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Old 5th May 2020, 04:14 PM
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I have been running round the forum looking for posts on camera repairs but not having much luck. Before I started this hike I had convinced myself there was a list that had been compiled that could be looked at and a repairer chosen. I do not know why I was so convinced of this.

Anyway I am looking for someone who can deal with Bronica kit. I have a surplus that needs to go but want it in good working order before it go's to new homes.

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Repairs or CLA's are expensive so it would cost you an arm and a leg, some dealers will check equipment before selling but used to have a technician in houseso it cost them very little but meant they could ask higher prices.

You wouldn't recoup the costs it's best to sell as is, do your own checks.

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Good question though.
I have made a strategic error, allowing a couple of items to sit on the shelf waiting for me to get around to fixing them. I have a Tele-Arton for my 5x4 and an XD7 body needing looked at. Last week I was exercising my shutters and discovered one of the 80mm lenses for my Mamiyas is sticking on the slow speeds. All of a sudden that's a fair repair bill. I should have done each one as it came up.

Is it worth fixing things? Certainly the LF and Mamiya kit is. For 35mm it's a tougher call. I have a lovely little Dynax 505 which is getting slightly temperamental, but I've got a couple of good lenses for it. For insurance I've just bought a Dynax 600Si with vertical grip in case it fails, for a Princely 19.00
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Looks like I may have to sort the repairs out myself hopefully I will not need any parts.
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Looks like I may have to sort the repairs out myself hopefully I will not need any parts.

Being realistic I had a CLA done ona Rolleiflex 3.3E2 just over 12 years ago that was 100 +VAT and a shutter service on a Yashicamat 124 and that was 50 + VAT. The Rolleiflex was and still is near mint, the lubricants had dried out after 50+ years of no use,I was given the camera as it no longer worked but it had had less than a dozen films through it, the owner had used his Minolta Autocord instead.

I've just had my Rolleiflex Automat MX bacjk from a full CLA/Repair and that was 120 + VAT but add postage as well just over 160.

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I have been running round the forum looking for posts on camera repairs but not having much luck. Before I started this hike I had convinced myself there was a list that had been compiled that could be looked at and a repairer chosen. I do not know why I was so convinced of this.

Anyway I am looking for someone who can deal with Bronica kit. I have a surplus that needs to go but want it in good working order before it go's to new homes.

Any suggestion?
Have you clicked on Links in the top bar and then Repairers in the list that comes up? Perhaps that is the list you were thinking of?

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From the FADU list Bill refers to I have used Black on White and Newton Ellis. I found each to very good and reliable, I would use them again.

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Thanks Bill that is what I was looking for.
Thanks Neil for the suggestions
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I have used Newton Ellis in Liverpool for a couple of repairs, once for a spring replacement in a Hasselblad lens and also for a totally jammed up Hasselblad. I found them to be excellent and will not hesitate to use them again.
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Thanks Bill that is what I was looking for.
Thanks Neil for the suggestions
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Barry has used Black on White recently for a service on his Fuji 6x9 and I know he was very pleased with what they did. When Barry sees this I'm sure he will add more.

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