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Stewart K

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Re: 5DIII body - focus problem after a drop!
« Reply #15 on: January 09, 2018, 02:40:15 AM »
Hi folks,

Just a quick update, I collected the camera and lens yesterday afternoon and the total cost for servicing the lens (adjusting the “tighten” ring assembly and removal of a tiny bug stuck to one of the internal lenses and general service) and to replace the pentaprism assembly and make all adjustments to recalibrate the bodies AF came to 1,600 Dirhams (US$440) and the camera seems to be OK.  This weekend will be its biggest test as I am photographing the Dubai 24 hours event again at the Dubai Autodrome.
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Re: 5DIII body - focus problem after a drop!
« Reply #15 on: January 09, 2018, 02:40:15 AM »

Don Haines

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Re: 5DIII body - focus problem after a drop!
« Reply #16 on: January 09, 2018, 09:00:02 AM »
Hi folks,

Just a quick update, I collected the camera and lens yesterday afternoon and the total cost for servicing the lens (adjusting the “tighten” ring assembly and removal of a tiny bug stuck to one of the internal lenses and general service) and to replace the pentaprism assembly and make all adjustments to recalibrate the bodies AF came to 1,600 Dirhams (US$440) and the camera seems to be OK.  This weekend will be its biggest test as I am photographing the Dubai 24 hours event again at the Dubai Autodrome.

Seems like this will be a happy ending.... Don't forget to show us some of the shots.....
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Valvebounce

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Re: 5DIII body - focus problem after a drop!
« Reply #17 on: January 10, 2018, 09:36:47 AM »
Hi Stewart.
It seems like you got a great price for repairing a camera body and servicing a lens! It occurs to me that it could have been a much costlier misshap.

Cheers, Graham.
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Stewart K

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Re: 5DIII body - focus problem after a drop!
« Reply #18 on: January 11, 2018, 02:47:23 AM »
Yeah I was lucky Graham, I was half expecting mad prices similar to the cost of a new item.....after all, it's Dubai!!!
The infuriating thing was that as I walked away from the camera on the tripod, I was after what I thought was a lifer but turned out to be a common species, so there wasn’t even any compensation towards the mistake!!
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Re: 5DIII body - focus problem after a drop!
« Reply #18 on: January 11, 2018, 02:47:23 AM »