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    Parts for Chamonix 045n

    I have an original Chamonix 045n with walnut wood, vintage about 2007. Yesterday I was out with it and a tremendous gust of wind blew my tripod & camera over! Luckily it landed in fairly soft dirt. Unluckily, it bent and twisted the left rear hinge that holds the back to the bed. I was able to unbolt that hinge plate and using a vise and then vise + locking pliers reverse most all of the deformation. Camera is at least usuable. However, I'd like to buy a replacement part and possibly two. I checked the Chamonix website and didn't see anywhere for parts/service. Any ideas of how I can get this part?


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    Re: Parts for Chamonix 045n

    Argh. I attached the left plate and reassembled the back, and checked alignment I could see the right one was tweaked a bit too. I took it off, stuck it in the vise & twisted closer to straight with locking pliers. Alignment of the back is considerably better but I hope I can buy two of these hinge plates now.


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    Re: Parts for Chamonix 045n

    Quote Originally Posted by Two23 View Post
    Argh. I I attache the left plate and reassembled the back, and checked alignment I could see the right one was tweaked a bit too. I took it off, stuck it in the vise & twisted closer to straight with locking pliers. Alignment of the back is considerably better but I hope I can buy two of these hinge plates now.


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    Why not email them or Hugo?

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    Re: Parts for Chamonix 045n

    The Instagram account is very active and prompt to reply.

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    Re: Parts for Chamonix 045n

    An update. I got a PM from Hugo himself! He asked that I send photos of the part & camera, and he'll get a factory replacement part. All of this happened within four hours of my post. Is that great service or what! One more reason I'm very happy with the camera. Having parts available is a big advantage!


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