« on: February 28, 2015, 10:32:50 PM »
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.