Does Fuji Still Service GA645's?
I just bought a used GA645 and I notice that the mode dial is acting a bit weird. As I flip through the apertures (in Av mode) I see that sometimes, not all the times, they pass by in the wrong order.
Example: I can go from f/4, to f/5.6, to f/8, to f11 and then right to f/4.8, then f/16, f22, f5.6.
It just seems weird that the apertures flip around like crazy. I cannot select them as I desire, except by just flipping and flipping until I hit the right one.
I think the contact point on the dial might be dirty or something.
Does Fujifilm still service this camera?
I can go back to the seller and try to get them to repair it, but I'm in China and I have NO idea what their skills are. The camera is in fantastic shape and I'd rather Fujifilm fixed the camera if that is all it takes to get things right.
Or, might this be some fatal flaw?
Please let me know what you think!!
I would, but they are closed today. I'm in China and it is Saturday night here. I was wondering if anyone knew so that I didnt have to wait until Monday morning for the answer.
Originally Posted by BobD
I think this is a common problem. Mine did that,but it was never fatal. Sometimes it would take several clicks to get from f4 to f16, but it eventually gets there.
Let us know what you hear from Fuji.
Frank Marshman of Camera Wiz does this simple repair. In fact he just got mine yesterday for this exact fix.
Here's his info:
1495 Needmore Lane
Harrisonburg VA 22802
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Thanks very much. I live in China but visit the US (home) once a year. What is his diagnosis for this problem? Dirty contacts? Does the camera just need a cleaning or does a part need replacing?
Originally Posted by rich815
Good to hear this is a simply issue and not something fatal.
Originally Posted by drumlin
Yes, this problem seems very workable in that I can always get the aperture that I want eventually. I worry more about it getting worse and the camera stops working.
Crikey, Ratty, take it back if possible. If a fix is doubtful locally, I'd definitely see if Fuji HK can service it:
Originally Posted by RattyMouse
Should've bought that GF 670...
You dont understand the stores here in mainland China (not hong kong). taking things back is nearly impossible. If this is a small repair, then I am still well ahead.
Originally Posted by CGW
The GF670 was $1200 more than what I paid for this GA645.
Other than a bad knob, this camera looks *brand new!*.
Where do you live? I lived in Kunming for a couple of years and then Beijing for 3 years back in the late 90's.