A&P Jeez.. How much is this going to cost me??

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  1. HooHooHowie

    HooHooHowie Uniballer

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    So I am an idiot and I stripped the threads in the bottom of my digital rebel (the ones you use to mount it on a tripod)

    Canon says yes they can fix it, but I have to send it in for an estimate. They wont give one over the phone.

    What do we think I am looking at here?
     
  2. DuncMan

    DuncMan New Member

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    take it to a local camera shop and see what they can do
     
  3. HooHooHowie

    HooHooHowie Uniballer

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    Already did that. They said call Canon

    Meh this is gonna suck. If I had any money Id just sell it and use this as an excuse to buy the 20D. But I dont, so repair is my only real choice I guess.
     
  4. shouldnt be that much :dunno:
     
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    mattsb2000 OT Supporter

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    How the fuck did you do that?
     
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    If you are under warranty, I would expect Canon to replace it for free, just pay the shipping. They have a great warranty policy and will often cover user error damages (except really extensive stuff like sensor damage or lens mounts). I believe their base repair cost is somewhere in the neighborhood of $120 + parts, so if it needs to replaced and they charge you, expect it to cost around that much. I wouldn't worry too much, I really think they will do it for free.
     
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    Maybe you can go to some other camera forums like FM or Dpreview and see if anyone had similar repairs done and at what cost.

    Sorry to hear about that, but dang... how did you managed to do that? I am curious.

    Do you use the tripod a lot? Alternatively you can just buy a second camera (20D/30D maybe?) and don't fix the rebel. You can then have a two camera setup, mount something like the 70-200 IS on the rebel for candids.
     
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    Something tells me he doesn't have, or doesn't want to spend $3000+ on camera gear :hsugh:
     
  9. :mamoru: beat me to it
     
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    Just playing the devil's advocate...:hsd:
     
  11. HooHooHowie

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    Yeah I really DONT have 3 grand to drop on camera gear.

    Sigh So how did my dumb ass do it? I was trying piggyback astrophotography (mount the camera to the top of the telescope) and I overtightened it on the mount stud (it wouldnt stay tight) When I unscrewed it, a little coil of metal came out and I knew I was screwed.

    I am not under warranty anymore so its going to cost me. If its 120+ shipping I will be STOKED, because that I can swing.

    Good point on the DPreview and FM. Ill post there about it and see.
     
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    Wow, you must have really torqued it down. :hs:
     
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    Not really as hard as you would think. But yeah obviously I cranked it down a bit too much.

    Beer+a beginner doing astrophotography= crap like this happening.
     
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    lol

    Can you post a pic of the setup you were fucking around with?
     
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    IBtomashae :noes:
     
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    A machine shop could re-tap it and make you an adapter, but the price would be more than having Canon fix it.
     
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    They fixed my 350D for free.
    I dropped my 350D from like 12', but there was no damage on the outside. Not a crack or a scratch, so they though it was a factory problem or wear-and-tear kind of thing, and fixed it. :big grin:
     
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    Here is my scope
    [​IMG]
    There is a 1/4-20 mount stud on the front ring for doing piggyback photography.
     
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    :cool:


    Do they make an adaptor to use the telescope as a lens?
     
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    yes
     
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    :cool:
     
  23. HooHooHowie

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    Yup. But sometimes piggyback is the way to go. Depends what you are doing.

    I took this pic using the scope as the lens.
    [​IMG]

    And this one piggyback
    [​IMG]
     
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    Wow the first one is cool. What focal length is that telescope?
     
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    Any pics of the moon? :x:
     

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