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U.S. CLA for 35RC
Old 11-14-2008   #1
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U.S. CLA for 35RC

Hi,

This is my first post on this forum. I just acquired a 35 RC via auction. I enjoyed shooting my first roll with it enough that I'd like to get it CLA'd. I know it needs at least the following:

- new seals
- fixing the rangefinder alignment (I can get the images to coincide on the horizontal axis but the vertical one is out of whack)
- converting it to use currently available batteries
- testing/fixing/adjusting of the meter

I found zuiko.com thanks to some searching of posts here. Are there other repair shops to consider for this?

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Vijay
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Old 11-14-2008   #2
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Nope. Zuiko.com (John Hermanson) is the only person I'd trust with Olympus 35mm equipment. I have shot OM cameras since I was 8 years old and John has done a better job than Olympus's own repair department on my gear. He's cheaper too, though your camera is so old Olympus won't fix it anyway.
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I've not had a camera fixed by John yet (although I'm planning to send one of my Oly 35-S f/1.8 cameras to him to fix soon) but I have communicated with him, and he has been very accommodating to me as far as trying to schedule a time to send him my camera.
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Old 11-15-2008   #4
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Essex Camera in NJ did a very good job with my Olympus 35 RC last month.
Cleaning the rangefinder and viewfinder makes a big difference.
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Old 11-16-2008   #5
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Thanks for the responses, folks.

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Essex Camera in NJ did a very good job with my Olympus 35 RC last month.
Cleaning the rangefinder and viewfinder makes a big difference.
I also recommend Essex. Work is excellent, costs are reasonable.
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Old 11-18-2008   #7
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I've had great experiences with both John at Zuiko and Essex. Call each for price quote and turnaround time and base your decision on your needs. They're both great.
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Old 12-04-2008   #8
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I've been servicing Olympus since 1977 (and one of the first cameras I trained on in Woodbury NY was the 35RC). John, www.zuiko.com
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