Arbitrage said [[My understanding of the "fix" for cameras that aren't showing any AF problems is just extra lubrication to prevent the black plastic particles from wearing off and spreading themselves throughout the camera internals.]]
That's what worries me, how did they 'fix' the situation? Spray soem silicon on the parts that rub together? IF so, then this lubrication WILL eventually rub off too, and then we'll have dry plastic parts rubbing agaisnt each other spreading debri throughout hte camera again, and the plastic parts will further be damaged from further wear and tear because the mirror box mechanisms were not properly constructed right fro mthe beginning-
I have read TVSTAFF's posts before- and he brigns up soem good points- one of which I mentioend above-
[[Canon Canada has told the one poster on DPReview that the specs in the prism area (these are the black dots seen through the VF) are not part of the recall problem and don't affect the actual picture (which is true, they are just ugly to look at and disappointing on a $7000 camera). They said they could replace the prism but that would be not covered under warranty or under the recall.]]
That's funny because everythign I've read, they are a direct result of the faulty mirror box mechanisms causign hte debri throughout hte camera- and quite honestly, where else is htis debri going in the camera? Is it landing in delicate electronic areas?
I did some research and it's a piece of plastic that rubs up against a piece of steel every time the shutter is pressed. Common sense would tell you that at some point the steel wins! It's like when we were kids and played paper, stone sissors.
You can only put so much oil on the piece and at some point it wears out. No amout of oil can solve this issue. It's a piece of plastic rubbing up on a piece of steel. At some point the plastic breaks and your 1DX is wothless.
If Canon knew this and still sold the cameras to people it's just like stealing in my book.
Worse yet! Canon now knows it and is still selling the 1DX.
Worse worse..... There are people with 1DX cameras that could fail at important times.
Worse worse worse... Canon knows this and is doing nothing but sending defective camaeras back to their clients.
The Japanese used to have honor and pride in their products. I remember when made in Japan was associated with quality... I guess those days are gone. No BUSHIDO. When the old Japanese leaders of industry passed away so did the honor of their products!!!! The Canon 1DX is now proof that Japanese Manufacturing has lost ground to China. I never thought I would live to see the day.