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  1. #11

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    Re: Advice on Camera Repair Estimate

    The lack of forward tilt on a Technika III is no problem. You just tilt the extendable back.
    Wilhelm (Sarasota)

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    Re: Advice on Camera Repair Estimate

    Quote Originally Posted by Bill_1856 View Post
    The lack of forward tilt on a Technika III is no problem. You just tilt the extendable back.
    You can drop either the back or the front but that in no way makes up for the lack of forward tilt. When you tilt from the back you change image shape. When you drop the bed then the camera dictates camera position, not the photographer. You really can't replace the lack of the forward tilting lens board. Fortunately that is on all of the later models.

  3. #13

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    Re: Advice on Camera Repair Estimate

    Frankly, buy a different camera.
    Kevin Taylor
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    Re: Advice on Camera Repair Estimate

    Hey Bob!

    At the moment I live in Denver - I'll be moving to Austin, TX for work this March.

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    Re: Advice on Camera Repair Estimate

    Good call out, Bill!

    I haven't used the tilt as much as I would like - it's something to consider if I"m looking into a new camera but wasn't a deal breaker when I bought this years ago.

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    Re: Advice on Camera Repair Estimate

    Thank you, Kevin! I appreciate your input

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    Re: Advice on Camera Repair Estimate

    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Salomon View Post
    You can drop either the back or the front but that in no way makes up for the lack of forward tilt. When you tilt from the back you change image shape. When you drop the bed then the camera dictates camera position, not the photographer. You really can't replace the lack of the forward tilting lens board. Fortunately that is on all of the later models.


    Ah yes, that would cause a bit of distortion it sounds like.

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    Re: Advice on Camera Repair Estimate

    buy Chinese bellows from ebay for tech 3 - 100 bucks, install yourself...

    then shoot with the camera until you find a parts tech 3 with the parts you need for like 100-150

    swap parts

    you're good for another 25 years

  9. #19

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    Re: Advice on Camera Repair Estimate

    Quote Originally Posted by DrTang View Post
    buy Chinese bellows from ebay for tech 3 - 100 bucks, install yourself...

    then shoot with the camera until you find a parts tech 3 with the parts you need for like 100-150

    swap parts

    you're good for another 25 years
    Unless he needs boards, ground glass, Frenels or repair parts. And he still doesn't have front tilts. So why waste money on a quick fix?

  10. #20

    Re: Advice on Camera Repair Estimate

    The CLA for the shutter sounds about right. I would order the bellows from one of the vendors that specializes in making them and install them yourself. It's not that difficult. Would save a bunch of money to put toward more glass.

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