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Lens mount failures in Sony A7 bodies

Discussion in 'Photography & Video' started by EvilGenius, Jun 13, 2020.

  1. EvilGenius

    EvilGenius Member

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    Article on dp review, not a sky is falling sort of thing but something A7 owners might like to be aware of.


    https://m.dpreview.com/news/0261142...nside-some-of-its-sony-a7-series-rental-fleet


    Obviously worth noting these results were discovered in a rental fleet.
     
  2. lonewolf1983

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    i've had to replace lens mounts on my dslr's, probably from me not correctly supporting heavy lenses on them.
    Sony may be seeing more due to people shooting 1 handed, or at odd angles where heavy lenses arent being supported by the opposing hand.
     
  3. mtma

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    It's not really the mount as such where the concern lays but parts of the IBIS system.
     
  4. lonewolf1983

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    yeah the lens rental article covered mounts and ibis issues
    I'd be more worried about the latter
     
  5. Dark Orange

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    I'd be interested in seeing a more in-depth collection of data.

    The worst performing Sony units were checked, and some were found to have hardware issues. Considering the seemingly minor negative effect the hardware issues had, coud there be other damaged units that are currently performing within spec?

    Similarly, the worst performing Canon DSLRs were checked and a couple were found to have been dropped. How many others had been dropped?
     
  6. UnexpectedError

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    What kind of costs are involved in replacing a mount?
     

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