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| p.1 #10 · Shimming Viewfinder on 5D |
I tried putting tape on the edge of the EE-S focusing screen to simulate shims, it sent the focus even further behind where it should have been, I'm going to try removing washers but at present I don't have a small enough screwdriver to remove the bit infront of them, I'll try and buy a set of screwdrivers tomorrow.
Incidentally I have two 5D's, both with viewfinder calibration as wildly out as each other, canon, there are only 3 mechanical functions that a camera uses to create a photo. Shutter, aperture and focus. Is being able to see accurate focus that irrellevant in today's world that they bother so little to get it accurate? There are shims in the body, did they take a handful and chuck them in without even checking? It's not that the AF is so reliable, took 6 trips to canon to get that right and even so one body is less accurate than the other.
I've printed off the appropriate page from the canon parts catalogue for the 5D, I'll take it in to the local camera repair guy and ask him to order them in for me and hope he doesn't gouge me too much.