Service Alert: Canon EOS 5D Mirror Can Come Off!

Canon EOS 5D Mirror Can Come Off!

Buyers of the Canon EOS 5D DSLR (the old one) are being alerted that “in rare instances, the main mirror of some EOS 5D Digital SLR cameras may detach due to deterioration in the strength of the adhesive.”

That’s the service advisory from Canon who said that if your 5D is affected, you can bring it in for repair. Canon will fix and reinforce the mirror portion of the affected units, free of charge.

“We offer our sincerest apologies to those customers who have been inconvenienced by this issue. Canon always strives to provide the highest quality products to our customers and we will spare no effort in our quality management to make sure our customers can use our products with confidence,” Canon said with a slightly reddish face.

If the mirror can come off because the adhesive fails over time, it may be a good idea to bring in your 5D for reinforcement even if its mirror hasn’t come off yet, just to be safe.

[Site: Canon USA]

Published by Chris Malinao

Chris teaches Lightroom as workflow software to photography students at the FPPF, Federation of Philippine Photographers Foundation. He also teaches smartphone photography.