Go Back   Rangefinderforum.com > Cameras / Gear / Photography > Gearhead Delights > Repair / Camera Care

Repair / Camera Care This is a good place to discuss the care and repair of your photo gear. You can share Do-It-Yourself repair and maintenance, as well as your recommendations for pro repairs. This new forum was created 4/1/07. PLEASE title your thread wisely, so others searching for a certain make of camera or repair person can find your thread easily!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes

Need repair recommendation for Bronica S2
Old 03-05-2017   #1
thambar
Shouldn't it be sharper?
 
thambar is offline
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Wynnewood, PA
Posts: 122
Need repair recommendation for Bronica S2

Have a Bronica S2 which I love. However, the focus on the groundglass differs from that on the film (from what I've heard, a not-uncommon problem). The camera likely could use a CLA, as it's been decades since it saw the inside of a repair shop). So 've my longtime repair wizard hung up his screwdrivers, can someone recommend a good person I'm North America for the job? Thanks, Jim
  Reply With Quote

Old 03-05-2017   #2
madNbad
Registered User
 
madNbad's Avatar
 
madNbad is offline
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Portland, Oregon
Posts: 383
Check with Authorized Camera Repair in Willow Grove. I have heard good things about thier work.
  Reply With Quote

Old 03-05-2017   #3
rick oleson
Ancient Wizard
 
rick oleson's Avatar
 
rick oleson is offline
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Lexington, KY USA
Age: 63
Posts: 357
This is indeed very common in the S2 and S2a. It is often blamed on the foam above the focusing screen deteriorating, and allowing a pair of leaf springs below the screen to lift the screen up off of its rails. However, I've encountered cameras that retained the problem after that possibility had been eliminated.

I believe a more likely cause is the fact that the mirror is attached to its metal base with foam tape, which also deteriorates with age - in this case allowing the mirror to settle downwards from its intended position. This creates a magnified error, because the mirror is now more distant both from the lens in front and from the screen above, so that the error is greater than the amount of displacement of the mirror.

I don't have enough experience with these to prove a positive cause and cure, but I do have enough experience to think that the mirror attachment is the main issue.
  Reply With Quote

Old 03-05-2017   #4
Vince Lupo
Registered User
 
Vince Lupo's Avatar
 
Vince Lupo is offline
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Baltimore, MD, USA; Toronto, Ont, Canada
Posts: 3,978
Frank Marshman / Camera Wiz in Harrisonburg VA.
  Reply With Quote

Old 03-05-2017   #5
Huss
Registered User
 
Huss is offline
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: Venice, CA
Posts: 3,553
Steve's Camera Repair, Culver City, California.
  Reply With Quote

Old 03-06-2017   #6
thambar
Shouldn't it be sharper?
 
thambar is offline
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Wynnewood, PA
Posts: 122
Thanks for your suggestions! Off to make some calls.
  Reply With Quote

Old 03-08-2017   #7
thambar
Shouldn't it be sharper?
 
thambar is offline
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Wynnewood, PA
Posts: 122
Any other suggestions for repair professionals? Unfortunately, Steve's Camera does not repair Bronica S2s, and I didn't receive a call back from Frank Marshman (though I loved his voice mail message!) I'd love to take up Rick Oleson's suggestion, but I'm far too klutzy to execute that move accurately. Thanks.
  Reply With Quote

Old 03-08-2017   #8
madNbad
Registered User
 
madNbad's Avatar
 
madNbad is offline
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Portland, Oregon
Posts: 383
If you don't mind shipping it across the country, Advance Camera Repair in Raleigh Hills, Oregon are very competent. They have several technicians and work on a variety of cameras. PM if you would like more information.
  Reply With Quote

Old 03-21-2017   #9
Evanjoe610
Registered User
 
Evanjoe610 is offline
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 101
Would anyone have a good source for repairing a Hasselblad 1000F body?
I think that the rear curtain has fallen off th rail.

ALSO I would need some to do a CLA of a Kodak Medalist II.

Having some difficulty with a repairmen to do both cameras.
may be I might have to send it separately?

Thanks in advance,

Evan
  Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 12:32.


vBulletin skin developed by: eXtremepixels
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

All content on this site is Copyright Protected and owned by its respective owner. You may link to content on this site but you may not reproduce any of it in whole or part without written consent from its owner.