5D - Mirror fallen off!!!

10 Apr 2008 1:21AM
Can anyone help regarding glueing/sticking/applying the mirror back on?? Is it simple?? Special glue required?? Etc Etc...please advise.

Its a body that i've been given so im not intending to spend out by going to a dealer...it cost nothing so no big issues on this!

Badger 19 4.7k 20 United Kingdom
10 Apr 2008 1:32AM
It'll cost you a fortune for that special glue... best send it to me.... Wink

Seriously, I can't see it being much more than a high quality contact adhesive, but spread as a bloomin' thin layer!
conrad 17 10.9k 116
10 Apr 2008 8:59AM
My thoughts exactly - have it done professionally, and you're still at a big advantage.
peterjones 19 5.2k 1 United Kingdom
10 Apr 2008 9:16AM
it seems to be an issue with the 5D; plenty of pro togs have reported the problem, you may well find that Canon will fix it FOC if it is a known issue even outside the warranty period.
jken 15 1.7k 1 United Kingdom
10 Apr 2008 10:12AM
Don't bodge it. Get it done properly, it's a proper camera so treat it properly.

cannyman 13 123
10 Apr 2008 10:27AM
Pushing 2000, if that was a car and the exhaust fell off, you would be annoyed.
takui neko 18 849 11 Spain
10 Apr 2008 10:37AM
Send it and get it repaired, even if you manage to glue it, you need to have it calibrated for the auto focus to work properly.
You can always use Blu-Tack and guess the focus tho Smile
strawman 18 22.2k 16 United Kingdom
10 Apr 2008 11:54AM
I glued the mirror back on my 300D with a double sided tape. If it is the main mirror then it should not affect AF as it is a pass through to the secondary mirror. Well I think it is correct.

When I checked with Canon their service centre would just replace the complete mirror assembly, so have a chat with them and if its true, have a go, and if it fails its no difference to the repair cost etc. Do wear gloves to stop you getting sweat etc on the mirror.
takui neko 18 849 11 Spain
10 Apr 2008 5:55PM
Sounds like a challenge! Smile
rowarrior 13 4.4k 9 Scotland
10 Apr 2008 5:56PM

Quote:Sounds like a challenge!

Not without sticky-back plastic and a fairy liquid bottle Wink
takui neko 18 849 11 Spain
10 Apr 2008 6:08PM
I have heard that this 5D mirror fall out is like the Ring...

Quote:Once someone else posts up a 5D mirror fallout, the fellow users who view this thread will have theirs falling out too.

joolsb 17 27.1k 38 Switzerland
10 Apr 2008 7:28PM

Quote:I have heard that this 5D mirror fall out is like the Ring...

You mean he'll have to cast his 5d into the fires of Mt. Doom....? :-0
takui neko 18 849 11 Spain
10 Apr 2008 7:29PM
Erhm....the "other" Ring :0)

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