The Sony Service Centre finally called me back to give me a quote for fixing my camera. Unfortunately it’s too expensive. Surprisingly so. All it needs is a small motor replacement and a sensor clean and yet the price was 40% of a Sony A65. For a camera that is almost 5 years old, it doesn’t seem worth it. Still, it feels like a waste to me. It feels like we’re just paying lip service to all that talk of environment friendliness, recycling, saving our precious resources and the rest. I’ve heard all the reasons why it’s cheaper and better to make things disposable but it doesn’t make sense to me. It all seems rather short sighted. After all, this disposability, who is it better for? The future generations? The planet? Or just our insatiable greed?
Anyway, I will be getting my camera back. Still broken but nonetheless usable. At least for now. Sometime next year I might have to look into a new camera. Seems like a waste to me. It might be the 21st December 2012 today but it’s not the end of the world. At least not yet.