TRUE STORY: br br A few years back my wife was sn... (
You lucked out, huh, Cholly?
With me - it was the first time I sent the a58 to them - it took a while ... they had it some three weeks ...
When I called them, they told me they were still working on it ....
After the third time I called - within a couple of days - it was back to me ....
But, it didn't take me long to figure out they hadn't done a thing with it ....
BTW - the first time, I sent them back just the body, as I'd just bought my a77, and I needed the 18-55 that came with the a58.
By the time I sent it back the 2nd time, after I'd realized they'd done nothing with it, other than issuing the fake report ....
I'd received my 16-105 DT. So, the second time, I sent them the whole thing back - body and lens.
To my surprise, the turn-around, the 2nd time - occurred within the week. Was I surprised!!!!
But, then, once again - I found they'd done zilch, except enclose a computerized report indicating all was normal.
Since, I've done extensive lens testing with all three of my SLT bodies - a77, a77II, and the original a58.
I've interchanged all the lenses I have for them, which include the 18-55 SAM, the 18-250 DT, the 16-105 DT and Sigma EX 105 OS HSM Macro.
Every single time I take out the card used in the a58 and compare the images with the cards from the 77s - the results are identical ... ALL reds shot with the a58 - come out orange. No problem with the a77s ... REDS are RED!
$600 I paid for this camera. One hundred bucks more got me the a77 (which now sells for more than twice that!)
I paid just over $900 for the alpha a77II ... and am absolutely delighted with it. So, I'm batting 2 out of 3.
Still, the a58 is damned useless to me. I have switched the strap with the a77II (it's just too ostentatious.)
And the 18-55 SAM lens I got with the a58 - is a great lens, and a darned good back-up for the others.
So, unless something changes with their buyback offer - I'm keeping it, for now. But, I'm using the battery for the a77s.
I can't really send them back just the body only, with no lens, strap, or battery, now, can I?
Although, on the other hand ....