"I really need some guidance as to what is happening. I noticed lately that when I use my Sony flash or install my pocket wizard for my monolight firings, i would get the occasional sick sounding shutter sound and an error notification on my camera monitor of "Camera error". It has, regretfully, been getting worse. Today as I was doing a portrait session with a customer, I attached my Zeiss 135mm and Pocket wizard. I was never able to get off one shot without the "camera error" indicator on the camera's monitor. Panicking (but not in front of the customer), I excused myself and then connected my zeiss 24-70 and was able to finalize the shoot. "
Eventually it even got worse to the point that I could not use the camera if I stepped down the lens to below f8. I then took it to the dealer who sent it in to SONY Canada. After approximately three weeks, my 2.5 year old A900 camera returned completely repaired and working like brand new out of the box. Oh yeah the price....700$ CAD Yipes. But the good news was that I had purchased an extended warranty at the time I bought the camera so for me the cost was zero.
When I originally bought the camera, the salesman pushed me to buy the warranty. I was rather perturbed with his sales pitch but reluctantly agreed to buy the plan as he had heavily discounted it. While I was perturbed when I bought it, I was pleased when I picked up my repaired beast.
So my question is... Is it worth it to buy an extended warranty for a new camera?