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Here’s How a Photographer Saved $750+ by Repairing a Broken GH4 Himself


Shane Reetz is a photographer whose Panasonic GH4 developed an issue recently: the lens mount began to wobble in and out. After sending the camera to Panasonic’s repair service and finding out a fix would cost $762, Reetz decided he would try performing surgery on his camera himself. The total cost for fixing the camera turned out to be only $5, and Reetz learned quite a bit along the way.

Reetz removed the metal lens mount from the camera body, collected the broken bits of metal and then used a welding epoxy adhesive to fit everything back correctly. The happy ending to Reetz’s story is that his Panasonic GH4 is now working great without any negative side effects.

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