Repairs of Classic Cameras

Discussion in 'Classic Manual Cameras' started by classcamera, Nov 20, 2007.

  1. Hello,

    I realize this is against policy to post adds here, however since I get regular
    plugs from this site, I thought some people might find this of interest. Here
    is my brand new web site:

    Yea, I know I spelled rollei wrong, but you people would be shocked at how many
    domain names use the correct spelling. On the contact page there is a picture
    of me, for those that have done business with me, but have never met me. You
    will know why I stay behind the camera.
  2. I've sent Mark 3 cameras and been very pleased with the results, responsiveness, and price. Highly recommend.
  3. My dad left me a leica camera in the 1960s and I seldom used it. The last time I must have used it was in the 1970s. Ever since then I have just kept it inside a bag and have not touch it ever since. I'm not sure but I believe this is an M2 series, bayonet type! I'm not into camera unlike my dad but he has passed away a long time ago.

    So I was just wondering if you know of a reputable repair shop in the Philippnes or in Hongkong or even Singapore where I can send it for a check up and repair?

    Thank you.

  4. Why not try a roll of film? It my not need any repairs. If it ain't broke, don't fix it.
  5. Yes, what he just said. If I may add, do not, I repeat, do not change the shutter speed dial until after you have advanced the film and cocked the shutter.
  6. Nice Going Mark. Good to see you have a site to visit.

    BTW, Mark has been the one with the patience to get all my beloved Zeiss Ikon Nettars ticking as they should. I'm sure he cringes every time he opens his email and sees my name..."YEEKES, not another one of those!!!" And always a fine job is done.
  7. Good luck, Mark. I hope you can keep it going. My local repairman (and friend for over 30 years) is having a very rough time getting enough work to pay the bills.
  8. Just curious, what's your average repair time currently? My local guy is running about 3 weeks, just wondering if that's industry average.

    He seems to be pretty busy, but he's also branched out into digital cameras and camcorders (although his affinity is for film cameras).
  9. Hello,

    Repair time varies by how busy I am. When it is slow it could be days, and when it is busy, you may forget that you own the camera. Most of the time though it is two weeks or less. One thing to keep in mind is that I am spending time with each camera that comes to me, there are no highly paid (or under paid for that matter) assistants here. So your camera does get the personal touch.


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