Look, my camera's issue is a lot more than just a focus adjustment problem ... which is relatively easy to do, whereas mine requires they split the camera open and start diggin' through it. Not a lot of fun with these devices unless you are patient and have some serious experience playing with them.

Now, SONY directed me to send the A700 to Precision Camera, because they are now the regional repair center for the east coast, where Laredo, TX is a real SONY repair center. Still, even they return a lot of stuff to Japan for advanced work.

Anyway, do not hesitate on getting your equipment up to standards. That's the most crucial aspect of having the equipment. It is aligned and operating without question. Then you can make real improvements in your photography, based on measured and with the ability to duplicate results.