Bally photo, Funan. The 1D Mark III has some problems, i do have to admit. Although I went in and asked for a NEW set. Yellow dot, or even blue dot. A young man clearly told me, Sir this is the newest set we have gotten in with the latest firmware, mind you this was a week after the new 1.2.3 firmware had come out. I purchased my camera.
3 days i had to go back there to collect the box. I asked again, Isn't the later version a Blue dot? And he said No, the blue dot was the First sets. My box had no blue dot.
He lied to me not just once, but a second time around. Blue dot is the productions after the Sub-Mirror Fix.
Next day i took it to Canon. "This serial number is in the effected range" My heart dropped.
"We will perform a Sub Mirror Fix and 100%" it will be worth every penny of your thousands of dollars.
Obviously it had not had a Sub mirror fix.
Since then this troublesome body has caused me 3 visits to Canon Service Centre, and have recived good service by everyone down there btw.
Watch out, it feels like you have gone out to buy a ferrari, and the brakes had'nt been service although the salesman does say Yes they have been. It gives you a false sense of security, until one day they fail on you.
If he had only couldve given me a body blue or yellow dot, it would atleast have a much higher success rate and would be shooting my heart out right about now.
Just thought i'd share my experience.