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Post Options Post Options   Quote Luis_Rubim Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24 February 2013 at 16:38
Thanks Rolf, much appreciated.

New development. The metal protector behind the CF door that holds the video out sliding door, just popped out too. Just this moment, in the airport. I was trying to take a pic of people watching the Cyprus elections on TV, wanted to put my CF card in and simply pop it went. Things keep getting "better" eh? :D
 



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Received your PM, Luis. I will give Runtime a call tomorrow and drop you a note later.

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Thanks, I will do!
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Drop a PM to Dyxum member Conny1 he has a good relationship with the guys at RunTime.
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OK, folks here's the deal.

Dave did a great job. The camera is producing great images. But after a few days of testing, some problems still creep up albeit minimally, but still enough to annoy me a little. I know my camera, I know what it used to be capable of, the results used to be OUTSTANDING. I now avoid using the camera at ISO 800 and above, whereas before I had no qualms about cranking the camera all the way up to ISO 3200 if needed.

I am in Cyprus at the moment, took some images with which I am generally satisfied, but when indoors or lower light conditions, the bloody artifiacts show up, spoiling the fun and to me this indicates a battered sensor. I tried sharpening a few images with Unsharp Mask, 1.2 to 2 and they reveal way much more noise and these weird, diagonal bands. The only other time I have witnessed this was in my old battered Dimage A1.

Now it seems to me that this may be a problem of parts available in the UK. I am now considering Runtime Bremen.

So I would like to hear opinions and any experiences with them.

Thanks guys. I vowed to myself to get my camera fixed as I owe a lot of my photographic portfolio and success to this great camera.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Luis_Rubim Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 February 2013 at 11:13
Well, the sensor is second hand, but as long as it has no problems and my camera produces the image quality it used to, I'm happy.
 



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Post Options Post Options   Quote Lesuave Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 February 2013 at 16:36
Glad to see you've got your baby back. Fair price.
So, it seems there are still a few replacement sensors available for KM7D on this planet.
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That's very reasonable. Well done CRW!
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It was £125 + p&p . Not bad at all!
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Wonderful.

Dave's a good bloke.

May I ask how much the sensor replacement cost?
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Hello all,

Just an update. My KM 7D came back from repair and is now working and producing the goods! The Camera Repair Workshop did a great job, in particular Dave Boyle who repairs the Minolta stuff. They replaced the sensor, tested it for 3 days and is now back. I couldn't be happier. The images are holding up well so far, all I need is a low light test, but I guess Dave must have got enough of me for a while :D But customer service there is superb, can't believe I can use my best and I dare say the best camera ever!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Luis_Rubim Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 February 2013 at 11:30
Originally posted by Saratoga Saratoga wrote:

Considering the cost, condition and increasing rareity of the 5D and 7D, when my camera starts playing up I shall probably end up moving over to the Sony range, maybe something around the A700 model or something...

My camera will then go on The Shelf in the living room

Assuming also by then I had managed to get The Shelf up as well


I have the A700 by the way and I have never been 100% happy with it. Even with the sharpest glass, it lacks the biting detail sharpness that the 7D has and the colour too, hence another reason why I want to get my 7D repaired so much.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote KAMSA Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 30 January 2013 at 17:05
My 5D, I repaired myself see another thread, witch I'm writing a document to put into the knowlidge base for anyone to use, It was not a easy repair and essemble and disassemble my 5D 4 times.

My 7D is a diverent story, after (I assume) an error 58 I can't call it the "first black frame error", becous the 5th frame was goin black after 5 frames and frezes the camera in burst mode.

Becouse I buy a200, the 7D was collecting dust, but when I try it after a year in the box It seems to have an empty internal battery, I put my grip on and two fresh full loaded NP400's in it and after 2 day's the problem was gone.

Used the 2186 adj program to see whats wrong but it has no dif. in the file I saved.

I just reset the camera to factory settings and the problem is gone, and stayes away to this day.

Hope your problem with your 7D can be solved, in my opinion the 7D is the most egonomic camera I ever had, and I can tel you if it fales me, biond repair it goes in a glasbox juist so I can look at it once a wile to wremember out good old times

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Saratoga Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 30 January 2013 at 14:23
Considering the cost, condition and increasing rareity of the 5D and 7D, when my camera starts playing up I shall probably end up moving over to the Sony range, maybe something around the A700 model or something...

My camera will then go on The Shelf in the living room

Assuming also by then I had managed to get The Shelf up as well
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