Two estimates for repair

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  1. manny212

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    OK got these two from a buddy . I figured they would need a great deal of work to get back to working order .

    I sent out to Authorized Photo Service , in Morton Grove , Il. They have done a bunch of work on my digital stuff and have nothing but high praise .

    Well I sent in these two Cameras and this is the estimates . I think it a bit high , just wondered others might think . Cosmetically the cameras are about a C , B- .

    Does anyone have a shop they prefer to maybe get a second opinion ? Thanks .


     

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    You can buy a near mint F2 for 249.00 right now. Seems a bit too high to put that much into a camera to have a camera worth less than that amount in the end.
     
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    I agree ^^^
     
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    manny212 No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Thanks guys , thats what I was thinking as well !
     
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    I'm curious. The estimate on the FE2 says:

    1) "Shutter will not fire."
    and ...
    2) "only 1 battery - requires 2 batteries"

    Since point #2 could be the cause of point #1, did anyone try installing 2 fresh batteries and then test the shutter?

    Or, did anyone try the shutter at its M250 setting (its only non-battery dependent speed)?
     
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    Hmmm Intersting . These guys have done some fantastic work on all my digital bodies and lenses , I have to Imagine they did a thorough job of checking all the systems . No ? Either way I'm not going to fix , kinda cost prohibitive I'm thinking
     
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    [QUOTE="manny212, post: 3609364, member: 69899
    Hmmm Intersting . These guys have done some fantastic work on all my digital bodies and lenses , I have to Imagine they did a thorough job of checking all the systems . No ? Either way I'm not going to fix , kinda cost prohibitive I'm thinking[/QUOTE]

    Only if it's not just new batteries :allteeth:
     
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    It might be a great opportunity to source the parts and learn to do the repairs yourself. You have nothing to lose.
     
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    Great point ! i feel a new project happening ha ! , They are paperweights anyway . LOL
     
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    Yep. When life gives you lemons, freeze them and throw them back as hard as you can.
    Best part of this is: new tools! Woohoo!
     
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    Wife gonna love me . HAHA !
     
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    That's about the price of a CLA that us Leica shooters pay every few years to keep our cameras in perfect working order

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