14 Feb '12, 3pm

What the what? Nikon is trying to kill camera repair. Not cool.

iFixit /CC BY 3.0 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. What's the Problem? Eliminating the supply of parts will devastate many local repair shops—Nikon repairs make up a significant portion of their business—and will make it significantly more difficult for photographers to get their Nikon equipment fixed.Scott Jarvie, a full-time photographer, outlined his concerns w...

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