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Thread: If camera needs shutter mechanism replacement, how much would you pay?

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    Default If camera needs shutter mechanism replacement, how much would you pay?

    supposedly the camera is rated at 100,000 shutters but then shutter failed after 120,000 or so...how many % of the camera cost would you be comfortable with paying to replace the shutter mechanism?

    or would you simply buy a new camera?

    *just to check...if exceeded the shutter limit before shutter mechanism failed but under warranty, does any brand offer shutter mechanism for free
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    Default Re: If camera needs shutter mechanism replacement, how much would you pay?

    All brands will replace the shutter for free if it's in warranty. After that, the cost is usually between 150-200 SGD.
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    Default Re: If camera needs shutter mechanism replacement, how much would you pay?

    Just send to servicing centre.... and pay up lor.....

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    Default Re: If camera needs shutter mechanism replacement, how much would you pay?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rashkae View Post
    All brands will replace the shutter for free if it's in warranty. After that, the cost is usually between 150-200 SGD.
    in that case...quite worth to get Canon extended warranty for the 1D, 5D and etc if Canon also have. Machine gun all the way, a lot of event and studio photographers will be happy.
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    Default Re: If camera needs shutter mechanism replacement, how much would you pay?

    I think the way service centre work is they will look at your shuttercount. If below rated and in warranty=free replacement. If higher than rated but still in warranty=must pay for part and gst and don't need pay for labour because it is considered as wear and tear.

    The cost of the replacement shutter is a lot lower than the cost of a new body, so it always make sense to replace it when needed unless the body is very old liao.

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    Default Re: If camera needs shutter mechanism replacement, how much would you pay?

    Just upgrade to the latest camera body...

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    Default Re: If camera needs shutter mechanism replacement, how much would you pay?

    I'll pay whatever Canon Service Center quotes me. What else can I do?

    For 400D, it was S$50+ without service charge (under 3 years warranty).
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