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  1. #1
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    Unhappy A700 down for the count!

    My "rear" thumbwheel has become totally erratic (no, not erotic! Get your mind out the gutter, will ya? This is a family-oriented station.)

    The thumbwheels are critical to the proper operation of the camera ... and I know that more, now, than I ever appreciated before. I will be reviewing a couple of shots, hit one spot and suddenly a flurry of images will flash by as the camera races from one extreme to the other, flipping them over and over.

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    Or ... I'll be changing shutter speed and be at 1/500 and suddenly, the camera goes to 1/20th! NO KIDDING ... THAT'S SOME SERIOUS EXPOSURE CHANGE!

    Anyway ... it's off to SONY for repair against the manufacturer's warranty. Who knew they wouldn't swap a 10,000 shutter release camera for a brand NEW one?

    So, ol' Don grabs his trusty A100, with its "single" thumbwheel ... and limps off into the wilderness, again.
    Last edited by DonSchap; 09-20-2008 at 10:33 AM.
    Don Schap - BFA, Digital Photography
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    Look, I did not create the optical laws of the Universe ... I simply learned to deal with them.
    Remember: It is usually the GLASS, not the camera (except for moving to Full Frame), that gives you the most improvement in your photography.

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  2. #2
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    A900 time I tell you! Good thing you still have the warranty. Did you just get the standard 1 year?
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  3. #3
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    Nah, I bought the 4-year, when SONY offered it. I had a feeling ... I'm also going to ask them to "clean" my sensor ... I have a spot that is just being real stubborn.
    Last edited by DonSchap; 09-20-2008 at 10:35 AM.
    Don Schap - BFA, Digital Photography
    A Photographer Is Forever
    Look, I did not create the optical laws of the Universe ... I simply learned to deal with them.
    Remember: It is usually the GLASS, not the camera (except for moving to Full Frame), that gives you the most improvement in your photography.

    flickr & Sdi

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    Hey ... if I did decide to unload my "reconditioned" A700 ... (wink wink nudge nudge)
    Don Schap - BFA, Digital Photography
    A Photographer Is Forever
    Look, I did not create the optical laws of the Universe ... I simply learned to deal with them.
    Remember: It is usually the GLASS, not the camera (except for moving to Full Frame), that gives you the most improvement in your photography.

    flickr & Sdi

  5. #5
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    I just got the extended warranty letter. I guess I should send it in or see what Don would want for his reconditioned A700. (wink wink) LOL He may start a bidding war if he posts how much he wants. He might even get the Canon or Nikon crew to jump ship.LOL
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    Quote Originally Posted by sparkie1263 View Post
    I just got the extended warranty letter. I guess I should send it in or see what Don would want for his reconditioned A700. (wink wink) LOL He may start a bidding war if he posts how much he wants. He might even get the Canon or Nikon crew to jump ship.LOL
    Frank
    Not likely.
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    get the refrub and wait and see if a 750 or a 800 or a 850 or god knows what might pop out of Sony by the end of the year!!
    Sony A700_____________Minolta AF 50mm. F/1.7
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    Tamron AF 70-300mm F/4-5.6 Di LD Macro 1:2
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  8. #8
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    Quote Originally Posted by Visual Reality View Post
    Not likely.
    Agreed.

    Although I'd give a buck for it just to see how well it takes to a sledge. I've always wanted to know how many parts they're made of.
    Ouch.

  9. #9
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    I've got some skeletonized images ... but, this is a family channel. Put some clothes on!
    Don Schap - BFA, Digital Photography
    A Photographer Is Forever
    Look, I did not create the optical laws of the Universe ... I simply learned to deal with them.
    Remember: It is usually the GLASS, not the camera (except for moving to Full Frame), that gives you the most improvement in your photography.

    flickr & Sdi

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    Hey Don just sent you a email
    Sony A700_____________Minolta AF 50mm. F/1.7
    Minolta AF 70-210mm F/3.5-4.5 Tamron AF 17-50mm F/2.8 XR DiII LD Asp. [IF]
    Tamron SP AF 70-200mm. F/2.8 DI LD [IF] Macro
    Tamron AF 70-300mm F/4-5.6 Di LD Macro 1:2
    Tokina AF 28-70mm F/3.5-4.5
    Tokina AF AT-X 80-400mm F/4.5-5.6
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