Lens Rentals (lensrentals.com) got their first batch of “new” 5D Mark III cameras today. I guess curiosity got the best of them as they opened up the camera bodies to see just how Canon decided to fix the light leak issue. And Canon’s solution? Yep, you guessed it, black tape.

I would think for a $3500 system, you could find a more elegant solution than black tape. Maybe silk black tape? Maybe gold lined black tape? Or maybe just fix the camera body itself!?

While the solution is quite unsophisticated, at least Lens Rentals assures us that the solution works well.

Top 5DIII assembly from the original shipment
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Top 5DIII assembly from the new batch
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