Sony A700. Super Steadyshot (SSS) broken. Worth fixing for £117?

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Sony A700. Super Steadyshot (SSS) broken. Worth fixing for £117?
Mar 3, 2014


I just bought a faulty Sony A700 for £50 as a companion to my Nikon D90. I have a load of Tamron Adaptall lenses that I'll be able to use on both bodies, plus I may try some old M42 lenses on the Sony.

Luckily the sensor doesn't seem to have moved when the SSS failed, so the sensor is still taking what you see in the viewfinder. Basically the camera seems to function fine, but the image stabilisation doesn't work.

Apparently it will cost £117 to get the SSS fixed at the Sony repair centre. Any opinions on whether this is worth it? I'll probably be using the camera with old manual lenses mainly and I hear that SSS won't work with non-chipped lenses anyway.

Thanks for any opinions or advice.


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Nikon D90 Sony Alpha DSLR-A700 Nikon AF-S Nikkor 50mm f/1.8G
Nikon D90 Sony Alpha DSLR-A700
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