Fuji X-S1 sent to shop for cleaning and maintenance

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JC PM
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Fuji X-S1 sent to shop for cleaning and maintenance

Hello:

Today I sent my X-S1 for cleaning and maintenance to the official Fuji Shop here in Ecuador, I sent the two cameras I owned, the one with the shoulder strap is my current camera and the other one believe it or not it is totally destroyed internally even though is almost new.

Back in January 2014, I got my first Fuji X-S1, Sadly by the end of that year I sent it to a local camera shop for cleaning and adjustment and this people simply destroyed my camera and became unusable, so in February 2015 I got my second one and I still use it.

Lately I noticed that the lenses when are extended to 624mm get some play and also noticed that the images taken are kind of soft and blurred but just on the left side of the frame, so the people at the Fuji Shop asked to send both cameras to see if we can use some replacement parts from the camera that I don’t use.

Fingers crossed

My two cameras

Fuji Shop receiving the cameras

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Papa48
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You seem to be fortunate to have the two cameras for pirating the best parts. Your left side unsharp problem is de-centering.  I had it on two of my first three samples. This fourth one I currently own is perfectly centered, and like new.

Lens play at 624 is common. Thankfully, it doesn't seem to affect image quality, as the sensor and lens are assembled into one unit.

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JC PM
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Re: Fuji X-S1 sent to shop for cleaning and maintenance
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Little Update

I have been in constant contact with the technician of the Fuji Shop; at the end we weren’t able to use pieces from my damaged camera to my current camera.

So basically they just cleaned, tightened, aligned, centered and according to them, the camera is working fine (considering is a 7 years old camera) in theory is coming back to my local city shop this week.

Sadly, here in Ecuador, we are currently going through a national strike and riots are very violent and major roads and cities are closed, so let’s hope to get it back someday around next week.

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Re: Fuji X-S1 sent to shop for cleaning and maintenance

JC PM wrote:

Little Update

I have been in constant contact with the technician of the Fuji Shop; at the end we weren’t able to use pieces from my damaged camera to my current camera.

So basically they just cleaned, tightened, aligned, centered and according to them, the camera is working fine (considering is a 7 years old camera) in theory is coming back to my local city shop this week.

Sadly, here in Ecuador, we are currently going through a national strike and riots are very violent and major roads and cities are closed, so let’s hope to get it back someday around next week.

Did you get it back yet?

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JC PM
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Re: Fuji X-S1 sent to shop for cleaning and maintenance

Hello:

Yes I got it back Thursday, and Saturday I used in a family event, sadly there is still some blureness in the left part of the images, I spoke with Fuji shop and asked me to send it back for a camera re-check.

I really hope that it can be fixed.

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I agree, that is really noticable. I never checked mine in a while. I am going to take a few images and check them.

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Those are wonderful photos, Juan.

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