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Old February 19th, 2008, 05:52 AM   #1
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I remember reading something about some minor problems with a first generation EX-1's ... (some early serial numbers?)

I have the opportunity to buy a brand new EX-1 or a demo unit from my dealer. Are there something I should look for before buying a demo?
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Old February 19th, 2008, 10:23 AM   #2
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The main problem was the vignetting issue, it is pretty well documented.

I would ask a day with the camera to put it through its paces. And make sure what the warranty is. Sony Prime Support usually starts from the date of the end-user invoice; I'd make sure that still applies.

Possibly you could make arrangements with your dealer to exchange it for a new camera (at the difference in cost) within lets say a week if you happen to find fault with it.

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Old February 19th, 2008, 10:28 AM   #3
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Can I look for a specific serial number, from where the vignetting issue was solved ??
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Old February 19th, 2008, 10:49 AM   #4
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There are some serialnumbers mentioned in the vignetting thread as well as the serial number thread, but remember these were incidents. I'm sure many cams did not have problems.

For a demo unit I would not expect it to have issues as that would make for a bad demo... But best you check. There are details on how to in the threads.

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Old February 19th, 2008, 11:03 AM   #5
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thanks!

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Old February 19th, 2008, 11:13 AM   #6
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i have serial number 3. No Vignette issue and if there was easily fixed.
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