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Post Options Post Options   Quote overeema Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 November 2020 at 14:27
Originally posted by littledab littledab wrote:

In fifty years of lugging cameras around in sometimes tough conditions I managed to avoid damaging any of them except for a small dent on the viewfinder of an xk.
Unfortunately a mishap occurred recently in which my a7711 fell about four feet .....

I had a similar mishap with my NEX-6 resulting in a broken viewfinder glass. Actually it was my 3rd incident in all those years. In 1974 I dropped my MC 2.5/28 and in 2003 I dropped my MD 1.2/50. In both cases the filterring was damaged.
I have got it repaired through a local camerashop/wedding photographer in all cases. Don't remember exact cost as it was covered by my insurance. Definitely less than 100. Everything worked fine after the drop, except the viewfinder. After repair only a few scratches were leftovers. Camera works fine again. The turnaround time was about 4 weeks.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote LowRyter Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 November 2020 at 21:45
I don't suppose anyone has tried to smack it with the heel of you hand? I don't know what you would have to lose since it's going to the shop anyway. Like I said, it worked for me with Lumix.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote littledab Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04 December 2020 at 05:45
Received repair estimate From Precision Camera. Services included autofocus test and calibration, sensor recalibration and realignment, complete cleaning (internal and external) optical system general test check and repair all functions and systems. Replace AS slider unit.(anti shake). The cost is $405.00 including $45.00 return shipping. This seems reasonable along with a 90 day warranty so I am going to authorize the repair. Wil post when the camera is returned and after using it for awhile.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote littledab Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24 December 2020 at 19:51
Camera returned today(Merry Christmas). Camera is cleaned to new condition even around buttons screens, viewfinder, etc. It is functioning normally and the annoying error message is gone. Haven't shot extensively with it yet but plan to do so within the next few days. Very pleased with the experience regarding Precision camera repair. Although recent posts concerning A mount indicate we may not see any further development of the line, however I still feel it was worthwhile to repair a camera that I have enjoyed using for the last few years.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote addy landzaat Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25 December 2020 at 08:26
Well, your camera and lenses work fine (again) for the foreseeable future, just enjoy it!

Nice to see the experience was good with Precision.
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