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Camera shutter issues

Dear Randy,
You replied back to my question earlier last week and I stopped by a place to have my camera looked into a bit more. They are now telling me I need to repair my shutter box and the repair is over $200. Is this normal wear & tear on a camera that is 2 1/2 yrs old. Any advice is appreciated.
Thanks, Dege

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Dege,
You were hearing extra clicking or noise on long exposures right? I thought it was a dirty shutter so cleaning is what I thought should help. If your shop thinks it needs a repair that is a bit more pricey than thorough cleaning. If you suggest to them to consider cleaning the shutter mechanism so the parts move smoothly instead of repair / replacing how much less would that cost? Also would they think that would be enough, they may have seen some corrosion or misalignment that is snagging or hanging the shutter up, so it may need the extreme solution. If they don't recommend it or are insulted by your desire to think about another solution seek a second opinion, there's nothing wrong with trying to save some money esp. if you don't need that type of surgery, you know what I mean. If the other shop says yes that shutter is damaged and needs it. You know you have to do it eventually. Just find the best price wiht the shop that you like. As far as the normal wear & tear not really, we are shooting a D80 purchased in Dec 2006 at an average of 1,000 shots a month sometimes more. My wife is a photographer as has really used it constantly, it has been very reliable. Since your camera is more than 2 years old it is out of warranty. I will check Nikon for any sort of recall or issue with the shutter and get back to you.
randy320sgi

Posted on Jan 14, 2009

  • Randy Wheatley
    Randy Wheatley Jan 29, 2009

    No recall or notice about the shutter - did you repair? or replace?

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