Quick News – “Leakgate,” the term now being coined by many for the phenomenon affecting numerous early 5D Mark III adopters, has now been officially confirmed by Canon as a legitimate issue, admitting that “in extremely dark environments,” the top LCD panels illumination can directly affect the camera’s metering system.
Although no definitive solution was given for the problem, which has been thoroughly covered by the folks at CameraTown.com, Canon has stated in the official service advisory below that “countermeasures” are currently being examined.
It’s a great sign to see such a prompt response from Canon in regards to the past week’s revelations, let’s hope a solution comes just as quickly. More information to come…
To Users of the Canon EOS 5D Mark III Digital SLR Camera
Thank you for using Canon products.
The phenomenon described below 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.
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.
Canon EOS 5D Mark III Digital SLR Camera
Once the preparations are complete, we will be making an announcement on our Web site.
This information is for residents of the United States and Puerto Rico only. If you do not reside in the USA or Puerto Rico, please contact the Canon Customer Support Center in your region.
Please register the EOS 5D Mark III. By registering, we will be able to notify you via email when service updates are available. If you already registered, please ensure you are opted-in to receive the notification.
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