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1D X Structural Weakness [FIXED]
« on: August 25, 2012, 02:12:51 PM »
Word of advice... don't test the build quality by tossing your 1D X off a speeding golf cart...  :o




I'm sure Canon will repair at no charge as a reward for me finding the weak spot  ::) Still works fine, but not exactly weather sealed anymore.
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1D X Structural Weakness [FIXED]
« on: August 25, 2012, 02:12:51 PM »

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Re: 1D X Structural Weakness
« Reply #1 on: August 25, 2012, 02:18:57 PM »
Ouch!  :'( A small part of me died inside  :-\

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Re: 1D X Structural Weakness
« Reply #2 on: August 25, 2012, 02:30:08 PM »
Oh my.... so much for the buildquality... I actually thought it would make a dent, not crack... nice to know it still works!
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Re: 1D X Structural Weakness
« Reply #3 on: August 25, 2012, 07:41:06 PM »
Oh my.... so much for the buildquality... I actually thought it would make a dent, not crack... nice to know it still works!
Since it's a Magnesium-alloy, it is much harder (and lighter) than Aluminium but being harder means that it's more brittle and will break rather than bend. Also, cast materials tend to break more easily than milled parts due to the orientation of the grains in the material.

To the OP: very sorry to see that  :(

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Re: 1D X Structural Weakness
« Reply #4 on: August 25, 2012, 09:14:52 PM »
Firstly: Ouch!  That sucks!

Secondly:  those are the finest "breakage" photos I've ever seen :-)

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Re: 1D X Structural Weakness
« Reply #5 on: August 25, 2012, 11:20:58 PM »
You woulda heard me scream like Cameron on Ferris Buehler's Day Off.

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Re: 1D X Structural Weakness
« Reply #6 on: August 25, 2012, 11:49:37 PM »
my 1dm3 has taken a few falls, but you would never know it. Its kinda sad this happened, my condolences.  :'(
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Re: 1D X Structural Weakness
« Reply #7 on: August 26, 2012, 02:05:01 AM »
Re attaching my neck strap...

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Re: 1D X Structural Weakness
« Reply #8 on: August 26, 2012, 02:38:24 AM »
Happened Friday night, and I wasn't too concerned, since I somehow only noticed the scratches, not the crack at the time.  My heart dropped when I saw it in the morning  :'(

At least it appears the crack is in a separate piece from the main chassis, so hopefully it's fixable without resorting to black RTV.

Oh, the 24-70 didn't fair too well either... filter ring hit the cement (no filter).  No glass shattered, but now it's a 30-70mm that won't focus to infinity.

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Re: 1D X Structural Weakness
« Reply #9 on: August 26, 2012, 02:41:01 AM »
Happened Friday night, and I wasn't too concerned, since I somehow only noticed the scratches, not the crack at the time.  My heart dropped when I saw it in the morning  :'(

At least it appears the crack is in a separate piece from the main chassis, so hopefully it's fixable without resorting to black RTV.

Oh, the 24-70 didn't fair too well either... filter ring hit the cement (no filter).  No glass shattered, but now it's a 30-70mm that won't focus to infinity.

So you've invented a new Canon lens, that can't be used for landscape photography?  :)

Sorry, couldn't pass that up.

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Re: 1D X Structural Weakness
« Reply #10 on: August 26, 2012, 02:42:21 AM »
Despite the main frame of the body being one piece, multiple cast pieces are bolted on. It looks like the top cover, which is easily replaced.
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Re: 1D X Structural Weakness
« Reply #11 on: August 26, 2012, 02:47:56 AM »
Hard to tell from the close-up photos, but the crack is by the vertical grip shutter.

So you've invented a new Canon lens, that can't be used for landscape photography?  :)
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Re: 1D X Structural Weakness
« Reply #12 on: August 26, 2012, 03:04:19 AM »
Some duct tape should do the trick!
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Re: 1D X Structural Weakness
« Reply #13 on: August 26, 2012, 03:10:07 AM »
Some duct tape should do the trick!
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Re: 1D X Structural Weakness
« Reply #14 on: August 26, 2012, 04:57:11 AM »
What bad luck  :(

Atleast you can still shoot with it evn though there's not much weather sealing any more.

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