Does anyone repair T90s in 2010?

Discussion in 'Canon FD' started by nikon_f, Apr 22, 2010.

  1. My beloved T90 just gave me the dreaded "EEE" and "HELP". Looking at the shutter curtains, it appears one of the blades is sticking. I exercise the T90 regularly with success. This time, after 40-50 continuous shots at 4.5 FPS, it binded up. Drats!
    I had this particular camera sent in for the same problem about five years ago. Now I need to do it again.
    Is it worth getting it fixed in 2010? The big issue with the T90 is, it's an old fully electronic complex camera and repairers aren't getting any younger. I also see its value have dropped like a rock over the last few years.
    Thanks in advance.
  2. Give a try Steve Sweringen in Sparks,NV he has done good work for me in the past, good prices and fast turnaround.
  3. Do you mean "does anyone bother to repair T90s in 2010"? I think so, but that is of course your call depending on how you personally value the camera. That's the only way you can define "worth it."
    I can also vouch for Steve Sweringen, who did a beautiful T90 job for me years ago which is still going strong.
  4. The other question is - is it worth it to you to get this particular unit repaired v/s buying another unit? T90s are pretty cheap these days. I bought a decent example from B&H for $150, and you can get them cheaper on ebay. At that price, might be better to just get another one.
  5. I knowingly (and stupidly) bought a shutter defective T90 a couple of years ago, and the price I was quoted to have it repaired matched the cost of replacing it with a functioning body. So I've decided just to use my other two T90's, and save the third for spare parts (though of course the part most often needed is the shutter!).
    What I would do is replace yours with a functioning copy, and only have it repaired if and when T90's are no longer readily available.
  6. I wouldn't hesitate. Have it fixed. Steve in Sparks NV does great work, and he's fast. He does a complete rework for $125 last I saw, and that includes return post. So what if you could replace it for $150, you'd still be buying somebody else's problems, and it may need a CLA anyway. Besides, it's not like it's a T60.
  7. Another vote for repairing, if possible and within reason. You keep an FD body operational and reward the technician for his FD repair skills. As Fred pointed out, you're not gambling so much by fixing it.
  8. I'd have agree with the guys who say repair the body. If it's even close to the price of a replacement body, as at least you know the history.

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