Did you ever need a camera serviced or repaired?

Discussion in 'The Watering Hole' started by Jock Elliott, Nov 10, 2015.

  1. Jock Elliott

    Jock Elliott All-Pro

    Jan 3, 2012
    Troy, NY
    If so, what was it, where did you have it serviced, and how long did it take?

    I'll start:

    FZ200, dust on the sensor, Al from Cameraworks turned it around in a day.

    Cheers, Jock
  2. christilou

    christilou Legend

    Jul 13, 2010
    Sunny Frimley
    I had my Leica M240 repaired this year. It had dust on the sensor but had also completely frozen. Sent it to Wetzlar in Germany and it took over 3 months to get it back.

    Contrast with a Fuji 35mm lens that I had dropped, cost £90 to repair but Fuji turned it around in a week.
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  3. taqtaq

    taqtaq Regular

    May 31, 2015
    Espoo, Finland
    Ricoh GR, dust on the sensor (surprise). Local store sent it to Ricoh, it got lost and I got a new one after 3 months.

    I hope the dust doesn't like this unit..
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  4. Arbib

    Arbib Regular

    Mar 30, 2014
    Over the years, I always have my local camera repair guy give a once over to any used lenses or cameras I buy.
    But, I have had one that needed a repair above a basic CLA..... A Canon EF that needed a mirror repair
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  5. ajramirez

    ajramirez Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Jul 9, 2010
    Caguas, Puerto Rico
    My Leica M9P. Had a sensor replacement due to the sensor corrosion problem. Sent it to Leica NJ and received it back one month later. When it happened a second time, I traded it in for a M-P Type 240.

    Very recently, I had to send in a Nikon 20mm 2.8D lens for repair of a stuck diaphragm. The work was done locally in less than two (2) weeks.

    Other than that, all of my gear has been completely reliable.


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