Go Back   Rangefinderforum.com > Cameras / Gear / Photography > Classic Film RangeFinders & Other Classics > 120 / 220 film RF's

120 / 220 film RF's 120 / 220 format rangefinders including Fuji, Koni-Omega, Mamiya Press, Linhof 6x7/6x9 cameras, Mamiya 6/7 among others, but excluding the 120 folders and the Voigtlander 667 cameras that have their own forums.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes

Repair Service For My Linhof 220
Old 07-25-2013   #1
d.keljikian
Registered User
 
d.keljikian is offline
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 42
Repair Service For My Linhof 220

Hello All,

I have a Linhof 220 that has a slight vertical misalignment in the rangefinder as well as needing the frame spacing serviced (I often lose part of the first frame when leader is properly set, or part of the final frame when I advance a bit past the proper mark).

I always load and unload the insert with the camera's shutter cocked and with the film tensioned (no loose leader). I am also gentle and deliberate with the advance mechanism (never let the advance lever spring back freely on its own). These can be the potential causes for transport problems.

This week I took the camera to Nippon here in NYC where I live and they declined to work on either problem ("too complicated").
I love this camera and would appreciate your help in finding quality service for this wonderful tool.

Thanks in advance.

Doug
  Reply With Quote

Old 07-25-2013   #2
x-ray
Registered User
 
x-ray's Avatar
 
x-ray is offline
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Tennessee USA
Age: 70
Posts: 4,625
Great camera. I used one in the mid 70's.

Contac HP marketing. They're the distributor in the US and can direct you to the Linhof repair service. I understand Martin who was the repair person at Marflex ( Linhof service ) just died. I seem to remember HP is shipping repairs to Germany at the moment.

When I owned Rollei SL66's I sent them to Koh Camera. There's it much more complicated than an SL66 but they always came through with the fix.
  Reply With Quote

Old 07-25-2013   #3
Crazy Fedya
Registered User
 
Crazy Fedya's Avatar
 
Crazy Fedya is offline
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Lon Gisland
Posts: 993
Jimmy Koh is in Bellmore on Long Island. He is factory trained Rollei technician.

http://kohscamera.com/
__________________
Regards,
Sam.
  Reply With Quote

Old 07-25-2013   #4
Oren Grad
Registered User
 
Oren Grad is offline
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 267
Quote:
Originally Posted by x-ray View Post
Contac HP marketing. They're the distributor in the US and can direct you to the Linhof repair service. I understand Martin who was the repair person at Marflex ( Linhof service ) just died. I seem to remember HP is shipping repairs to Germany at the moment.
What HP will tell you is that Nippon Photo Clinic is the new authorized repair center for Linhof in the US, taking over from the late Martin Arndt (Marflex). Since they're evidently not interested, you might try Bob Watkins. He'll shortly be going to the Linhof factory to be trained in cutting cams, but more generally is an excellent technician with lots of experience with medium and large format cameras.

EDIT: Here's the link for Bob's shop:

http://www.precisioncameraworks.com/
  Reply With Quote

Old 07-25-2013   #5
x-ray
Registered User
 
x-ray's Avatar
 
x-ray is offline
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Tennessee USA
Age: 70
Posts: 4,625
I think Jimmy was connected with Bronica service at one time. He has a camera shop and repair service too. I've had him do major work on both Sl'66 bodies, Leica and Hasselblad. I'd trust Jimmy with a 220 if I had one. Having a great de of experience using the 220 I can't imagine it's anywhere near as complex as the SL66.

Contact Linhof in Germany and send it over yourself. You know they know how to fix it.
  Reply With Quote

Old 07-26-2013   #6
d.keljikian
Registered User
 
d.keljikian is offline
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 42
Thank you very much everyone. Since neither Linhof (Germany) nor Nippon (NYC) will service this camera anymore, and KOH no longer does any repair work, I will contact Mr. Watkins today and let you know if I've found my fix.

I do not post much on this or any forum but I visit RFF daily. I never cease to be amazed by the range and depth of knowledge in this warm and spirited community.

Best,
Doug
  Reply With Quote

Old 08-10-2013   #7
kram
Registered User
 
kram's Avatar
 
kram is offline
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: South Wales, UK
Posts: 486
Off topic slightly, how heavy is the linhof 220, more than 2kg?
  Reply With Quote

Old 04-13-2017   #8
GarageBoy
Registered User
 
GarageBoy is offline
Join Date: May 2013
Posts: 768
Anyone have any luck?
  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 03:35.


vBulletin skin developed by: eXtremepixels
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, 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.