January 15th, 2013, 10:14 PM
A Question for those who have suffered the SABs
I'm curious about when it happened for you. So I'd like to know a) how many shots before SAB and b) how much time had elapsed between purchase and SAB?
Asking because I haven't had it yet, I've not shot much (not a quantity shooter, me) and am now well outside the warranty period and rather think I'll be screwed if I get it. OTOH I may escape it.
January 15th, 2013, 11:43 PM
Last edited by dixeyk; January 15th, 2013 at 11:58 PM.
January 15th, 2013, 11:50 PM
Nic (Canonite, Olympian, Panasonian, Samsunite) ~flickr~
January 15th, 2013, 11:54 PM
Mine was preowned and a fairly early serial number.
I figure it would have happened by now.
January 15th, 2013, 11:59 PM
Of course...I should have realized that when I saw it was the X100 forum...okay got it.
Originally Posted by Luckypenguin
January 16th, 2013, 12:03 AM
I was just wondering if it was numbers of shots OR time OR a combination. Those who got it seemed to have done a LOT of shooting in the early days of owning. I don't think I have even shot 1000 yet. I'm hoping that whatever causes it is somehow related to shooting like a maniac when you get a new camera. I never do.
Originally Posted by CapoDave
January 16th, 2013, 12:18 AM
Hasn't happened to me yet. And I was/am an early adopter.
Current Gear: A little bit of this and a little bit of that, but want more!
January 16th, 2013, 03:12 AM
How many shots?
Originally Posted by Armanius
January 16th, 2013, 04:37 AM
I was an early adopter and it happened after a couple of months and a few hundred shots.
Check your serial number which will give you the date of manufacture. I think those from second quarter 2012 are ok.
The number format is e.g. 13 third quarter 2011 and 21 first quarter 2012 etc. the letter in the serial is the region.
January 16th, 2013, 04:47 AM
No, it was related to when the camera was manufactured. If you have one with it, it'll show up at some point. If you don't, you can shoot like five maniacs and it won't happen. It seems to have affected a lot of those manufactured in the aftermath of the Japan earthquake a couple of years ago. The very early ones didn't seem to have it, then a whole bunch did, then Fuji discovered and eventually fixed the problem, and I don't think anything made after late 2011 had it. There are corresponding serial numbers but I don't recall what they were. I had one of the first batch to hit North America (via Canada) and I shot like a maniac for the first aeveral months and never had a problem.
Originally Posted by kyteflyer
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