Well, what can I say? Canon Inc. fucked up again. If you have a 1DX or 1DC you might want to read this service advisory.
This notice is to proactively inform our customers of the details of the phenomena described below along with Canon’s support actions. Because we value the trust our customers have placed in us, we are dedicated to continuously improving product quality and delivering industry-leading service and support. We offer our sincerest apologies to any customer who may be inconvenienced.
Affected Products EOS-1D X Digital SLR Camera EOS-1D C Cinema EOS Camera
Phenomena In some units of the models listed below, there is a possibility that the following phenomena may occur due to wear caused by insufficient lubrication within the camera’s driving mechanism.
- AF searches but does not lock in on the subject. (Caused by
minute particles produced by wear mentioned above.)
- The image shown in the viewfinder is “blurry” or “not steady”. (Occurs if wear progresses.)
I pray to God this doesn’t become another 1D Mark III debacle. It’s the last thing I need right now in my life.
At least Canon Inc. has the correct approach this time: Proactively informing customers because of “recognizing the trust customers have placed in us.” This goes a long way.
God this is so depressing.
U know what? Fuck it. I’m on my way to the pub.