Linhof-220 CLA - where?

Discussion in 'Medium Format' started by mikhail_shafeev, Aug 8, 2007.

  1. Hello,
    I recently purchased an old Linhof-220. Everything seems to be working, the
    film advance is fine. The lens doesn't have scratches or marks. The problem
    is - the images don't seem to be very sharp and are a bit soft, especially
    when I shot at apertures 3.5-4-5.6. I know that this lens is supposed to
    deliver very sharp negatives and assume that probably the rangefinder is a bit
    off ( it doesn't surprise me, since the rangefinder has some mirror
    decolorising and certainly needs to be cleaned and adjusted.) Now the
    question is - who can do CLA for such a rare camera? If someone can recommend
    to me an experienced Linhof technician - I would greatly appreciate it if you
    could let me know.
    Thank you in advance,
  2. I used to get my 220s serviced by Camerex in Exeter, England. ( )

    I've had two and the rangefinders go out of alignment for a pass-time. When everything's working, they're marvellous cameras but unfortunately, it seems seldom that everything's working.
  3. If you are in the USA try this guy I have not used him in a couple of years due to digital cameras, but he repaired mine for me....

    Umbach, W W

    1410 Seafarer Dr
    Oriental, NC 28571

    good luck
  4. Thank you for the adresses. I'm in Canada - so, it doesn't matter where to send ( G.B. US or Germany). I'll contact them to find out the price, and if they have spare parts, etc. It seems to me that the rangefinder needs repairing.

  5. I service that camera

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