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Camera update - Paint It Black
Living the American dream one heartbreaking piece at a time
Camera update
I got email back from the Canon factory service center. They received the 40D yesterday and have done a preliminary evaluation. That being said, $202 is the current estimate to repair my broken dSLR.

They also sent along a little note that hey, if I Really Want I could upgrade to a refurbished 50D for $699.

Right now neither option is terribly appealing.

I guess I'll select the "cheaper" option of simply fixing the 40D.

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vorrant From: vorrant Date: April 21st, 2010 04:30 am (UTC) (Link)
Hey, a refurbished 40D is lightyears better than a new 50D.
feren From: feren Date: April 21st, 2010 01:59 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yeah, I read the reviews on the 50D and generally wasn't impressed. Seems like those 5 extra MP really suck the life out of the battery and introduce additional softness into the image. And HDMI output? Really, why do I care about that?

The only thing that I really do like about the 50D is the micro-focus adjustments on per-lens basis, because the 40D is a bit notorious for that and we all know every bit of glass is just a twee bit different. But is that worth $400 and new "features" I don't want? Probably not.
chefmongoose From: chefmongoose Date: April 21st, 2010 07:04 am (UTC) (Link)
I'm thinking repair the 40D.
hellziggy From: hellziggy Date: April 24th, 2010 06:06 pm (UTC) (Link)
The 50D isn't an improvement over the 40D. If my 40D was broken I'd gladly pay $202 for the repair, and I can get cameras at dealer cost!
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