where to fix camera?

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  1. canadianbattery

    canadianbattery TPF Noob!

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    My camera has focusing problem, I am looking for a reliable store to fix it.
    Anyone know where to fix Canon DSLR other than Canon servicing centre.

    my camera is out of warranty.
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  2. Big Mike

    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Just because it's out of warranty, doesn't mean that Canon won't fix it. You just have to pay for it...which you are going to have to do anyway.

    I'd guess that if you took it into any camera store for repair, they would just send it to Canon anyway.

    If you do call Canon, they will likely ask you to send in the lens as well.
     
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    musicaleCA TPF Noob!

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    *blinks* Eh wha? Why?
     
  4. Big Mike

    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    When your complaint is about focus issues...they will likely calibrate the focus. Although unlikely, it may be possible for the camera to be 'within spec' and still not focus accurately with a particular lens that is also 'within spec'.

    For example, lets say the tolerance is plus or minus 5. The lens might be +5 and the camera might be -5. The result is a 10 point difference...which is not good.
    If you send in both, they can calibrate the camera to the lens or vice versa...or maybe calibrate both. This is good...except that you might have other lenses that do work well with your camera.
    I know some photographers that send in their cameras and their lenses. Some do it every year...as maintenance.

    I don't know...maybe they won't ask for the lens as well. They only way to find out, is to call and find out.
     
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    What sort of focusing problem does it have? Is the image consistently out of focus when autofocus is engaged? Can it be focused manually? What Canon DSLR do you have?
     

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