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p.1 #1 · My 5DII & Dusty LCD


I am not one to complain about my gear, but I am curious if this is an endemic issue w/ the 5DII or it is unique to my body.

I have owned them all... well almost (from 20D to 1DsII), and I have never experienced the problem to this degree. I have a 5DII w/ a lot of dust accumulating between the rear lcd protector screen and the lcd. It is clearly a static electricity issue and related to life in MN where it is humid in the summer and dry in the winter. I am a wildlife / nature shooter and the body has been to Africa, American Southwest, Costa Rica and my home state. Its companion is my 7D and 40D. Neither the 7D nor 40D suffer from this dilemma.

While I realize that it has no impact on the function of the body, it is quite annoying under certain lighting conditions. It also suggests poor QC and might be an indicator of problems to come w/ other seals.

So, I'm curious... how many of you 5DII users have dusty LCD?... is there a simple fix? It is likely that I will do what I have always done w/ gear related quirks... ignore the problem and keep shooting.

cheers,
bruce



Jan 07, 2012 at 03:50 PM
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p.1 #2 · My 5DII & Dusty LCD


I stand ready to be corrected, but I don't think Canon ever stated that the 5DII was sealed against dust, just 'resistant' to.

You can't expect a Canon that 'only cost $2500' to be well built....
what do you think it is? A D700 or something??



Jan 07, 2012 at 04:49 PM
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p.1 #3 · My 5DII & Dusty LCD


Ouch,... Biting commentary.
Then again, they managed to produce a high res full-frame camera for less than the price of a car



Jan 07, 2012 at 06:20 PM
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p.1 #4 · My 5DII & Dusty LCD


Yeah, it's a strange camera war going on, Nikon releases D700 and a mass of Canon guys (including me) go "waaaaah.....I want that" whereas a mass of Nikon shooters go "waaaah....I want a jillion megapixels" and the fall out of which is that the D800 appears to be going uber-pixel, and the rumours about the 5DIII suggest it may have LESS pixels.

It's a strange old-world, grass always greener etc etc



Jan 07, 2012 at 06:42 PM
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p.1 #5 · My 5DII & Dusty LCD


Hmmm... I use mine in outdoor environments all the time - just returned from five days bumping around various parts of Death Valley - and I've never noticed any dust behind the LCD. The LCD does get marked up by body oils and so forth, but that's about it.

I wonder if there is some particular issue with the LCD cover on your individual camera that is leading to this?

Dan



Jan 07, 2012 at 07:08 PM
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p.1 #6 · My 5DII & Dusty LCD


They can be completely replaced (The clear screen cover) for $20 by yourself if it bothers you that much.


Jan 07, 2012 at 07:13 PM
 

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p.1 #7 · My 5DII & Dusty LCD


Not sure how much I'm bothered by the dust... just surprised that it exists and appears to be taking on a life of its own. The dust shifts from here and there and now seems to be "reproducing."

Fortunately, it does not appear that the dust is moving to the sensor



Jan 07, 2012 at 07:27 PM
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p.1 #8 · My 5DII & Dusty LCD


To Chris...
I knew where you were coming from and didn't take the comment in the wrong way... like the rest of the Canon world of serious (pro/art) shooters... I'd like my 5D to be a D700... or a 7D w/ a 5D II sensor... but I'm not going to sell my overpriced lenses to buy even more expensive Nikkors and will likely skip the next generation 5D camera, as I have not recouped my current investment to my satisfaction yet.

Gear is great... shooting is more fun!
bruce

Edited on Jan 07, 2012 at 08:44 PM · View previous versions



Jan 07, 2012 at 07:32 PM
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p.1 #9 · My 5DII & Dusty LCD


I have a 5D2, c 2008, and a 2009 7D and use both mainly outdoors. No dust problems with either one inside or outside the LCD. I'm guessing the OP may have a 5D2 with a break in the double stick tape gasket that holds the LCD cover on the body. It is easily replaced with about 30 minutes of toil and new mounting tape.


Jan 07, 2012 at 08:21 PM
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p.1 #10 · My 5DII & Dusty LCD


No dusty LCD here.


Jan 08, 2012 at 10:18 PM
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p.1 #11 · My 5DII & Dusty LCD


No dust here either. Just have it looked at if it is bothering you, I'd say


Jan 08, 2012 at 10:28 PM





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