On 9/21/2015 I was fortunate to meet the great Harry Fleenor at Oceanside Camera Repair
in Manhattan Beach, California. Over the years I've spoken to him from time to time, and sent him my Rolleiflex cameras for repair. He's the real deal. And his repair office didn't disappoint. He's got all the tools -- and straight from Rolleiflex, too. In 1966 he graduated from camera repair school, and moved west from Michigan I think, with his lovely wife and kids -- his wife works with him and logs in cameras, handles paperwork, and a lot more. I felt a little foolish, okay make it a lot foolish when he informed me that the focusing screen on my spare 2.8f was installed (by me) upside down. Doh! While I waited, Harry fine-tuned the focusing on this camera, and checked the speeds and exposure meter, which were spot-on. Here are some photos of the legend. The bottom photo shows Harry checking out my new book, Never Seeing Nothing
: which is kind of cool because without his great CLAs, I couldn't have taken the shots.