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Canon 7D Repair Update

My camera repair saga continues.  Got a voice mail from Canon today, which wasn’t a good sign.  Called them back and found out that my 7D was going to cost over twice their original estimate.  Apparently more repairs were required once they got into it.  My previous repairs always cost around $215.  This one is going to be $655.  They have to replace the shutter, mirror box and the top cover.  I looked up the price for a new 7D and decided to get this one repaired instead and will likely buy the next version of the 7D if it comes out next year.  Should get it back sometime next week.

This makes the 8th shutter that I’ve worn out on a total of 4 cameras.  I really need to upgrade to a professional level camera one of these days.  But as I mentioned to Doug on my last post,  I’m still not convinced that I want a full frame camera for wildlife photography.

8 responses

  1. If they replace the shutter and mirror box, your camera will be a new one as far as the moving parts.

    December 7, 2013 at 1:08 am

    • That’s a good thing for that price. Hopefully it will hold up well after the repairs.

      December 7, 2013 at 10:13 am

  2. About how many shots had you had on this shutter before it blew up on you?

    December 7, 2013 at 9:20 am

    • I’m guessing between 250,000 to 300,000 shots based on the number of trips and a rough number of shots/trip. It lasted much longer than the first shutter on this 7D which gave out after 6 months.

      December 7, 2013 at 10:15 am

  3. I read some Canon rumors for the 7D upgrade. You will be real happy for sure.

    December 7, 2013 at 12:58 pm

    • Hey David. I’m hoping that the rumors are true as it would be a sweet camera. We shall see when it gets announced.

      December 8, 2013 at 11:12 am

  4. Hopefully that works out for you. My goodness you take a lot of photos!

    December 7, 2013 at 5:01 pm

    • Thanks Lyle. It’s a target rich environment in SE Texas. Based my estimate on +/- 150 field trips since the last shutter replacement and I usually shoot between 1,500 to 2,000 photos per trip. Sometimes more if it’s a good day.

      December 8, 2013 at 11:18 am

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