Sony FF shutter broke 3rd time!!!

Started Apr 7, 2011 | Discussions thread
John McMillin Contributing Member • Posts: 560
Twice in the shop in two years

This is a problem that's haunting me, too. My a850 suffered a shutter failure in 2013, and a PC socket failure last year (I had the entire top controls replaced as well). It's leading me to retire the camera from high-volume photo duties. Each visit cost about $300. The need to suddenly obtain a substitute has been stressful, but it's justified some forays and reckons into the Pentax & Fuji camps.

My a850 is back and working fine now. It's substantially a new camera, in terms of moving parts replaced. But it's getting harder to trust in it. Every loud shutter CLICK reminds me that it's a cut-priced version based around a slower, cheaper shutter. And that someday, I might hear the dreaded words, "Not repairable, no parts available."

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