Sony a7r IV Question

Started 4 months ago | Discussions
Starscream67 Regular Member • Posts: 126
Sony a7r IV Question

Found an a7rIV on ebay with this as a problem "Camera will display SHUTTER ERROR when shooting with mechanical shutter. Camera has full function with electronic shutter."  Question is what would the cost of the repair be if I was to buy said camera?  Or is this an easy fix?  What would be a fair price for said camera?  Or would you run from this camera?

Sony a7R
If you believe there are incorrect tags, please send us this post using our feedback form.
Mike Evangelist
Mike Evangelist Contributing Member • Posts: 601
Re: Sony a7r IV Question

Starscream67 wrote:

Or would you run from this camera?

Yes, run away. Likely to be a costly repair.

 Mike Evangelist's gear list:Mike Evangelist's gear list
Sony a7R IV Zeiss Batis 135mm F2.8 Sony FE 200-600 F5.6-6.3 Samyang AF 18mm F2.8 FE Sigma 24-70 F2.8 DG DN +1 more
OP Starscream67 Regular Member • Posts: 126
Re: Sony a7r IV Question

figured thanks

sam45 Regular Member • Posts: 424
Re: Sony a7r IV Question

Precision Camera is currently quoting $479. I am guessing if only the shutter, than that is the price (board is ok).

Of course, DIY is much lower.

 sam45's gear list:sam45's gear list
Sony RX100 V Sony a7R Sony a6000 Sony a5100 Nikon 1 J5 +12 more
Kansas Ron Senior Member • Posts: 2,668
Re: Sony a7r IV Question

Personally I would stay away.  No telling for sure what all is going to be needed.  I don't know if you can get it worked on if it is an import.  If I am taking a chance on something, it better be super cheap.  In this case figure the amount of money you pay for it and the cost of repair I would say no more than $2000-$2200 total.  I bought my A7R iv for $2700 brand new from a person who bought with educational discount.  So he made a couple hundred and I saved a bunch.

-- hide signature --

(See profile for equipment)

 Kansas Ron's gear list:Kansas Ron's gear list
Sony a7R IV Sony FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM Sony FE 100-400mm F4.5-5.6 Sony FE 24-105mm F4 Tamron 17-28mm F2.8 Di III RXD
Keyboard shortcuts:
FForum MMy threads