apology upfront. I have to admit that this is my first post and I'm after something! All I can hope is that It might help someone else out too.
I'm after any new information anyone might have on spares for Fuji rangefinders, specifically a GW 6x9 III. I have tried a search on this forum and tried to follow the leads but without success. Fuji UK tell me that parts for these cameras are few and far between and have moved all their servicing to another company , The Camera Repair Workshop. They in turn say that they have very few parts and cannot help without having the camera in for service and somewhat to my shame I have asked them more than once about this. Emails to European Fuji addresses bounce as do one to the US. Fuji UK also suggested www.japanexposures.com
but they only seem to have accessories rather than spares. They do have some other interesting stuff though.
What I need are couple of easily replaceable external parts mainly for cosmetic reasons. I have part numbers from the Fuji service manual which I obtained from www.camerabooks.com
. Interestingly one of the most recent posts here is after exactly the same part as me; the spirit level cover. I have only had the camera a few weeks and have just lost this piece which is really irritating. What I can't believe is that there really aren't any parts anywhere. Many of the parts of the MKIII are common to the MKII, ( the service manual is combined) and probably the earlier cameras and they made many thousands of them. I wonder if there is a source in Japan?
Anyway, any suggestions would be appreciated. It's a nice camera. When I bought it I hoped to smarten it up a bit cosmetically anyway with some parts and now really would like to at least replace that spirit level cover as it has become an obviously missing part.