Talk about being blow out of proportion

There have been reports of “light leaks” with the Canon 5D MkIII. I followed the info to this article.

Canon did confirm there have been reports:

In extremely dark environments, if the LCD panel illuminates, the displayed exposure value may change as a result of the AE sensor’s detection of light from the LCD panel.

The phenomenon […] has been confirmed when using the Canon EOS 5D Mark III Digital SLR Camera. Canon is now examining the countermeasures and once the countermeasures are decided, we will post the information on our Web site.

But look at the video showing these ‘light leaks’. I did. And since I have a 5D-III I decided to recreate this ‘light leak’ as done in the video.

No lens, body cap on, set to AV, in a totally dark room. Guess what? Nothing happened. No exposure changes, no changes in settings. Also, how many photographers are going to be adjusting their cameras without a lens, with just a body cap on it?

It’s like a futz keystroke on a computer that might shut a program down. But it even more reminded me of an old GET SMART episode, where you had to sink 4 billiard balls lined up just right, in the proper pockets to get the secret transmitter built into the pool table to open up. This light leak does not happen under normal operations.

Could it be an issue? Yes. Is it a catastrophe? Not hardly.

Advertisements

About Sandra

Passenger on a blue marble, circling yellow star. Dancer, astronomer, technogeek, coffee lover, pagan, photographer.. not necessarily in this order.
This entry was posted in Every Day Life and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s