How Nikon Is Killing Camera Repair
On Monday, January 16th, Nikon Inc. sent a letter to independent camera repair technicians in the US to say that ‘it will no longer make repair parts available for purchase by repair facilities that have not been authorized by Nikon Inc. to perform camera repairs.’ So after July 13, 2012, all Nikon repairs will be pushed through Nikon’s own repair service or one of 22 ‘Nikon authorized repair stations.’ Local, independent camera repair shops will no longer be able to repair Nikon cameras with manufacturer-approved parts.
This is unnerving news.
More here: ifixit.org
Makes me glad I jumped to Olympus when I finally went digital recently.