Originally Posted by hlockwood
The shutter-speed selector on my Hexar RF appears to be partially frozen. I can move the dial only the short distance between B and AEL, and with great difficulty. I don't know whether it's the locking button or the selector knob that is the problem. But, in any event, a repair is in order.
Has anyone had a similar problem? And can anyone recommend a repair facility/person?
As I mentioned in another post, I sent the HRF to Greg Weber. He called me this morning to say the camera was fixed. "This camera was dropped," he said. I then remembered that indeed, the strap had once slipped from my shoulder, the camera bounced off my outstretched foot, then hit the floor. Apparently, it landed "perfectly" on the shutter-speed dial and bent it internally. Greg was able to straighten the pin, and now all is well.
That's the good news. But, as many of you know, getting spare parts for this camera is a serious problem. Electronics? Forget it.
It's a damn shame that such a great camera is destined for obscurity for lack of parts.
The repair, with a CLA thrown in, was $150. Very reasonable.