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Older 35mm fixed-lens rangefinder repairs?
Old 06-26-2019   #1
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Older 35mm fixed-lens rangefinder repairs?

I have various circa-1960 Japanese fixed-lens 35mm meterless rangefinder cameras that need CLA.

Repairmen I have used in the past for these are no longer available.

Need recommendation for someone - a forum member perhaps - that currently services such cameras at modest cost.

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Old 06-28-2019   #2
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I bought a fully serviced Olympus RD from Zack's Camera Repair in Providence. I'm very happy with the camera and with the CLA he performed on it.
http://www.zackscamerarepair.biz/
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Old 06-28-2019   #3
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Try Dave Easterwood, davescamera.net
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I have various circa-1960 Japanese fixed-lens 35mm meterless rangefinder cameras that need CLA.

Repairmen I have used in the past for these are no longer available.

Need recommendation for someone - a forum member perhaps - that currently services such cameras at modest cost.

TIA,
Chris
Contact Bergen County Camera in Westwood, NJ and ask for "camera repair." They use two repairmen; one had performed CLA's on several cameras of mine including an Olympus 35 RC. Outstanding results.
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Old 08-18-2019   #5
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Frank Marshman is my go to guy for almost everything besides Leica (DAG). He's done a lot of work on my Fuji 645 folder, several Mamiyaflex TLRs, and various sundry other cameras. At the moment he has my Plaubel Makina W67 that he's fixing the meter for. I would give him a call or email him.


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I have various circa-1960 Japanese fixed-lens 35mm meterless rangefinder cameras that need CLA.

Repairmen I have used in the past for these are no longer available.

Need recommendation for someone - a forum member perhaps - that currently services such cameras at modest cost.

TIA,
Chris
One of the saved sellers I have on ebay is someone who goes by the handle "rolleifanatic35", who sells both Rollei 35's and other fixed lens compacts of the same era. I recently purchased an Olympus 35RD from him and it is in fantastic condition, with a cleaned finder, excellent rangefinder, meter calibrated to a currently available battery and is fully accurate, etc.

Here are his current offerings. Maybe you should contact him and see if he services cameras for others?

https://www.ebay.com/sch/rolleifanat...88.m1543.l2654
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If you mean leaf shutter type then if you are willing to have a go, they are not too complex.
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