As some of you know asn as per my signature, I have a Hasselblad as of a few months ago and I also have a 35mm Nikon F5. The F5 roll-on winder broke and I sent it to Nikon Repair for a quote.
The repair bill comes to about £260! They say that as part of the repair process they have to do one or two other things (including adjustment of the metering etc) so this figures cannot be reduced, they tell me.
My question then is this: Do I pay for the repair on the grounds that the returned F5 will probably work like clockwork for a few years without any problems due to the additional work they are having to do with it. Or do I have it recycled (at no additional cost to me - remember it cost me £10 to post it!) by Nikon on the grounds that I won't be able to sell it in such a state as it is and instead buy another F5 from www.ffordes.co.uk who have a range of F5's from between £250-£300 in the hope that a camera from them will have a 6mth warranty and hopefully be OK?
Or shall I just not bother, stick with my Hasselblad and continue to invest in the medium format side of things and sell my remaining Nikon stuff (which is not extensive - a 50mm lens, lens hood, flash cable etc).