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D.Ann Jul 31, 2006 4:10 PM

I have an opportunity to purchase a KM 5D...from Ritz. Is Sony continuing to service the 5D? I have heard 7D owners being told there were no parts for repair. I was hoping for the A100, but so far posters seem to prefer the 5D. Thanks. donna

tmoreau Jul 31, 2006 6:01 PM

I've been hearing a lot of stories where they "dont have parts" and buy-back or replace with an a100 instead of fixing. The internet really skews this kind of thing though, squeky wheel and all that...

D.Ann Jul 31, 2006 6:59 PM

Do you have a 5D...or know if they are as good as I have been hearing. I have an E-500 and like it but want image stablization. dg

tmoreau Jul 31, 2006 9:21 PM

I have a 5D and love it, there isnt all that much room for improvement. I'd like the external controls of the 7d now that I know what everything does, but I'm lukewarm about the A100. If the features/price/availible lenses jive with your needs, the 5d wont let you down. A few pics from saturday:

Tamron 28-300
http://www.pbase.com/image/64311820.jpg

Tamron 28-300:
http://www.pbase.com/image/64311832.jpg

1/60s f/2.8 Tamron 90mm macro:
http://www.pbase.com/image/64311824.jpg

cope Jul 31, 2006 11:14 PM

tmoreau wrote:
Quote:

I've been hearing a lot of stories where they "dont have parts" and buy-back or replace with an a100 instead of fixing. The internet really skews this kind of thing though, squeky wheel and all that...
Replacing with A-100 is an urban legend. They are buying back some cameras.

Ikki Aug 1, 2006 7:02 AM

Yes, the official line from Sony appears to be that where a camera under the original KM standard warranty is unrepairable (most ususually because of a lack of parts) the camera will be bought back by Sony. Buyback is the only option, they will not replace the broken camera with an A100 or a P&S model.

So far all the threads that I have seen concerning this situation relate to the 7D. I expect that 5D's break down too, so I can only assume that the parts situation must be better for them at the moment.

D.Ann Aug 1, 2006 10:19 AM

I am impressed with your 5D photos...donna

D.Ann Aug 1, 2006 3:42 PM

Thanks everyone for your helpful comments...donna

bernabeu Aug 1, 2006 5:14 PM

the sony 'flat rate' for a 7D repair:

http://eservice.sony.com/webrma/web/...archText=DIG7D






Model Number:
DIG7D

Purchase Date:
01/15/2005

Warranty Status:
Out of Warranty

Repair Service Cost:
$281.00 (plus any applicable tax)


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