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    Hi all - Would appreciate some advise to my dilemma?

    I have a F801 body, 70-210mm/4-5.6 and 35-70mm/3.3-4.5 lens from a long time back.

    Sent them in to Nikon for servicing and they are quoting me as follow for servicing and repairs: -

    F801 - $235
    70-210 - $185
    35-70 - $40

    This adds up to a hefty $478 with GST.

    I am not familiar with the market price of new SLRs in the market today. But do you think it is worth it to perform the repairs above? Or am I better off buying a new low/medium range SLR?


    Thanks in Advance!
    Last edited by Nutcase; 1st August 2003 at 04:43 PM.

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    try getting another quote from TCW... the prices seem a little steep, which is typical for Nikon.

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    Hi,

    The F801 is a nifty camera, usually goes for about $400+ in the used market. I wouldn't spend the equivalent amount of money on lower end bodies because they generally don't measure up to the F801 in terms of ease of handling.

    It's worthwhile to get a quote from TCW. btw, you did not mention what are the problems with your gear? or did you send it in for general cleaning?

    regards


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    Thanks for the helpful feedback Larry + kh_drew! Think I will get both back from Nikon and get a second quote from TCW.

    Yes - I like the 801 - had it for the last 15 years almost. The 801 had some corrosion problems in the the batt contact and the on/off switch. They quoted $90 for the service charge and $140 for the parts...

    The 70-210 had bad fungus prob so they were gonna replace the 3rd element group.

    35-70 only servicing.

    Too bad - I kinda like the 70-210 wuite versatile - albeit a slow lens...but all had sentimental value - heh heh


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    There is a used 70-210 f/4 going for about $400 at TCW. Looks like $185 is quite a reasonable price. Let's hope you get your gear in shape and start shooting again!

    regards

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