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  1. Re: UK Lens repair and shutter installation for Cooke Aviar

    Thanks for this: I love the ad!

    The blades are misaligned and several are badly bent. Three are out of their sockets. I guess it could be all straightened out by a competent repairer. I donít see...
  2. Re: UK Lens repair and shutter installation for Cooke Aviar

    Thanks Martin. Yes I tried them but they said they couldnít do it. Newton Ellis too busy to take new business. S K Grimes are up for it but would be a large multiple of what the lens is worth. Hmm
  3. Re: UK Lens repair and shutter installation for Cooke Aviar

    Thanks Peter - that is good information. I was recommended (by Cooke) to try True Lens in the UK and am awaiting a response. It is feeling like a long shot to get this lovely optic back in commission...
  4. Re: UK Lens repair and shutter installation for Cooke Aviar

    Thank you. I'll give them all a try. I'm a bit surprised that the UK doesn't seem to have at least one specialist like S.K. Grimes. We've had more than 150 years to create a few!
  5. UK Lens repair and shutter installation for Cooke Aviar

    Reaching out for tips on a specialist large format repair service in UK (ideally). I have a lovely TTH Cooke Aviar 8 1/2" f6 lens with a mangled iris. If the aperture mechanism can be fixed that...
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