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Low Pass Filter Sensor Repair/Replacement shops

04 August 2011 - 10:35 AM

I just sent off my d80 to get repaired. There is a 1mm scratch in the dead center of the sensor or the LP filter which sits over it. It could be a trapped tiny hair - but I doubt it. I believe it happened when I was attempting to rid of the huge dust particles on the sensor. I have to admit dslr sensor dust is a PITA. I'm tempted to upgrade to a D7000, but the cost is...

I had trouble finding decent, recent feedback on the the three shops I found to replace the LP filter.

1.) LifePixel.com of WA ($250)
2.) Spencerscamera.com of UT ($200)
3.) Precisioncamera of CT ($160 flat fee for unspecified repair)

All claimed to have "fast turn around" however all had a few disgruntled reviews online. Spencer's has a BBB rating of F. Lifepixel was a little pricey, so I decided to go with option 3, since it was the least expensive and is a large manufacturer service center. We shall see how it goes. I'm especially curious if they will actually honor their flat $160 fee.

Anyone have experience with these repair shops?