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Nov 15, 2013 08:04 |  #1

A guy I know has a 5D Mark II, and the shutter is broken. A shop in Soho has quoted him 500 quid to replace it, but surely that's absolutely exorbitant?

Can anybody recommend somewhere in the UK, preferably London, that does shutter replacements for reasonable prices? What would be a reasonable price for this kind of procedure?


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Nov 15, 2013 08:20 |  #2

CRD (external link) in Guildford are reputable repairers and will provide a free online estimate. A short train hop from central London.




  
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Nov 15, 2013 08:55 |  #3

Fixation (external link) in South London. Very reputable... Worth trying them.


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Nov 15, 2013 09:26 |  #4

Have you tried contacting Canon directly? Or alternatively via a local reseller?


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Nov 15, 2013 11:53 as a reply to  @ DetlevCM's post |  #5

use Canon direct, probably cheaper as well Elstree I believe is the location :cool:




  
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Nov 15, 2013 12:57 |  #6

Here in the States, independent shops are charging around $250 to $350 for a shutter replacement. Canon is in the upper end of that range, at least as of last year.

Just to point out, there was an instance of both a shutter and mirror box replacement that was done by Canon for $650. Could that be what was quoted at 500 quid?




  
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Nov 15, 2013 14:07 |  #7

I know UK Canon was cheaper for my lens repair than the other places that Canon UK recommended




  
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Nov 15, 2013 15:34 |  #8

Not London, but Colchester and a CPS service centre.

http://camera-repair.co.uk/ (external link)




  
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Nov 15, 2013 16:12 |  #9

I have used both Colchester Camera repair and Canon at Elstree - both are great.
I prefer to go direct to Canon - also it is closer for you.


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Nov 15, 2013 16:24 as a reply to  @ johnf3f's post |  #10

ive used canon in elstree and fixation in vauxhall.....i can recommend both


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Nov 16, 2013 06:57 |  #11

johnf3f wrote in post #16454546 (external link)
I have used both Colchester Camera repair and Canon at Elstree - both are great.
I prefer to go direct to Canon - also it is closer for you.

Interestingly when I phoned Canon (Elstree) up direct about a repair they weren't interested! They just pointed me toward Lehmanns in Stoke or Colchester Camera.

I've used both, Lehmanns were ok but I would not use them over Colchester now who were very good, very quick with reasonable cost, and actually did extra work with a spare part over what they quoted at no extra charge, it was cheap and easy to do as the camera was in bits, but hey they did it no charge!




  
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Nov 16, 2013 15:06 |  #12

Nalauk wrote in post #16455665 (external link)
Interestingly when I phoned Canon (Elstree) up direct about a repair they weren't interested! They just pointed me toward Lehmanns in Stoke or Colchester Camera.

I've used both, Lehmanns were ok but I would not use them over Colchester now who were very good, very quick with reasonable cost, and actually did extra work with a spare part over what they quoted at no extra charge, it was cheap and easy to do as the camera was in bits, but hey they did it no charge!

That may be because my lens was serviced under the CPS scheme. I don't know if this is the case but it may be something to do with it.


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Nov 16, 2013 15:54 |  #13

johnf3f wrote in post #16456584 (external link)
That may be because my lens was serviced under the CPS scheme. I don't know if this is the case but it may be something to do with it.


I phoned them and asked about a repair ( for a lens ). They said they didn't do repairs there and it would need to go to an approved service centre.

I'm guessing they were having a bad day ;)




  
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Nov 16, 2013 16:11 |  #14

onona wrote in post #16453461 (external link)
A guy I know has a 5D Mark II, and the shutter is broken. A shop in Soho has quoted him 500 quid to replace it, but surely that's absolutely exorbitant?

Can anybody recommend somewhere in the UK, preferably London, that does shutter replacements for reasonable prices? What would be a reasonable price for this kind of procedure?

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Nov 17, 2013 08:15 |  #15

Nalauk wrote in post #16456677 (external link)
I phoned them and asked about a repair ( for a lens ). They said they didn't do repairs there and it would need to go to an approved service centre.

I'm guessing they were having a bad day ;)

I am surprised at your experience, as I said above, a couple of weeks ago they did my 70-200 F2.8 at Elstree.
Sorry I cannot help with this issue.


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