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    Quote Originally Posted by Logan LeBlanc View Post
    (Golf clap)
    Is that some kind of sporting disease?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul F View Post
    From what i've read, the losses are mainly due to competition from Korean monitor and television makers, the drop in the value of the yen, recovery from the recession, loss of domestic sales due to the Japan earthquake. Sony had similar losses for similar reasons.
    That's my understanding, too.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Shooter View Post
    Sorry to hear about the accident when the hero car struck your camera on that car spot you were shooting next week.

    Hope the insurance company comes to the party promptly.

    Exactly
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    Sorry I never followed up. I sent the unit in to Panasonic and coincidentally, the same guy who had handled the first 2 attempts took this one as well. HE was Panasonic's Service Manager.

    I must've made enough noise with this issue and about the first failed attempts because the Service Manager (message me for his name) literally said, send in the unit and I'll fix it free of charge; just please, don't make any more noise. He waived the $1,500 refurb sensor swap fee!

    I sent it in ASAP, they changed out the sensor/ND wheel, and everything seems to be ship shape.

    Now, I wish I could say that things had happened differently and that it'll be easier for anyone else with this issue, but I don't think that'll be the case.

    The squeaky wheel got the grease...this time.

    I don't think they'll make a habit of swapping out sensors for ND dusts/stains much longer so I'd strike while the iron's hot.

    Hope this thread helps.

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    That's a great outcome Logan- a difficult battle that should not have needed to be fought, but I'm very pleased for you, and it surely establishes the protocol for any other users that get this problem.
    Cheers!
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    Thats a great outcome and you know its good to see Panasonic respond (ok it took a while), but it help build confidence when buying future products.


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    That's good service! Glad it turned out well. Cheers Panasonic


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    Is it?


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    Hey any one who has had similar issues, we recently picked up an af100 second hand and had the same problem, dust on the ND1 filter. After reading the forums I was not feeling good about getting it sorted. Long story short took it to Ray Pernell and he pulled it apart, including the "imaging block" and got to the filter wheels and removed the offending speck and sorted it all out for us. Camera is now back and in excellent condition.

    According to Ray its actually a very quick job to do. Now it cost very little. He asked that we not say the price I guess because your issue might not be as easy, I don't know. But if any one needs his details its..

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    So if you have this issue, its an easy fix, like less than an hour. Also its apparently not an uncommon issue and its actually some form of mold, not dust, and something to do with where they are made.
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    Man, Panasonic US has lost their sh*t then. Change out the m4/3 block?!? Cray cray.

    BTW that is an even more baffling bit of info EndCredits. Who do we believe?


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