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05-11-2017, 22:34
My wonderful little Retina II with its uncoated Heligon lens started to have a slightly hazed viewfinder. I love that little one much, more than my M4-P, and I would like to bring the finder back in shape.
Can that be serviced? Do you know where could I have it serviced in Europe?

05-11-2017, 22:49
If you can't find someone in Europe, Chris Sherlock can do it.


05-12-2017, 00:20
I thought of sending my Retina to him, I just wanted to know if there is any service like his in Europe in order to make shorter its trip around. It is most likely that my Retina will travel to Chris for a full CLA.

05-12-2017, 10:20
Contact Chris. Ask if yours is significantly different from the IIa. If you have the Type 014, then it looks almost identical to the IIa which I just tore down to do the RF cleaning and adjustment. It was very easy. His instructions are excellent and with a few basic tools (spanner and two small sharp screwdrivers, you can do all the work yourself.
Once I cleaned the rangefinder and viewfinder cover glass, the little Retina IIa has a RF that is about equal to my Leica M4.

Phil Forrest

05-12-2017, 11:29
I wouldn't send it anywhere but Retina Rescue, personally. I have a IIa bound for him myself.