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Old Oct 8, 2012, 12:52 PM   #1
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Default 5D MarkII back of the mirror issue

Hey guys,
I have been looking all around the forum to find someone who had the same issue, couldn't find anything.
My problem appeared this morning when I switched lenses, the back of the mirror on my 5D MarkII stays down when I switch to live view mode, as you can see on this picture:



Which results obviously on having a big black bar at the bottom of the frame




Is there anyone who had this issue before? Any advise?

Thanks for your time and expertise!
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Old Oct 9, 2012, 11:50 AM   #2
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Sounds like the mirror fell off its mount,
Was a known issue on the 5D's. (both original mk-i and mk-ii) had this issue
http://cpn.canon-europe.com/content/...rror_repair.do

Only thing to do is contact canon and see if they will repair it still.
Used to be a free repair during the recall period.
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Old Oct 12, 2012, 4:08 PM   #3
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Thanks for your answer.

Took to a repair shop, the issue is that the submirror holder, a tiny piece on the side, broke. They need to take out the whole cage to replace the sub-mirror. Cost around $400.
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