As I related in this thread, I recently lost my Canon EOS 5D to the fury of the ocean.
I decided to take it to Canon today to see what it would cost to repair it.
The counter staffer looked at it and expressed his extreme doubt that it would be repairable without costing a lot of money. He took it into a repair tech for a quick look, and he confirmed that it was a write-off.
Just replacing the mirror box is a $600 job. The cost to repair it would be more than the camera's current market value, so it's not worth it.
So, I basically have a paperweight with the word "Canon" printed on it.
The question: What shall I do with it?
A few options crossed my mind:
- utterly destroy it with blunt-force trauma (think baseball bat or rock shelf);
- ceremonially toss it into the very ocean which ended its life;
- take it apart, have a peek at the insides, and then bin it; or
- sell it to anyone who wants it for parts. (Mod note: Only via classifieds on AP)
I have no idea what to do with it.
Over to you.