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    Focal Point lens repair service (John van Stelten) is CLOSED

    saw this the other day and now my options for getting my Aero Ektar recoated have evaporated unless anyone knows another company performing this service. I knew I should have sent it in earlier....

    http://www.focalpointlens.com
    notch codes ? where we're going, we don't need notch codes.

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    Re: Focal Point is CLOSED

    Any reason given? I didn't see one on the site.

    Age?
    Retirement?
    Dwindling demand?
    No successor?


    Quote Originally Posted by Fred L View Post
    saw this the other day and now my options for getting my Aero Ektar recoated have evaporated unless anyone knows another company performing this service. I knew I should have sent it in earlier....

    http://www.focalpointlens.com

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    Re: Focal Point is CLOSED

    Quote Originally Posted by Randy Moe View Post
    Any reason given? I didn't see one on the site.

    Age?
    Retirement?
    Dwindling demand?
    No successor?
    Retirement / age. Seemed to have plenty of work. No successor.

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    Re: Focal Point is CLOSED

    There are other companies that can polish and recoat if you can remove the element you want coated. In the LA area.
    my black and white photos of the Mendocino Coast: www.jonshiu.com

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    Re: Focal Point is CLOSED

    Can anyone highly recommend another source for careful professional lens polishing and re-coating? I was under the impression that John at Focalpointlens.com was a singular specialist in this regard. I have a Wide Field Ektar that I was going to send him, but waited a bit too long.

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    Re: Focal Point lens repair service (John van Stelten) is CLOSED

    Check with Edmund Optics. I am sure they could do it, it won't be cheap probably, but this sort of work never is from anyone.

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    Re: Focal Point lens repair service (John van Stelten) is CLOSED

    A search for Edmunds turned up this. No knowledge of their quality or pricing.

    https://www.unitedlens.com/capabilities/

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    Re: Focal Point lens repair service (John van Stelten) is CLOSED

    I have a separation I want repaired and called Edmund. They said they only repair their own stuff. I contacted a rifle scope repair service (Parsons?) and they said they will repair separations, but I did not ask about recoating.

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