfortunately.

    Snapper
    Snapper  93702 forum posts United States Minor Outlying Islands3 Constructive Critique Points
    11 Sep 2011 - 12:49 PM


    Quote: "Canon has learned that in rare occurrences the main mirror of some EOS 5D digital SLR cameras may fall off, due to deterioration in the strength of adhesion, and is now offering a free fix to the problem via Canon Service Centres."

    One more rare occurrence to add to the list :-((

    Just as a matter of interest, what is the first digit in the serial number and roughly how many shots has the camera taken? I've got an early one starting with 1, but it's been lightly used and I haven't had any problem with it so far (touching wood and typing one-handed!)

    MikeA
    MikeA  91150 forum posts England
    11 Sep 2011 - 1:54 PM


    Quote: "Canon has learned that in rare occurrences the main mirror of some EOS 5D digital SLR cameras may fall off, due to deterioration in the strength of adhesion, and is now offering a free fix to the problem via Canon Service Centres."

    One more rare occurrence to add to the list :-((

    Just as a matter of interest, what is the first digit in the serial number and roughly how many shots has the camera taken? I've got an early one starting with 1, but it's been lightly used and I haven't had any problem with it so far (touching wood and typing one-handed!)

    Hi, serial No starts 1430.... SHUTTER BROKE at 49K actuations, not sure what it is without processing the last lot of images but must be in the region of 70-80K.

    ianrobinson
    ianrobinson e2 Member 41107 forum postsianrobinson vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
    11 Sep 2011 - 5:55 PM

    Are these 5d's now called mirror-less cameras like the olympus pen E-P3 Smile

    Carabosse
    Carabosse e2 Member 1139390 forum postsCarabosse vcard England269 Constructive Critique Points
    11 Sep 2011 - 6:03 PM


    Quote: Are these 5d's now called mirror-less cameras like the olympus pen E-P3 Smile

    Grin

    mattw
    mattw  105189 forum posts United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
    12 Sep 2011 - 9:53 AM

    It's a pain in the rear end if it's your only camera, but Canon do offer a free repair. Just takes a few days

    MikeA
    MikeA  91150 forum posts England
    12 Sep 2011 - 10:28 AM


    Quote: It's a pain in the rear end if it's your only camera, but Canon do offer a free repair. Just takes a few days

    Just got notification from H. Lehmann Ltd to send it for free repair, not my only camera I have mk2 but it is one I use when I want to leave a camera out doors for night shots.

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