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Old 03-02-2009   #41
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Another satisfied Sherry Krauter / Golden Touch customer!. I accidentally dropped my 50 F2 Summi (on the Brooklyn Bridge no less, must have been the beer....). The lens sustained no external damage, but the focusing was stiff. Based upon this thread, I sent it to Sherry. 1 week and $95 later (including shipping) I had what looked to be an unscathed lens. I cannot tell if from new, either physically or the end result, looks and works as new. Very, very satisfied...
Yeah, Sherry rocks! Very knowledge person. She did a hell of a job with my Summitar. When I got it back it was like a brand new lens. I'm sending in my M6 to have her take a look to make sure the rangefinder in still in alignment, since I've dropped the camera twice, but has seemed fine, and my shutter speed dial is kinda stiff seems like something got in there.....I have full faith that the job will be done right.
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Old 03-15-2009   #42
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For those in SF Bay Area there is Manfred Mueller at ICT Camera in Mountain View:
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Mountain View, CA 94041
Open: Mon-Fri 11 AM-6 PM
Tel: (650) 961-5825

Manfred has been repairing cameras since 1950; first 10 years in Germany and since 1960 in USA. He CLAd my Leica M3 last month, took about a week, and he was very happy himself to make it work as new. Highly recommended.

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Old 04-14-2009   #43
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Steve Choi at Steve Camera in Southern California. Check out his site, http://www.stevecamera.com/ He CLA'ed my M2 and a couple of old lenses, and I am completely happy with his service.
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Old 04-22-2009   #44
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Aside from Lee Cho Tat, who else is there in Hong Kong that will do a good job with Leica Ms?
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Old 05-08-2009   #45
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Gerry Smith is really, really good and very fast. Also a nice guy to deal with.
In total agreement with this recommendation. Gerry does excellent work.
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Old 05-08-2009   #46
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For the Aussies out there, Peter at Accurate Instrument Servicing did an awesome job on my IIIc. Rebuilt the shutter, did a CLA, and other little fixes. All up it took about 3 weeks to send the camera and get it back.

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Old 05-13-2009   #47
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LHSA keeps a list. I think a sticky over here is a good idea. http://www.lhsa.org/repair.html
I can't access that link. Perhaps it is now:

http://www.lhsa.org/resources/repair...s/default.aspx

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Old 05-24-2009   #48
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My vote for Sherry Krauter. She cla'd all of my lenses last year. When they came back, they were smooth as butter. Really beautiful and better than new.
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Old 05-25-2009   #49
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Keep it close to home. I like Gerry Smith. Funny thing, when I called Germany for help and they found out I was in Toronto, they instantly said take it to Gerry. Good enough for me...
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In Argentina (Downtown Buenos Aires), the best Leica tech is:
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CameraTechs in Seattle does a nice job.

2034 NW Market Street
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Old 06-10-2009   #52
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My repair person list is a short one: Don Goldberg.

He's not a repair person per se,but...has anybody heard from Morgan Sparks of Camerleather lately? My emails remain unanswered as he has had my Nikon S for several months now and no communication about its status. Thanks for any information you can share.
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Old 07-06-2009   #53
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Steve Choi in Culver City, CA......He has done miracles for me! So far I have been amazed by his quality work and fast turnaround time.
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Old 07-07-2009   #54
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They did an excellent and speedy repair on a light leak I had on my TTL M6. If you are a pro user in need of a fast turn around they will pull out the stops to try and accomodate.

Unfortunately they're also a Leica dealer and it's a dangerous place to be if you have a credit card in your wallet!
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Old 07-29-2009   #55
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Anybody heard of of Camera Repair, 100 Amor Ave
Carlstadt, NJ 07072. Besides repair, they also sell used equipment and include a CLA in the price.
http://www.camerarepair.com/
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Old 07-31-2009   #56
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Anybody heard of of Camera Repair, 100 Amor Ave
Carlstadt, NJ 07072. Besides repair, they also sell used equipment and include a CLA in the price.
http://www.camerarepair.com/
It's the same repair shop as Essex Camera Services -- someone associated with the shop sells used equipment too.

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Old 07-31-2009   #57
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Yuri's repairperson (of Fedka) is very good. I wrote to Yuri about going on vacation and needing the lens CLA/Collimation done quickly. He quoted me 3-4 days repair time. The lens was actually worked on and completed the day after receiving it, and sent back the day after. He was also awesome and kept me informed of every step in repair, and even personally tested the lens out after repair!
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Old 08-23-2009   #58
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hi guys,

pretty nice thread! any good (reasonable price) repair person in south east asia? i need to send my m4-p for a CLA just to make sure she is fine.. no major problem just want her to look awesome and prefectly smooth in use and an old/user summarit 1.5 LTM. needs some cleaning or recoating.. i've contacted john at focalpointlens but they're close for a week i think. do they repair leic M bodies as well? help!

