Well, i bought the Canon 5D from a professional photographer, who didn't use it that much because it was his back-up cam in case his other one failed.
Somehow i thought that he would have had it modified by Canon, because i knew about the mirrors falling out. Him being a pro made me think that a pro doesn't take risks with cameras and as soon as he heard about the issue have it fixed!
So, i was shooting in a horse riding school, and suddenly half of my image was black in the viewfinder. I looked surprised, and there the image was again. Strange. But after the next shot: KLING! A disturbing noise from the inside of the body, and no image in the viewfinder....... as soon as i took the lens of, the mirror fell in my hands.
This is an acknowledged problem, Canon fixes it free of charge if you send it to a selected repair station. They modify the construction and replace the mirror, and voila: ready to go!
Unfortunately this took 3 full weeks..... bleh. My new toy already gone for so long!!!
But it's back by now, so let's start shooting ff again!!!
Take care, take pictures!