Nikon D80 that displays 'Err' upon release ..... this is the fix - contacts on the 'phase switch' that tells the camera when it has completed a charge / release cycle break and need to be repaired or replaced. This is really the only 'issue' with this model - they are generally a reliable beasty !
Many new users of cameras use the camera on FULL AUTO ... which is perfectly fine .. BUT when they want to get more creative, it is not always easy to understand the relationship between Shutter Speed, Aperture and ISO that makes up the perfect exposure ( and of course effects other results ... ) This adage and diagram was spotted on another page, and I felt it did a decent job of helping the understanding :
Imagine your camera is like a window with shutters that open and cl...ose.
Aperture is the size of the window. If it’s bigger more light gets through and the room is brighter.
Shutter Speed is the amount of time that the shutters of the window are open. The longer you leave them open the more that comes in.
Now imagine that you’re inside the room and are wearing sunglasses (hopefully this isn’t too much of a stretch). Your eyes become desensitized to the light that comes in (it’s like a low ISO).
There are a number of ways of increasing the amount of light in the room (or at least how much it seems that there is. You could increase the time that the shutters are open (decrease shutter speed), you could increase the size of the window (increase aperture) or you could take off your sunglasses (make the ISO larger).
Ok – it’s not the perfect illustration – but you get the idea.
I hope you have unlimited Fibre !! Records 2 Terabytes of data in 40 minutes, so I assume the same would need to be transmitted to your Netflix if you want your Movies in 8K !!
I know it seems from my posts we only repair DSLR and Older film cameras ... BUT .. Digital Compacts still make up some of our work. Back in the 2000's they made up 80% of our work, but these days with the lower replacement prices and lack of spare parts at economical prices, often people choose to replace.
However, this customer for example really enjoyed using his Panasonic TZ10, but was told by others just to replace it, so it was put away in a drawer .... 12 months later he found out about us, $100 later the camera is up and running, good as new 🤗
While I commend the NZ 'DIY' attitude, sometimes you need to be aware of your limits .....
Here we have a 600D that the customer attempted a self sensor clean, and unfortunately damaged the shutter, mirror and focus screen.
All our sensor cleans are done by experienced technicians, and include a shutter count ( on models where this is possible ) and in MOST cases can be carried out for $65.
... this repair is going to run the owner a bit more than that .....
For models with Micro AF Adjustment possible, we can fine tune your body / lens combination using software to select the best focus position. Adjusts for production tolerances.
Newer Canon cameras facilitate independent adjustment of the short and long end of zoom lenses.
1Dx Mk 1 & 2
5D Mk 3 & 4...
6D Mk I & II
Older Canon cameras without independant adjustment of the short and long end of zoom lenses.
1D Mk 3 & 4
1Ds Mk 3
5D Mk 2
Nikon (AF Fine Tune)
Sony: AF Micro Adjustment
Olympus: AF Focus Adjust
Note: Olympus cameras facilitate independent adjustment of the short and long end of zoom lenses.
E-M1 (only when used with 4/3 lens adapter)
Pentax: AF Fine Adjustment
Just finished CLA on the 2 AE-1 Programs for the same owner. The A-1 is theirs as well, but they decided against getting work done on it. I had either not known, or not remembered that the Black Program has a Metal Bottom cover, whereas the Silver is Plastic ... or maybe it changed mid-production ?