A friend had been complaining about his 700D producing OOF images so he passed by with the camera, in a couple of shots it was obvious that the camera was front focusing and very badly.
This camera doesn't have in body AF micro adjustments........so it's a service center job!
So I called Canon FR and inquired about having the focus calibrated, I was very surprised to find that they have fixed tariff for any intervention, be it, shutter, sensor or whatever......
.........the price for the intervention whatever the problem 155 euros for the body+ outward postage.
........ and 115 for the lens + outward postage.
Total 290 euros.
......now this may sound good for those who have a half dead camera, but for those who just want lens or camera AF adjustment, it's just ridiculous, especially as many cameras have AFFT in body.
On the other hand another friend had an older Canon body which died, he sent it to Canon and was told it was too old to repair.....Canon then offered him an 80D for 250 euros..........a total bargain!
What's to learn here?
Well don't buy any DSLR that hasn't AFFT built in to the body, out of guarantee, you are looking at full repair prices........plus all the aggro of lost time and money.........however do send in beaten up old bodies and they will give you a current one for pennies!
Sometimes you can over simplify paperwork, one tariff for all is unfair for those want a simple recalibration!
Needless to say my friend is selling it!