Message Font: Serif | Sans-Serif
 
UnThreaded | Threaded | Whole Thread (5) | Ignore Thread Prev | Next
Author: JPLenny Big gold star, 5000 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: of 21975  
Subject: Re: Is my camera/lens shot? Date: 6/24/2003 12:12 AM
Post New | Post Reply | Reply Later | Create Poll . Report this Post | Recommend it!
Recommendations: 0
In either event, is it worth trying to get it repaired or should I look for something newer/better? I've been thinking about a new camera anyway, so this could be my excuse. :) If so, any recommendations for a good camera and lens assortment? I've seen a number of camera packages on eBay which include either a Canon or Nikon body and one or two lenses with a total focal range of 28-300

I looked at going the repair route when my beloved Pentax ME SUper failed. Most places would even touch it without an upfront fee of $150-200 just to take a look at it. I ended up buying a replacement camera from Pentax (ZX-M) for about the same price.

I'm not sure how the repair cost would run you on an AE-1, but I would think you may run into the same problem. One thing you might want to think about is picking up another body on Ebay. You can probably pick up a new body for less than the cost of repairing the old one.

As for a new camera, you are going to get a wide variety of opions on what to buy. While I'll admit that I've bought some used stuff on Ebay, if you are looking at a new camera, I'd recommend you check out a reputable dealer or two as well. I've used www.bhphotovideo.com in the past and they have been very comperable to ebay auction prices.

I'm not saying that all Ebay sellers are bad, but you do take on more risk on Ebay and many times the price savings is not worth the risk. I'd take a brand new camera in the box with a known warrenty status and all manuals from a dealer for a few extra dollars. I also realize there are some pretty cruddy dealers out there as well.

Post New | Post Reply | Reply Later | Create Poll . Report this Post | Recommend it!
Print the post  
UnThreaded | Threaded | Whole Thread (5) | Ignore Thread Prev | Next

Announcements

Online Photos
Yahoo! Groups
(Registration Required)
Post of the Day:
Apple

Apple and Ninety Years Ago
What was Your Dumbest Investment?
Share it with us -- and learn from others' stories of flubs.
When Life Gives You Lemons
We all have had hardships and made poor decisions. The important thing is how we respond and grow. Read the story of a Fool who started from nothing, and looks to gain everything.
Community Home
Speak Your Mind, Start Your Blog, Rate Your Stocks

Community Team Fools - who are those TMF's?
Contact Us
Contact Customer Service and other Fool departments here.
Work for Fools?
Winner of the Washingtonian great places to work, and "#1 Media Company to Work For" (BusinessInsider 2011)! Have access to all of TMF's online and email products for FREE, and be paid for your contributions to TMF! Click the link and start your Fool career.
Advertisement