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So is the 1Dx worth getting with all the on going problems ?

 
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Dec 23, 2013 12:31 |  #76

jwcdds wrote in post #16548921 (external link)
oil splatter are like dust on the sensor. it's only visible in photos when you stop down your aperture. it was kind of a tongue-in-cheek expression that I made with that response, but it's generally true.

Yup. It's easy to clean oil and dust.




  
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Dec 23, 2013 12:33 |  #77

Dude sounds like to me your are just kicking tires


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Dec 23, 2013 15:02 |  #78

After 500 shots or so with my new 1DX I've already had to do a wet clean. Another 500 shots in and the sensor is becoming quite dirty again. It's frustrating but not a huge deal for me. However, more and more oil seems to be accumulating in the top right of the viewfinder. It came with one, then it had 2, and now today it has 3!




  
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Dec 23, 2013 23:46 |  #79

CaPpedDoG wrote in post #16549510 (external link)
After 500 shots or so with my new 1DX I've already had to do a wet clean. Another 500 shots in and the sensor is becoming quite dirty again. It's frustrating but not a huge deal for me. However, more and more oil seems to be accumulating in the top right of the viewfinder. It came with one, then it had 2, and now today it has 3!

Just ask them to replace it with a new one that works! Not a repair!
If we all did that Canon would very quickly start a proper QC regime, and do a major recall.
And within 12 months all the products would come out fully QC'd.

I am shell shocked how many people are willing to put up with substandard goods.

With a shutter life of 250,00 how many cleans are you prepared to do?..........

You have my sympathy - but get tough!


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Dec 24, 2013 00:30 |  #80

Submariner wrote in post #16550438 (external link)
Just ask them to replace it with a new one that works! Not a repair!
If we all did that Canon would very quickly start a proper QC regime, and do a major recall.
And within 12 months all the products would come out fully QC'd.

I am shell shocked how many people are willing to put up with substandard goods.

With a shutter life of 250,00 how many cleans are you prepared to do?..........

You have my sympathy - but get tough!

Thanks man. I think I'm going to do that. I just hope Canon Canada will actually replace it though; I've read some negative things about them.




  
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Dec 24, 2013 01:55 as a reply to  @ CaPpedDoG's post |  #81

Other than the inevitable topic drift to car talk, this is one of the most valuable recent threads on this forum. After being started by someone who was convinced that a particular camera body was terminally flawed from what he "had heard," the essentially unanimous response was that there were no terminal flaws.

This thread clearly proves that people are more likely to believe the worst about equipment. It's the equivalent of desperately apocryphal rumors that are easily disproven by one stop at Snopes.com.

The thread also proves that there are two "in" factors that drive much of the traffic on this forum, "insecurity" and "inexperience." Fortunately, there are people on this forum who can overcome those factors.




  
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Dec 24, 2013 02:31 |  #82

DC Fan wrote in post #16550563 (external link)
Other than the inevitable topic drift to car talk, this is one of the most valuable recent threads on this forum. After being started by someone who was convinced that a particular camera body was terminally flawed from what he "had heard," the essentially unanimous response was that there were no terminal flaws.

This thread clearly proves that people are more likely to believe the worst about equipment. It's the equivalent of desperately apocryphal rumors that are easily disproven by one stop at Snopes.com.

The thread also proves that there are two "in" factors that drive much of the traffic on this forum, "insecurity" and "inexperience." Fortunately, there are people on this forum who can overcome those factors.

Um, in my defence, I started this thread NOT by "hear say" or "rumors" but by FACT. You only have to type in google 1DX problems and there are many forums out there with USERS of the camera that have had problems with it!, even in this one, though you seem to ignore it!.

YES many 1DX owners are very pleased, which is great and that is what I like to hear :)




  
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Dec 24, 2013 09:48 |  #83
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Nick_Reading.UK wrote in post #16546313 (external link)
So, Never had a 1D-X, but if I buy any product new I expect it to be 100% and Beta tested to death.. I lived in Germany for 22 years and this is the norm there, they don't settle for anything less.. God I miss those complaining Germans :-)

Sounds to me like you might want to get rid of your problem riddled 5D3 (light leakage, flash problems, buggy firmware updates, on and on) and buy a problem free 6D!


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Dec 24, 2013 12:20 |  #84

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Sounds to me like you might want to get rid of your problem riddled 5D3 (light leakage, flash problems, buggy firmware updates, on and on) and buy a problem free 6D!

Hell no! I'd rather have an oily 1D X!




  
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Dec 24, 2013 17:54 |  #85

I've had issues with VF debris and oil splatter with mine. The oil splatter seemed to get much worse after the service advisory work was carried out. There were two oil spots visible in normal use but stopping down (or using Nik's detail extractor) revealed hundreds of them. Frankly, I don't think it's good enough. I also have a 1D4 that's seen a lot of use. I've never had to clean the sensor and there isn't a single bit of crap in the viewfinder.

The 1DX is just back from Canon UK again but I don't think they've done anything other than clean it. On the plus side:
- the AF is incredible (but I prefer the spread of points on the 1D4)
- the high ISO is probably a whole stop better (in RAW) than the 1D4
- the twin joysticks, programmable buttons and custom settings improve usability over the 1D4

When I first got the 1DX, I thought I might eventually trade in the 1D4 for second 1DX to have two bodies the same, but I am so glad I didn't.


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