Obviously, Fujifilm Tokyo internally issued a range of serial numbers with affected cameras for all 7 markets. According to my research, they did so twice, on 6MAR and again on 14MAR with updated ranges. So Fuji's own investigation is apparently still ongoing, as they are trying to get ahead of the issue and fix it asap. Even the 14MAR memo states that those numbers are still estimates. It seems like Fuji USA chose to ignore this tiny but important part. An initial service bulletin with a description of the issue and repair instructions was issued to all service centers in February, and Fuji will ship replacement parts on Monday. It's important to remember that this isn't just about cameras that have already been sold but also about cameras that are still sitting in warehouses and global distribution channels. Fuji needs to assess which of those cameras may be affected and how to deal with them, such as replacing affected merchandise with newer batches of cameras w/o creating a supply bottleneck. After all, the X-T1 has been really quite successful so far."If you have purchased an X-T1 camera from an authorized Fujifilm dealer in the United States, have a serial number on your X-T1 which is lower than 41A05201, and would like your camera checked, please contact the Fujifilm Repair Center at (800) 659-3854 (x3461) to make arrangements to have your camera sent in for evaluation. Our technical staff will inspect your camera and, if necessary, make the necessary adjustments to the camera to prevent the ingress of light in the described conditions. This service will be carried out free of charge."
mine is barely past it. whew!
I don't think that one necessarily points to the other. Certainly a light leak could also let in environmental contaminants, but light can also get through things that are weather tight (imagine if all the seals were transparent or semi-transparent for example)Does the light leak point to problems with the weather sealing as well?
Wow! So are the new dials improved/more clicky and positive feeling?My X-T1 returned today w/o the light leak and with new command dials.
I think there were a few threads in some forums, it basically affects cameras and vertical battery grips. Fuji got a bit unlucky with supplies who changed specs w/o giving notice. Well, that's the price of outsourcing parts production to China. You get what you pay for. Obviously, production has been changed once the problem was identified.Ahh gotcha, I didn't hear that there was an issue with the buttons but that's good to know also.
Bummer. Is there a service advisory for that as well? And/or a way to tell if your specific unit is affected?I think there were a few threads in some forums, it basically affects cameras and vertical battery grips. Fuji got a bit unlucky with supplies who changed specs w/o giving notice. Well, that's the price of outsourcing parts production to China. You get what you pay for. Obviously, production has been changed once the problem was identified.