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Recommendation wanted: Plaubel Makina repairer in the UK
Old 05-10-2017   #1
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Recommendation wanted: Plaubel Makina repairer in the UK

I've just had an email back from Plaubel, they've suspended service and repairs for the Makina 67s due to lack of demand. They're considering outsourcing but don't seem to be in any rush. Can anyone recommend any repairers in the UK or the EU that I could contact?
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Old 05-10-2017   #2
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This is disappointing twice over. First, because they're no longer going to service their cameras (although I understand the reasoning and can't blame them) and secondly because they discontinued service before settling on a outsourced solution. They should have continued servicing their products until securing a reasonable alternative for their customers.
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Old 05-11-2017   #3
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Has anyone ever used this guy on eBay? https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/201917602008 I messaged him - says he has 25yrs experience with Makinas but apart from that he's a man of few words.


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Old 05-12-2017   #4
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UK repairer

try Graham in London. ([email protected])
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Give Camserve in Sussex a call. They fixed the meter in mine a couple of years ago and it's still working today.
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Thanks to the last to for suggestions. I'll call them both.


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There's a guy on eBay called wizcam who used to have a repair shop in New York called Panorama Camera. He seems to have a few Makina viewfinders in stock and is confident that he can repair my camera. Has anyone here ever used this repairer?


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I've had a recommendation for his work now from another repairer in the US. So thinking he could be the man. By contrast I found some guys in the UK that can also replace the VF but sending to the US even with postage and customs etc is cheaper!


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Camera is back from the US. Brand new VF which is looking superb. Other issues appear fixed although I'm yet to run a test roll through to check the meter or compare it to my other meters and cameras. Will confirm that asap but so far a great experience bar the eBay global shipping program's idea of tracking. Took 2 weeks though so not too bad. Btw the repairer had the camera for a week or so then it was back on its way home.


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OK So that was Panorama Camera that did this work for you? Please follow up and tell us what you find after using it for a bit. There are not many repair people for Plaubel Makina cameras with experience.
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I will and I'm well aware of this. This guy seems to know his stuff but I don't want to commit until I've used it. I'm aching to go shoot some stuff but I'm so busy and trying to remodel my garden at the same time! I'll come back in a week or two though with more info.


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I'm inquiring with Wizcam about replacing some missing parts in my Makina III viewfinder. Frank Marshman made some parts, but it dosen't focus clear out to infinity. If Wizcam says he can do it, I may well give it a go.

The camera is well worth fully restoring.
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