An impact caused our Olympus D-580‘s lens to offset from the center line, and thus not work. We did not purchase the extended warranty. The Olympus list price for a new D-580 is $229.99. The Amazon price for a new unit is $199.95. The repair cost is $144.06.
The camera is almost disposable. And I’m almost inclined to decline service and fix it myself, drawing on my vast knowledge of camera repair painstakingly acquired by loitering at the Zimmermans when I was a child.