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| p.1 #19 · joystick broke on a 5D Mark III |
Dmitri... I've had few of these issues with my 6 month old Canon 5D-Mark III. Mainly the double shots in single shot mode. It's annoying. The camera fires off 2-3 frames as if it were in high speed drive. Each time, I've double checked and confirmed that it was in single shot mode. How is that supposed to happen?
Since it appears to be random, but consistent enough to be noticeable, I haven't sent it in under warranty. I know they won't be able to reproduce it and I don't want Canon service adding hundreds of shutter activations to my body!
Regarding the joystick issue, a photographer in New York (Bill Wadman) had the same issue. He even blogged about it here: http://www.ontakingpictures.com/2012/07/canon-5d-mark-iii-joystick-failure/
Randy, I'll keep your contact info...Glad to see more and more people are coming out with the issues I stated.
If you don't want to fix it, at least send them an email to tell them about this problem. Who knows,maybe it can lead to some kind of a future failure of the camera. If you tell them about it, at least they may cover the repair later on or create a recall.
It is true that some problems with 5D III don't happen often and some photographers just don't care enough or don't use the camera in right environments to actually notice stuff like that.
It's just Canon CSR treated me like I am a noob who doesn't know how to use a camera and blamed all of that on me when I told them about these problems. I am sure it's cheaper to deny than fixing these...
Although the "light leak issue" was a bit laughable problem(99.99% of all users would never notice it or care about it), Canon also denied it until it became viral. Just goes to show that you can't trust them