X100s dust/dirt work fixing?`

Discussion in 'Fuji X100, X100S, and X100T' started by MBBinVT, Oct 22, 2013.

  1. MBBinVT

    MBBinVT FujiXspot Rookie

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    Jul 7, 2013
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    Mark
    I just bought a used X100s from B&H Photo and I was bummed to see a small, squiggly dark speck inside my viewfinder, near the bottom right corner. Otherwise the camera looks great. Only 600 shutter actuations.

    The camera is still under B&H's 30-day warranty and they are willing to take the camera back and repair it. Plus pay shipping both ways.

    My question is: Should I bother? Is it worth the risk of shipping the camera to fix a minor issue that doesn't effect operation? Or is this a sign of a problem with the camera?

    The main issue I can think of is that when I inevitably sell this camera, will this dirt speck bring down the value of the camera?

    Thanks in advance for your replies!
     
  2. jloden

    jloden FujiXspot Top Veteran

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    Mar 9, 2013
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    Jay
    I'd fix it; I had this in my X100 and it drove me nuts personally. And yes, I think it'll hurt your resale.

    You might try a vacuum at home, if you're so inclined. I've gotten dust out of a couple zoom lenses by putting a vacuum nozzle (carefully) over the rear element, might work for the OVF.

    On the other hand, if there's something wrong with your X100S OVF seal it might happen again, and they may be able to fix that with the repair. I'm not sure... all I know is my X100 had multiple dust problems and the X100S has been fine so presumably the hardware has been improved to prevent it.
     
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  3. BBW

    BBW Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Feb 8, 2013
    NW corner of CT
    BB
    Absolutely send it back. It's in warranty and returnable - get a new one. Why think of anything else?

    By the way, welcome to the Xspot and please consider stopping by the Welcomes and Introductions forum when you have time.
     
  4. MBBinVT

    MBBinVT FujiXspot Rookie

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    Mark
    Appreciate the input

    Thanks for the advice, guys. The camera went back this afternoon. I look forward to checking out this forum more as I get into the Fuji X world.
    Mark

     
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  5. BBW

    BBW Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Feb 8, 2013
    NW corner of CT
    BB
    Mark, keep us posted and I hope the camera returns quickly!
     
  6. MBBinVT

    MBBinVT FujiXspot Rookie

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    B&H said it would take 7-10 business days. I assume the clock starts when they get the package. They have a good rep, so I'm not too-too worried.

     
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