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


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Reportage

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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 :think:
 

Rashkae

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All brands will replace the shutter for free if it's in warranty. After that, the cost is usually between 150-200 SGD.
 

Reportage

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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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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.
 

2evans

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Just upgrade to the latest camera body... :D

BBB :angel:
 

Headshotzx

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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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