Canon EOS 1D Mark III Recall Official – AF Tracking Inconsistent

ShaolinTiger posted this at 6:54 pm on Tuesday, November 13, 2007 —

Canon has officially announced and admitted the AF tracking problem of the Canon EOS 1D MK-III as reported extremely by Rob Galbraith.


Why do I experience inconsistent Auto Focus (AF) behaviour with my EOS-1D Mark III?


The focus or AF tracking is inconsistent when using the Artificial Intelligent (AI) servo continuous shooting mode under high temperatures in particular.


In the digital SLR camera, EOS-1D Mark III that was launched in May this year, Canon has found that some cameras have an adjustment problem with the mirror for AF. The adjustment problem means for the affected products that the focus is not stable or that the Auto Focus tracking is not right when using the AI servo continuous shooting under high temperatures in particular.

Affected products:

The products that could have this problem can be identified as explained below.
If the serial number on the bottom of the camera is between 501001 and 546561, it could contain one of the AF mirrors with the adjustment problem.


For customers who have affected products and are experiencing these problems, we are making preparations to offer free of charge repairs planned to start from late November. We will announce additional details about the repair process on our Web site as soon as they become available.

In case you have questions about this or other issues, please contact Technical Support using the button at the end of this message. Alternatively you can also call our Helpdesk. Please click here for the phone number.

We offer our most sincere apologies to all affected customers who have been inconvenienced by this issue.

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Canon EOS 1-D Mark III Announced – 10.2 Megapixels

ShaolinTiger posted this at 1:43 pm on Monday, February 26, 2007 —

Finally a new king in the 1-D series from Canon and what a monster it is with 10fps and dual Digic processors.

Canon EOS 1-D Mark III

What a beast!

It makes me really wonder what Nikon is going to come out with this year…D3x, D300? D3h?


• World’s fastest AF DSLR with approximately 10 fps continuous shooting in One-Shot AF or AI Servo AF
• Maximum burst (JPEG Large, compression level 8) approximately 110 shots; RAW, approximately 30 shots (based on Canon’s testing standards)
• Dual DIGIC III Image Processors for fine detail, natural color reproduction and high-speed performance
• ISO 100-3200 with ISO speed extension, L= 50, H = 6400
• Live View in camera and remote, wired and wireless
• New 45-point Area AF sensor with 19 high-precision, cross-type points (f/2.8 compatible), 26 standard-precision AssistAF points
• New AF point selection methods
• AF micro-adjustment (fine adjustment of AF point of focus)
• New methods of AF point expansion during manual AF point selection

• New 10.1-megapixel CMOSsensor, APS-H size
• Professional EOS Integrated Cleaning System with Self-Cleaning Sensor Unit, Dust Delete Data acquisition
• RAW, sRAW (new SmallRAW), RAW+JPEG, sRAW+JPEG, JPEG+JPEG simultaneous recording
• Increased shutter durability of approximately 300,000 cycles
• Large and bright 3.0-inch LCD monitor with 230,000 pixels and wide viewing angle
• Selectable noise reduction for high ISO images, 50% less shadow noise for all images
• Ships this spring for $3999 (body only)

So price here should be around RM14,000.

Related Reading

  1. Canon Press Release
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  3. High iso sample images from Canon
  4. More info from Canon USA
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