trowski - "I wouldn't rush to send in your 1D X. I'm guessing that wear is only a problem on higher milage cameras..."
expatinasia - "...the image in the viewfinder was blurry..." "...the latter down to bad eye sight (even though I am 20/20), fatigue, a dirty viewfinder or something else."
"I wonder how long they need to keep it for."
Have yet to contact Canon on this. I'm not losing sleeping over this for now. Let's all help each other out and keep everyone abreast.
"Dwight - thanks for the heads up!"
You bet. Just passing along info, that's all.
"Hats off to them for telling us and being proactive. How many companies would have kept quiet. I am impressed - annoyed, but still impressed."
Agreed. Again, for now, I won't lose sleep over these phenomena.
Chris Burch - "Does anyone who has registered their camera on the Canon website ever get emails with these service notices?"
Nope. I just found the advisory by browsing through Canon's site.
eml58 - "The 5DMK III Light Leak"
Have it too. Got mine the day it was released. I thought we all agreed that it was a non-issue? Haven't had mine fixed...and I've been to Irvine a couple of times since I got the 5DM3 (non-related issues with other cameras/lenses).
"Trouble Free 5DMK II"
"And it's no good looking to the Dark Side, their Track Record is just as Bad as Canons.
Can't believe you just said that, eml58. With all your cameras and lenses, I'd hold off even contemplating about switching over; like you said, "their Track Record is just as Bad". I wouldn't even think about crossing over to the "Dark Side"!
"Have to say I've noticed the "Blurry Images" phenomena as well"
Yup, same experience.
Cannon Man - "In short, i don't like canon service in Finland"
Sorry to hear about your experience. My experience, so far, with Canon US in Irvine, CA has been nothing short of good.
"Does it mean that my newly bought 1D X is potentially affected because it belongs to the group of "insufficient lubrication" OR does it mean that i can only get it repaired after the symptoms appear?"
The advisory states it lucidly. If your camera/s serial no./s fall into the affected products and do not have the markings, your camera/s is/are "potentially" affected. If your camera/s is/are "potentially" affected, it/they will be "inspected and repaired free of charge".
Like expatinasia said, Canon is being proactive about this. For now, I'll take the "wait-see" attitude on this. The 1D Mark III debacle was handled in a different manner, IMO, so there was a lot of outcry in regards to that model.