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White residue on 1DX top dial?
« on: March 27, 2013, 04:36:16 PM »
My 1DX is exhibiting some sort of white residue buildup on the top dial, but it stays clean on the ridges where I touch it the most.

Is anyone else experiencing this?  I'm going to send the camera in for service anyway, but I was wondering if this is something else that others have seen.  It seems like it might be related to the problem that caused T4i's to be recalled.



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White residue on 1DX top dial?
« on: March 27, 2013, 04:36:16 PM »

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Re: White residue on 1DX top dial?
« Reply #1 on: March 27, 2013, 04:53:28 PM »
It seems like it might be related to the problem that caused T4i's to be recalled.

I would agree with you on this one. Haven't experienced it on any of my camera's.
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Re: White residue on 1DX top dial?
« Reply #2 on: March 27, 2013, 05:23:18 PM »
Your dial is just jealous of the white L lenses, its trying its best, give it a break!

But no, i havent seen that on any canon camera I've owned.
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Re: White residue on 1DX top dial?
« Reply #3 on: March 27, 2013, 05:46:00 PM »
Did Tony Montana borrow your cam?
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Re: White residue on 1DX top dial?
« Reply #4 on: March 27, 2013, 06:28:42 PM »
I'm going with sweat residue.  Are you one of those sweaty hand types?

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Re: White residue on 1DX top dial?
« Reply #5 on: March 27, 2013, 06:55:20 PM »
I'm going with sweat residue.  Are you one of those sweaty hand types?

Not really... not that I've noticed, at least.  If that were the case, shouldn't I see the same residue in other recessed areas on the camera body?  It's not present on any part of the camera except the top dial.

Also of note, the dial has also turned white on its underside, where sweat or any other liquid would ordinarily be able to get to.  A photo of the underside:



Also, for reference, a T4i that exhibited the recalled issue: https://www.flickr.com/photos/48867599@N04/7792834120/sizes/l/in/photostream/

I need to send it in regardless... just was wondering if anyone else has noticed this.

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Re: White residue on 1DX top dial?
« Reply #6 on: March 27, 2013, 07:27:33 PM »
Not seen this myself but I do have something similar on the focus/zoom rings of some of my L lenses

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Re: White residue on 1DX top dial?
« Reply #7 on: March 28, 2013, 04:51:17 AM »
You can probably get rid of the residue with a cue-tip and mild application of vinigar.
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Re: White residue on 1DX top dial?
« Reply #8 on: March 28, 2013, 04:57:57 PM »
It is just sweat on the dial from your finger... just clean it off with some rubbing alcohol or water and a washcloth/toothbrush and your good to go!
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Re: White residue on 1DX top dial?
« Reply #9 on: March 30, 2013, 09:07:53 AM »
My 1DX is exhibiting some sort of white residue buildup on the top dial, but it stays clean on the ridges where I touch it the most.

Perhaps its the same thing that happened with the T4i's:
Phenomenon The front rubber grips of some EOS REBEL T4i units produced in certain lots between May 31st through June 27th, 2012 may turn white after a short period of time. We have determined after inquiry with the rubber manufacturer and analysis, that the white substance is zinc bis (N,N’-dimethyldithiocarbamate).

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Re: White residue on 1DX top dial?
« Reply #9 on: March 30, 2013, 09:07:53 AM »