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Canon A1 shutter release delay

My cabon A1 shutter release delays for several seconds under normal light and in all modes. I know this is probably a physical fault because it started directly after the camera fell onto the floor one day. My question is; is is likely to be easily and cheaply repairable. I have seen similar bodies for sale on ebay at very reasonable prices but the thought of chucking away what was once such a lovely piece of kit makes me cringe. (I am a hoarder, I know!)

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  • Lightning57 Jan 09, 2009

    Thanks Nate, I looked at the link, problem I forgot to mention, I am in London England! Anybody got camera repair mates in London? (At very affordable prices of course)

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What you have is what is called "Impact damage" It depends how much you like your camera? You can fix it, replace it or toss it. I recommend fixing it, those cameras are becoming collectors items these days. I have a friend who repairs film cameras, he repairs it, cleans it, lubricates it and callibrates it, makes it like brand new again. At a very afforable price.

http://www.cameradr.com/

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