Canon T50 / T70 / T80 shutter goo repair service
One common problem among Canon's T50, T70 & T80 cameras, now that they have reached 'a certain age,' is the sticky 'goo' on the shutter blades which, left untreated, results in half-black images. This tar-like substance can be found by removing any film, and looking at the shutter blades with the film door open. Toward the left side, a dotted line of black sludge forms an arc on the right side of the shutter blades. When manufacturing these cameras, Canon included a sound-dampening material within the shutter unit. By the time the entire camera is assembled, this material ends up making no noticible difference in the sound the camera makes, but sadly the material breaks down over time, and begins almost to melt. As it does so, it transfers to the shutter blades. The shutter is a light-weight, precision instrument, and the addition of tarry sludge does not improve its operation. Eventually, the blades may adhere to one another, and fail to fully open the shutter, yeilding photos with half an image and half black. Our repair service for the T50, T70 & T80not only cleans off the shutter blades themselves, but also removes the offending material from within the shutter module, so that the problem will not recur. For $75 plus shipping, we will also clean the entire camera, and check all functions. We also clean out the film transport system (a favorite hiding place for dirt and dust). Minor adjustments are also included. If parts need to be replaced, we will contact you in advance with a revised estimate to cover any necessary work. LeZot Camera Repair's 90 day warranty covers all service that we perform (see 'Our Policies' for terms of warranty). Sorry, the T60 and T90 are NOT included in this offer, since these two models have different shutter modules. Our Repair Estimate service is available for the T60 and T90.
Upon purchase, ship camera to:
LeZot Camera Repair
8016 Williston Road
Williston, VT 05495