Some of you guys might recall that a while back, it was reported that a light leak on the camera’s LCD display had affected the camera’s exposure meter, ultimately causing inaccurate exposure levels in low light conditions. Canon acknowledged the issue and promised to take a look at it. The company has now come back with its findings and has stated that while the displayed exposure value might be inaccurate, the photos are not affected and that it’s merely a display error.
Given that customers have dropped thousands of dollars each on the Canon 5D Mk III, naturally this simplistic explanation will not pacify some of them and Canon has offered to provide free inspections from mid-May onwards. No word on a possible recall, but safe to assume that if Canon does discover that your hardware is at fault, you could be eligible for an exchange. In any case it does not appear that all 5D Mk IIIs are affected, but head on over to Canon’s website if you’d like to find out more.