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I'm currently bidding on a broken sony a7 camera, is this a too risky way to go about getting my first camera?


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As the title says; I want to get into photography, and I thought buying, and then fixing a broken a7 would be a cheaper alternative to buying a new one. But since I've never fixed the a7 camera before, let alone any camera before, I wanted to asked you people if fixing it would be a too expensive endeavor.

 

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Sony-Alpha-a7R-Digital-Camera-Black-Body-Only-Parts-Or-Repair/233966893598?_trkparms=aid%3D111001%26algo%3DREC.SEED%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20160908105057%26meid%3Ddb2303a2a14b44d9b342ba4efe9d2a15%26pid%3D100675%26rk%3D1%26rkt%3D15%26mehot%3Dnone%26sd%3D233966893598%26itm%3D233966893598%26pmt%3D0%26noa%3D1%26pg%3D2380057%26brand%3DSony&_trksid=p2380057.c100675.m4236&_trkparms=pageci%3A3d937ac2-a0fc-11eb-a043-ee19cb98be5f%7Cparentrq%3Ae9bb71cf1780ab84e9649752ffe8193c%7Ciid%3A1

: This is the camera in question

 

 

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Another option is to find a place that repairs them, then buy it for $350, and then spend another $350(???) to have it repaired.

If you don't have experience with repairing new, electronic cameras, AND the special tools needed, AND a complete service manual for that camera, you are asking if it's safe to walk on water!

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