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Old 10-08-2009   #60
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Based on what I'm reading here Essex Camera in NJ seems to be the logical choice. I recently emailed them about a Canonet QL17 with a stuck shutter and they quoted me 90.00 for cleaning and repair of shutter. Very fair price I think.

I'm emailing Sherry now about a Leica CL with busted meter...
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Old 10-12-2009   #61
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Hi Youxin Ye phone # please
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Old 10-12-2009   #62
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Use email, it is more polite, precise, and easier to understand. It's the old farts that don't use email that bug me. What am I supposed to do, fax them?

Youxin is the champ, he is fast, reasonable, and good. Perhaps an exotic problem is out of his realm but I trust him to tell me so.

Maddox is also good. DAG just takes forever and is very expensive, so I would only turn to him for exotica, like replacing SL prisms and the like.
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Old 11-10-2009   #64
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For the Leica Repair in Europe, I would recommend Ottmar Michaely in Germany ( Ehringshausen). Any leica repair guy that Leica AG trusts to dismantle an Ur Leica or rebuild the Leica Museum Cameras better be good.
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Apart from that, he is avery nice guy to deal with too,
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I can definitely recommend Malcolm Taylor, He CLA'd both my Leica IIIf Red Dial and my IIIg. well worth contacting for repairs in the UK

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Old 11-19-2009   #67
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He's not a repair person per se,but...has anybody heard from Morgan Sparks of Camerleather lately? My emails remain unanswered as he has had my Nikon S for several months now and no communication about its status. Thanks for any information you can share.
That would drive me crazy. Hope it works out.
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Old 11-19-2009   #69
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Switzerland: Claudio Fabio in Oberrieden near Zurich. He managed to clean the prism in my M3 when I was afraid it was separation or desilvering.

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Thumbs up Kindermann of Ontario.

Hats off to Gerry Smith at Kindermann.

Gerry has done a CLA and service on my M3 recently. Great communication and a camera that now feels and operates like it probably did when new.

A minor (but invisible) repair to the vulcanite below the lens housing has the camera looking at it's best again.

I am very happy with the results.

The whole transaction, from me sending the camera to Kindermann and Canada Post returning it to my home address, took approximately 4 weeks. It wasn't cheap, but then again I didn't want a cheap job done.

The camera should now be good for a few more years, with the proviso that if there should be any problems during the next year with the work they performed, they will deal with it.
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I can definitely recommend Malcolm Taylor, He CLA'd both my Leica IIIf Red Dial and my IIIg. well worth contacting for repairs in the UK

Best wishes

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Second this as he's just given my M3 its first service in 50 years and everything is beautifully smooth and the viewfinder is spectacular.
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Great thread! Anyone have any recommendations for a CLA of a Canon 50mm 1.2? Preferably close to Scandinavia
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Great thread! Anyone have any recommendations for a CLA of a Canon 50mm 1.2? Preferably close to Scandinavia
Will van Manen in the Netherlands, if that's close enough
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Has anyone used Eddy Smolov for Leica repair? This is just a question.
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Will van Manen in the Netherlands, if that's close enough
Thanks! That will do nicely! Dropped them a mail asking for cost etc
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Quick question/observation.

These guys who are doing Leica servicing must be fast advancing in years. Are there new upcoming ones? Does Leica have some sort of educational programme that allows new people to apprentice on how to fix their cameras?
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+1 on stickerization (sp!) and put in the sidebar or someplace easily accessible from the home page.
It'll be extremely handy if you're traveling.
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Old 04-12-2010   #78
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Guys...what about here in Japan? I know there is a Leica shop in Ginza, but they might be expensive. Any reliable and affordable Leica technicians in Japan? Tnx.
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Old 04-15-2010   #79
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One more for Steve Choi at stevecamera.com. He did a very fine job on two M6 TTLs and made my 35 Lux feel new again. The Lux was bought after having a recent CLA from Youxin Ye, but the aperture ring was really dry and loose, with lots of play. Sorted.

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Don Goldberg (DAG) the (finest kind) Performed a multitude of services for me over the years on Leica Lens and bodies. He is without equal in the field of Leica lens, body repair and custom fabrication. He is most accommodating when requesting an expedited service.
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