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Re: Canon 1DX camera
« Reply #15 on: April 25, 2014, 11:21:38 PM »
How reliable is the new Canon 1DX camera ie repair frequency?

Lensrental repair data indicates that camera bodies generally are quite reliable compared to lenses:
http://www.lensrentals.com/blog/2013/08/lensrentals-repair-data-2012-2013

Repair frequency will depend on damage frequency. Damage for example can be caused by negligence, hazardous working conditions, by accident or perhaps by some inherent design flaw. All of these categories (and corresponding statistics) have different implications when considering reliability and what expectations one has of equipment.
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Re: Canon 1DX camera
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Re: Canon 1DX camera
« Reply #16 on: May 10, 2014, 12:22:04 PM »
How reliable is the new Canon 1DX camera ie repair frequency?

Canon's 1d series bodies have a stellar reputation for durability.  Ask any pro shooter that shoots in the elements.
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Re: Canon 1DX camera
« Reply #17 on: May 11, 2014, 09:44:32 AM »
I have had my 1DX since Nov 2012.  Other than having it serviced for the technical advisory (recall) for lubrication check, and a clean and check last Feb, it has served me well.  I have experienced a couple of things with it that never occurred with any of my other bodies.  I was shooting the mission in San Diego, when I had a blank image occur in the middle of a series of shots I was taking of some of the art work there.  I took the shot and looked at the LCD, only to see an all black image?  This has only happened once with my 1DX, but still puzzles me!  The blank image contained all of the right exposure information, just like it would with a properly exposed image, but no image was recorded?  I checked the System Status Display and found an error 80 code.  However, upon checking the event time, it was for several days prior to the blank image and when I checked the time code against the shots I had taken, there was no problem with the images shot before the time code or after it?  The only other issue I have had, is that both the original battery (LP-E4N) and one of the extra batteries I have for my 1D4 (LP-E4) display the "Recalibration is Needed" after about six rechargings?  Performing a recalibration did not clear this issue with either battery?  The original battery for the 1D4 has been recharged at least a dozen time without this ever happening?  So, other than those two issues, it has been a complete delight using the 1DX!

UPDATE:  Just tried a method of recalibration suggested by a friend.  Charging the batterys fully before attempting the recalibration, did the trick!  Although it takes about 14-hours to complete this process, it cleared the "Recalibration" message from the battery status display.
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Re: Canon 1DX camera
« Reply #18 on: May 12, 2014, 08:40:10 PM »
I'm not a big Arthur Morris fan. But i do watch the sales and blogs on his site. He bought two when they came out and sold both because of the mirror problem. Both stopped AF. I think he bought two more for a new trip he had planned.
They are probably fixed by now. I think I read both had 22-25K on the body's when they failed.
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« Reply #19 on: May 17, 2014, 09:14:08 AM »
I have about 165k exposures across 4 1DX bodies... I had three of them (one is much newer) in for the last service advisory because they were all early X bodies (https://www.usa.canon.com/cusa/consumer/products/cameras/slr_cameras/eos_1d_x?pageKeyCode=prdAdvDetail&docId=0901e024809120b7)

... but otherwise have had zero issues with any of them... my first two were July 2012 then January 2013 and now March 2014.

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« Reply #20 on: May 21, 2014, 02:38:52 AM »
I have had my 1DX since Nov 2012.  Other than having it serviced for the technical advisory (recall) for lubrication check, and a clean and check last Feb, it has served me well.  I have experienced a couple of things with it that never occurred with any of my other bodies.  I was shooting the mission in San Diego, when I had a blank image occur in the middle of a series of shots I was taking of some of the art work there.  I took the shot and looked at the LCD, only to see an all black image?  This has only happened once with my 1DX, but still puzzles me!  The blank image contained all of the right exposure information, just like it would with a properly exposed image, but no image was recorded?  I checked the System Status Display and found an error 80 code.  However, upon checking the event time, it was for several days prior to the blank image and when I checked the time code against the shots I had taken, there was no problem with the images shot before the time code or after it?  The only other issue I have had, is that both the original battery (LP-E4N) and one of the extra batteries I have for my 1D4 (LP-E4) display the "Recalibration is Needed" after about six rechargings?  Performing a recalibration did not clear this issue with either battery?  The original battery for the 1D4 has been recharged at least a dozen time without this ever happening?  So, other than those two issues, it has been a complete delight using the 1DX!

UPDATE:  Just tried a method of recalibration suggested by a friend.  Charging the batterys fully before attempting the recalibration, did the trick!  Although it takes about 14-hours to complete this process, it cleared the "Recalibration" message from the battery status display.

Steve, would you mind enlighten me on the pro┬┤s of batterycallibration?
My 1dx is too new for me to have gotten the message, but my 1Ds III tells me every time that I need calibration. Is it done to enhance life of the battery per. cycle, durability, or to get the most power available (amp)?
Why is it only possible to calibrate on 1 bodies? My 5D II does not have the function on the charger, and the message has never arisen.

and also a bit more on how you do it? (do you simply push the middle button on the charger and let it calibrate, and how are you told when it is done?
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Re: Canon 1DX camera
« Reply #21 on: May 21, 2014, 02:53:59 AM »
All recalibration does is measure the amount of power the battery holds at full charge, obviously as they get older the capacity decreases, this is then used by the camera to report charge levels more accurately.

The best method for recalibration is to fully charge the battery first, then take it off the charger, then put it back on and push the Calibrate/Performance button. The three lights then flash red, as the battery discharges two, then one, then none light, then the recharge cycle starts automatically if the charger is plugged in and the three lights start to go green, first one, then tw,o then when the charge is complete all three.
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« Reply #22 on: May 21, 2014, 04:38:00 AM »
All recalibration does is measure the amount of power the battery holds at full charge, obviously as they get older the capacity decreases, this is then used by the camera to report charge levels more accurately.

The best method for recalibration is to fully charge the battery first, then take it off the charger, then put it back on and push the Calibrate/Performance button. The three lights then flash red, as the battery discharges two, then one, then none light, then the recharge cycle starts automatically if the charger is plugged in and the three lights start to go green, first one, then tw,o then when the charge is complete all three.

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« Reply #23 on: May 21, 2014, 04:46:11 AM »
I have had mine for quite some time (don't remember when I got it actually). I have not had any instances where it has not performed well. But I have had a couple of situations, where it just hangs, like a software program in need of a CTRL-ALT-DEL.

The only way to get it back to normal was in both cases to turn it off, remove battery, count to ten and reboot. I have not seen this since I got the last firmware update though.
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Re: Canon 1DX camera
« Reply #24 on: May 21, 2014, 05:31:45 PM »
All recalibration does is measure the amount of power the battery holds at full charge, obviously as they get older the capacity decreases, this is then used by the camera to report charge levels more accurately.

The best method for recalibration is to fully charge the battery first, then take it off the charger, then put it back on and push the Calibrate/Performance button. The three lights then flash red, as the battery discharges two, then one, then none light, then the recharge cycle starts automatically if the charger is plugged in and the three lights start to go green, first one, then tw,o then when the charge is complete all three.

Thank you.
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Re: Canon 1DX camera
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