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Old January 17th, 2013, 03:59 PM   #1
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EX3 routine maintenance

I have an EX3. Two years old, no problems. Do people send these to Sony periodically for "a check up"?
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Old January 17th, 2013, 06:42 PM   #2
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Re: EX3 routine maintenance

My personal feeling is that "If it ain't broke... keep it working"
You may want to update to the latest firmware; and servicing might be a good idea if the camera or lens has gotten really dusty. But with a minimum of moving parts, if the camera works great keep going with it. It's not as though you need to have the belts tightened...
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Old January 17th, 2013, 11:10 PM   #3
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Re: EX3 routine maintenance

Might want to do a Auto FB adjust once in a while if you're using the stock lens.
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Old January 18th, 2013, 10:18 AM   #4
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Never serviced any of my EX's other than a good clean with a paint brush to get dust and dirt out of all the little corners etc. Also as suggested above I always used to check the FB every month or so.
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