As promised, Canon has completed their prompt investigation into the 5D Mark III’s light-leak phenomenon, an issue that has been affecting numerous early adopters since the camera’s recent release. While many have experienced value changes in the 5D3′s metering system when the top LCD is illuminated in dark situations, Canon has confirmed that, while these fluctuations do exist on the surface, it does not affect the final image out come stating:
In extremely dark environments, if the LCD panel illuminates, the displayed exposure value may change. However, based on the results of extensive testing this change in exposure value will not noticeably affect the captured image.
If the aforementioned isn’t the kind of explanation or solution you were anxiously awaiting, Canon is offering customers a free hardware inspection starting mid-May in an attempt to quell any and all product confidence issues:
Under almost all shooting conditions (including dark environments) this phenomenon will not affect your captured images. However, if you would like Canon to inspect your camera, we will provide this service free of charge upon request beginning in mid-May. Please contact Canon using the information below to request service.
More information regarding Canon’s investigation can be found HERE.
In other 5D3 news, unrelated to the light-leak, Canon has just released firmware version 1.1.2 for the camera, bringing with it the following improvements and bug fixes:
- Supports a new accessory, GPS receiver GP-E2.
- Fixes a phenomenon where a pink cast may develop over the image when the shutter is completely pressed with the camera’s power turned off (by the auto power off setting).
- Fixes a phenomenon where the camera operation stops after one shot when shooting in High Dynamic Range (HDR) mode.
- Fixes a phenomenon where the Shooting Date/Time in the EXIF data of the image shows a later time than the actual shooting time.
- Fixes the time zone for the Samoa Islands.
- Corrects errors in the Finnish menu screen.
Via: The Verge