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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: EOS 1dx Problems
« on: March 04, 2015, 06:26:59 PM »
Thanks much.  Body is being shipped to Canon later today.  If major surgery is required, I will likely ask for a new one -- this camera is too new and too expensive -- I didn't pay almost $7k to end up with a "refurbished" camera a few months later.  >:(

If Canon replaces the camera I doubt they will do it with a refurbished unit. I've had some experience with 1DX issues. PM me if you want details.

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I have to wonder if this whole thread is legit.  In this litigious society, I think that Canon would have been the focus of a class action lawsuit if any of this were true.  I guess I'll be spending way too much time on Google this evening.

I'm sure this thread is "legit." If you do a Google search on the 1DX you will see that quite a few people have had problems with various components on it. The PCB circuit board is also quite a common component that conks outs on these cameras, for example.

The other thing that is quite common is the debris in viewfinder problem. A lot of people complain about it, and I have seen at least one or two others besides me who have had their pentaprism replaced because of it. Is it a huge problem? Well, that depends. If it's a few black specks...then no, I wouldn't worry about it. When it happened to me, however, there were hundreds and hundreds of black particles appearing in a two week old camera. That should not happen.

Let's face it: there are issues with this camera that Canon has refused to address. You need only look at some of the leaked Canon documents to show that they are aware of certain problems with their products that they are refusing to acknowledge publicly. The 1DX, for example, has a problem with its autofocus in extreme cold and Canon knows this.

As far as why there has not been a lawsuit... well to me it's not really surprising. First, there are relatively few 1DX owners compared to 5D Mark III owners and 6D owners, so the amount of people finding each other and coming together is small. Second, while some people, myself included, have had enormous problems and gone through hell with these cameras, a great many people haven't had an issue. I would go so far as to say that the majority of people who own 1DX's haven't had a problem. And finally, third, I would say that if Canon is pushed long and hard enough by those people who have had faulty cameras and poor service they will do something about it (it's just not easy getting them to go down this path).

I suspect that the 1DX Mark II will address some of the weaker and less durable components of the 1DX. There will likely be issues with it too though, however. These cameras are quite high tech...and the more moving parts and more complex the design, the more there is something to go wrong.

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:-[
I had oil splatters rather quickly after purchasing - cleaned the sensor myself a few times, but they re-appeared rapidly. Sent to Canon for a free fix and haven't had the issue since (ca. 25K shots since the fix). No other problems.

Sorry to hear about yours.

Thats interesting Vern that the lube splashes ceased on yours. After 5 sensor cleans mine kept going.

That's really unfortunate.  :(

In my case, I don't have any lube splashes, neither before nor after the recall service.  Occasional dust, a bit less than my 5DII seemed to accumulate.


I had my 1dx servcied due to specks on the viewfinder even thought the serial number is way out of the recalled range. I got it today with the comment that the pentprism has been replaced  and put in a new focus screen.  After I tested a few shots the specks came back.
I discourage everyone to purchase any 1dx for now[/u]. I am afraid that canon has not solved the issue yet. I have returned 4 1dx cameras due to the same issue. I am selling my idx and go back to nikon d4s. I have not had any similar issues with nikon cameras

I spent $6700 for a brand new camera and i think it is not worth the aggreavation sending back a totally new camera for repairs.Please pass this message until canon truly fixes the issue for good!

I bought a 1DX last summer (June 16th, to be precise) and it too developed black specks in the viewfinder; so much so that it actually looked like heavy vignetting inside the prism. I sent the camera into Canon less than a month after purchase and they replaced the whole pentaprism unit (normally an $800 repair). At the time they told me that they normally won't do replacements of that nature for free because they consider debris in the prism to be a cosmetic issue and not related to the camera's performance.

Well...without going too much into the saga I had with Canon (they damaged my camera numerous times and misaligned the transmissive LCD in the viewfinder so the focusing points were off) I eventually got rid of that 1DX and got a new one.

So far (knock on wood), the new 1DX which has about 3000-4000 shots on it hasn't developed the black speck problem. It is from a newer production run, however. My old 1DX, even after the pentaprism change, did develop more specks as time went on.


From my understanding there is a plastic piece somewhere within the shutter mechanism that is being slightly shaved down every time the shutter actuates. Apparently some 1DX's have it worse than others.

Sorry for your aggravation with the camera. It's a great camera but it certainly isn't perfect...and I agree, Canon needs to take responsibility for it not working the way it should.

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Lenses / Re: 11-24 is here, with images of it compared to Nikon 14-24
« on: February 12, 2015, 01:07:09 PM »
Posted this is another thread , and it may have been mentioned elsewhere by someone first, but here's some quick indoor test shots that Matt Granger took at CP+ using the lens and a 5Ds:
http://youtu.be/n8L2bljfLiU

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EOS Bodies / Re: DR from 5Ds will be 2 stop better then 7D mk II
« on: February 12, 2015, 12:49:34 PM »
Matt Granger has posted his mini review/preview of the 5Ds and new 11-24mm lens from CP+ for those that are interested.

http://youtu.be/n8L2bljfLiU

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 5Ds & EOS 5Ds R Image & Video Samples
« on: February 06, 2015, 02:12:05 AM »
lots of resolution available, but the OOC jpg is still showing plenty of characteristic Canon noise in blue sky at base ISO. This doesn't feel like an Exmor type sensor unless there's been a sudden jump in per-pixel noise with those smaller photosites.
Any further info on what's in the box yet?

I'll still stay with my ABC cameras for now, 5dsr doesn't appear to do me any favors over an 800e at that price.

Really? Noise in the blue sky? I'm not really seeing it...even when I zoom in it looks good.

I did find, however, what I think is a small piece of sensor dust in the photo if you look just slightly right of the helicopter next to the volcano on the left.

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Pricewatch Deals / Re: Deal: Canon EOS-1D X $4199 via ebay
« on: February 05, 2015, 05:25:25 PM »
well there a lot cheaper and better cameras out there
If you want a trusty 18 Mp at a high price OK

Are you for real?

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Firmware: EOS-1D X Version 2.0.7
« on: February 03, 2015, 04:31:01 PM »
Did anyone decide to update? Any problems/surprises?

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Canon 1DX Firmware 2.0.7 is out....
« on: January 28, 2015, 10:04:44 PM »
Interesting! Doesn't really add anything too exciting. I'll hold off until other people update. I have always been leery of new software releases, and even seemingly reliable companies can release turds from time to time (Apple - Yosemite & iOS 8 ).

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I shot this last winter. The expression on the mountain goat's face gets me every time.

E88A2033 by HadrianRobinson, on Flickr

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Encountered a herd of 150+ elk in RMNP.  6D / Tamron 150-600

Beautiful shots! That last one too, especially. :)

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I just hope I can still purchase a full downloadable version; I don't want a cloud version

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If the Pancake is an option, the Pancake is always the correct choice.

Love my pancake!

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Sony closing down?
« on: January 15, 2015, 09:56:29 PM »

Damn, I like the Sony Store in Calgary at Chinook Center. I've never bought anything in there (probably like everyone else, which is why it's closing), but I always enjoyed going in there and playing with their cameras.

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How does this area look on other 1DX owners' cameras?

I'm still curious to hear others' opinions too.

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