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Re: 1D X Structural Weakness
« Reply #15 on: August 26, 2012, 05:19:30 AM »
Thats really a pity! Did you have any huge ass lens attached at the same time?

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Re: 1D X Structural Weakness
« Reply #16 on: August 26, 2012, 03:11:52 PM »
Just a 24-70...

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Re: 1D X Structural Weakness
« Reply #17 on: September 01, 2012, 05:49:32 AM »
This happened to my mate's 1Ds MkIII (but the crack was by the prism housing).  My advice is to send it to Canon for a repair quote ASAP.  My mate left it (despite having CPS Gold memership) because he was worried about the cost and the loss of use of the camera (despite owning two 1Ds MkIIs!).  In the end Canon's quote for replacing the top plate (which included a full service), was pretty reasonable and they turned it around in a matter of a few days.  Sadly for my friend, his woe's didn't end there; some time after, he started to notice spots appearing in his images.  Even Canon have not been able to fully repair the sensor and they have told him they think that water may have got into the crack and deposited residues onto the anti-aliasing filter, which have etched into it. 

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Re: 1D X Structural Weakness
« Reply #18 on: September 01, 2012, 07:26:02 AM »
Never had such problems with a Canon camera.

That´s maybe because I fell with the camera to earth and don´t let only the camera fall down-grin.

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Re: 1D X Structural Weakness
« Reply #19 on: September 01, 2012, 08:06:09 AM »
Ohhhhh that hurts like a kick in the b..... Hope you are insured. I once got pushed by the crowd and fell on my nose... Well on my 70-200 nose... And trashed it... I know how it feels.
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Re: 1D X Structural Weakness
« Reply #20 on: September 01, 2012, 09:04:51 AM »

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Why quit before finishing the experiment?

Keep throwing it off the golf cart until we know when it fails -- then we'll have meaningful data!
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Re: 1D X Structural Weakness
« Reply #21 on: September 01, 2012, 09:54:47 AM »
Right, does it blend.

But seriously, I would be worried things inside would now be misaligned and miscalibrated. Since the lens got hit the whole flange might be torqued etc. I would definitely send it in for repair and rent or use the backup in the meantime.

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Re: 1D X Structural Weakness
« Reply #22 on: September 01, 2012, 10:22:09 AM »
So much for a waterproof camera...do you have insurance?
how much would it cost to replace the frame? do they even offer that type of repair? that would mean changing the all thing I guess...
Hope you live out of photography and that you'll be able to afford a new one....

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Re: 1D X Structural Weakness
« Reply #23 on: September 01, 2012, 12:09:13 PM »
Will probably be sending in for repair on Tuesday... or the next Monday at the latest. It's gaff taped up for the time being. Just avoiding any damp situations.

Insurance should cover it if Canon decides it's totally FUBAR... I'll let you all know the outcome.

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Re: 1D X Structural Weakness
« Reply #24 on: September 02, 2012, 08:23:23 PM »
Right, does it blend.

But seriously, I would be worried things inside would now be misaligned and miscalibrated. Since the lens got hit the whole flange might be torqued etc. I would definitely send it in for repair and rent or use the backup in the meantime.
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Re: 1D X Structural Weakness
« Reply #25 on: September 02, 2012, 10:45:40 PM »
Don't you have insurance? 

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Re: 1D X Structural Weakness
« Reply #26 on: September 02, 2012, 10:53:28 PM »
hope it's an easy, inexpensive fix. i'm a bit surprised how thin that casting looks. i don't know how thin they where in the past, or the techniques used to make them. from the complex shape and thin walls i would guess one of the high tech rotation methods. maybe one of the vacuum methods. anyway, hope it turns out to be no big deal.

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Re: 1D X Structural Weakness
« Reply #27 on: September 03, 2012, 12:11:35 AM »
Did you "intentionally" throw it off when you're on a speeding golf cart? did it land on grass or concrete?

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Re: 1D X Structural Weakness
« Reply #28 on: September 11, 2012, 12:44:27 PM »
Did you "intentionally" throw it off when you're on a speeding golf cart? did it land on grass or concrete?
No, I didn't intentionally throw it onto concrete! :o

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Re: 1D X Structural Weakness
« Reply #29 on: September 11, 2012, 12:49:10 PM »
Canon just received the unit for repair and emailed the estimate.  Hopefully it's fixed today and back in my hands tomorrow.

Quote from: Canon Estimate
Camera needs top cover, back cover and front cover

Total repair cost is $879.  My final cost is $342 (Thank God for CPS Platinum!)

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« Reply #29 on: September 11, 2012, 12:49:10 PM »