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Mamiya 7ii parts availability
Old 12-14-2017   #1
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Mamiya 7ii parts availability

Mine took a fall, resulting in a cracked rangefinder window (front piece of glass) and misaligned rangefinder. I took it to a well-regarded Japanese camera repair specialist here in NYC in early October and they quoted me to replace the entire upper assembly since just the rangefinder glass is not available/replaceable. I am still waiting on the repair. They say the parts are available but take a long time to get because they are coming from Japan.

Does anybody have concrete information about US distribution for parts for legacy Mamiya cameras? Is there a known issue with the supply chain? I understand that for the repair shop deals with the distributor, who then has to go to Mamiya directly and this takes some time, but is two months' wait a bit excessive?
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Your asking a rangefinder forum about 2 months being too much. People wait sometimes over a year to get they’re repairs back..
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Your asking a rangefinder forum about 2 months being too much. People wait sometimes over a year to get they’re repairs back..
Going on 3 months but I'm not in a hurry.

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If it's really just the front glass, are you sure you want to leave this with people who charge you for a huge repair and bringing in parts form Japan instead of just making one from a sheet of appropriate glass?
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Try asking Bob Watkins - he's a long-time expert in Mamiya 6/7 repair:

https://www.precisioncameraworks.com/mamiya/

https://www.precisioncameraworks.com/contact-2-1/
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Try asking Bob Watkins - he's a long-time expert in Mamiya 6/7 repair:

https://www.precisioncameraworks.com/mamiya/

https://www.precisioncameraworks.com/contact-2-1/
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If it's really just the front glass, are you sure you want to leave this with people who charge you for a huge repair and bringing in parts form Japan instead of just making one from a sheet of appropriate glass?
I had not considered fabricating the glass myself. I might be able to pull off cutting the glass, but installing it is probably beyond my expertise. I'll try Bob at Precision.

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