Greg Beetham wrote:And it's possible also that those who haven't had the control wheel problem will want to vote to 'defend' the A700 and Sony. I'd be wondering also how many voted pro or con that don't own the A700.
Lonnie Utah wrote:I'd be willing to bet that it's a camera issue and not an adapter issue. Acoms razor...
Greg Beetham wrote:Hi Walt, long time no see, I was just pointing out that that type of poll is open to missuse, but even so it appears that there were a lot of problems with the A700 control weels; also in the service manual (late edition) for the A700 there is an updated control wheel listed so Sony recognized there was a problem of some sort, at least to themselves if no one else.
With 4 A700's the useage might be spread thin enough to avoid the problem for some time perhaps, but it does also increase the potential percentage wise that one of them could contract the problem at some point as well.
Thing is now I hear that someone had difficulty with parts for the A700, not sure of the circumstances exactly, it could be that the repairs were worth more than the current value of the camera and judged to be not economical by the warrantors.
I believe that there is a law within the US that such support is required for seven years after production ceases. I know that there is such a law for certain other consumer goods, and I think that it may also apply to cameras.WaltKnapp wrote:Sony's parts system is supposed to support a model with parts for 7 years after the last manufacture of that model. That's in the information you get back from Sony repair in the fine print, or at least is what I got back from the Sony/CZ 16-80 repair information. All long term warranties won't be honored after that.
bakubo wrote:I noticed on dpreview today some maybe good news. There is a new rumor about the rumor about the rumor about a new DSLT. The rumored name is A77. Anyway, the name, when it might be released, possible specs, etc. are, afaik, all rumors. Anyway, the latest rumor is that the previous rumor about a release date is wrong and now the rumor is that it has been delayed to a new release date. Now for what might be some good news. The rumored reason for the further delay is because Sony is working to fix some QC problems. I hope this is true because if it is then it might mean that Sony is attaching more importance to QC. I've got my fingers crossed.
Javelin wrote:Doesn't matter Sony just repaird my 1 year out of warranty flash shoe for free.. and in less than 10 days to boot. all you have to do is ask and most of the time they try an accomodate you. not like some who break things then don't try and get it repaired.. and still complain. I had to pay for the shoe on my sigma flash although it was only 30 bucks and I swapped it myself.
Javelin wrote:Sony doesn't have QC problems any worse than any other maker.
bakubo wrote:Javelin wrote:. That is great news if the rumor is true. I get the distinct feeling this thread really, really annoys you.
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