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Canon 1D X… Cracked Wide Open

September 17th, 2012

I found out the hard way that the 1D X’s magnesium alloy shell is far from bulletproof after a tumble off a golf cart onto concrete left me with a crack in the armor. Cam still performed flawlessly, but so much for the weather sealing (and the attached 24-70). That’s the one downfall of the Spider Holster I use; no camera straps.

Cracked open near the vertical shutter release


After a short two-day visit to Canon’s New Jersey repair facility, the body transplant was complete.  Canon was kind enough to return the damaged parts, for your viewing pleasure.

The Shell, from the front

The Shell, from the back

The major damage

Inside view of the covers

The covers

Top cover

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  1. Julian
    September 17th, 2012 at 20:34 | #1

    Hey, I’m having the same fun with my tablet. Those ribbons SUCK when they are detached.

  2. Diego
    November 14th, 2013 at 07:56 | #2

    hello I have a question for you:
    I broke the lens mount of the 1dx. know whether to remove the entire front or just with the 4 screws holding it is enough to change it. thank you!

  3. November 14th, 2013 at 08:31 | #3

    Sorry to hear about your 1DX. Unfortunately, there is a lip around the outside of the bayonet ring, so the removal of the body case is necessary to replace the mount. Hopefully there is no further damage to the mirror box.

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