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Bit of a disaster

southsnapper 11 74 United Kingdom
3 Jan 2009 6:41PM
Sony A200 with HVL-F42AM fitted to hot shoe was standing on a table when some one knocked it over breaking the lugs off both camera and flash that hold the two together, unfortunately not covered by insurance.

Question is are they repairable or is the camera now effectively a back up for none flash photography?

Everything still works including the external flash if held on to the camera.

Feeling pretty sick about it all now Sad

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strawman 14 22.1k 16 United Kingdom
3 Jan 2009 7:03PM
I would try a decent camera shop or contact Sony at one of their service centres, you may find that the flash plates can be replaced, I know a friend has the one on his 10D replaced for example.

Good luck, you have my sympathy. My SLR packed up today as well, so I too am awaiting the how much quote.
pulsar69 14 1.6k 6 United Kingdom
3 Jan 2009 9:12PM
two words , house insurance
southsnapper 11 74 United Kingdom
3 Jan 2009 9:19PM

Quote:Two words , house insurance

Got none, just sold our house and staying with friends, not covered on their insurance, already tried Sad
Goggie 9 33 United Kingdom
5 Jan 2009 11:10AM
If they have house insurance they may have liability cover for any damage to other peoples property. Think its fairly standard.

bikerbob 16 179
5 Jan 2009 3:44PM
Hi there
Last year I had my A 100 repaired by SONY they have a fixed price for repairs to digital SLR,s of 114.56 INC VAT but this does not cover accidental damage such as yours but they will give you an estimate. If you go to a local SONY centre they can give you the relevant paperwork or you can download it from their website. One word of warning if you send the camera to SONY for an estimate and you refuse the estimate they charge you a refused estimate fee of 52.88 payable before the product is returned. These prices were correct as of June 2008. Prices included postage both ways and their turn around time for my camera was 1 week.

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