Canon EOS 5D Mark III Instruction Manual (en)

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The following precautions are provided to prevent harm or injury to 
yourself and others. Make sure to thoroughly understand and follow 
these precautions before using the product.
If you experience any malfunctions, problems, or damage to the 
product, contact the nearest Canon Service Center or the dealer 
from whom you purchased the product.
Safety Precautions
  
Warnings:
Follow the warnings below. Otherwise, death or 
serious injuries may result.
 
To prevent fire, excessive heat, chemical leakage, explosions, and electrical shock, 
follow the safeguards below:
• Do not use any batteries, power sources, or accessories not specified in the 
Instruction Manual. Do not use any home-made or modified batteries.
• Do not short-circuit, disassemble, or modify the battery. Do not apply heat or 
solder to the battery. Do not expose the battery to fire or water. Do not subject the 
battery to strong physical shock.
• Do not insert the battery’s plus and minus ends incorrectly.
• Do not recharge the battery in temperatures outside the allowable ambient 
temperature range. Also, do not exceed the recharging time indicated in the 
Instruction Manual.
• Do not insert any foreign metallic objects into the electrical contacts of the camera, 
accessories, connecting cables, etc.
 
When disposing of a battery, insulate the electrical contacts with tape to prevent 
contact with other metallic objects or batteries. This is to prevent a fire or an explosion.
 
If excessive heat, smoke, or fumes are emitted when recharging the battery, 
immediately unplug the battery charger from the power outlet to stop recharging. 
Otherwise, it may cause a fire, heat damage or electrical shock.
 
If the battery leaks, changes color, deforms, or emits smoke or fumes, remove it 
immediately. Be careful not to get burned in the process. It may cause a fire, 
electrical shock or skin burn if you keep using it.
 
Prevent any battery leakage from contacting your eyes, skin, and clothing. It can 
cause blindness or skin problems. If the battery leakage contacts your eyes, skin, or 
clothing, flush the affected area with lots of clean water without rubbing it. See a 
physician immediately.
 
Do not leave any cords near a heat source. It can deform the cord or melt the 
insulation and cause a fire or electrical shock.
 
Do not hold the camera in the same position for long periods of time. Even if the 
camera does not feel too hot, prolonged contact with the same body part may cause 
skin redness, blistering or low-temperature contact burns. Using a tripod is 
recommended for people with circulation problems or very sensitive skin, or when 
using the camera in very hot places.
 
Do not fire the flash at anyone driving a car or other vehicle. It may cause an accident.