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    Copal 1 shutter repair

    I have been informed SK Grimes in the Northeast no longer repairs Copal shutters. Can anyone recommend a reliable repair facility for Copal shutters ??
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    Re: Copal 1 shutter repair

    Steve, hi

    Zack's camera repair in Providence

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    Re: Copal 1 shutter repair

    That's sad news. A couple of years ago SKG announced they would repair only Copal shutters, but I see on their web site that they've stopped CLA service from last October. I've never used Zack's for shutters but have had Michael do other excellent work for me over the years. I've used both Carol Flutot in CA and Frank Marshman in VA in the past, as well as (occasionally) SKG. Carol can sometimes be slow, check with her before sending a shutter, and Frank has been making noises about really really retiring but as far as I know he hasn't done so yet. I've seen Paul Ebel (WI?, MN?) mentioned online but have never used his services. I don't know if Bob Watkins in the Chicago area does this kind of work.

    None of these folks is exactly young, which could prove to be as big a future problem as the lack of spare parts.

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    Re: Copal 1 shutter repair

    Carol, at least to me, is v. reliable....she resurrected my Ilex (totally toast).

    Les

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    Re: Copal 1 shutter repair

    The problem with doing shutters is parts.

    I used to do them, but stopped several years ago because parts are not available.

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    Re: Copal 1 shutter repair

    I think SK has been sending this stuff to zacks for a few years....

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    Re: Copal 1 shutter repair

    See post number 11 here: https://www.largeformatphotography.i...ing-work/page2, reporting that the technician at SK Grimes who did the CLA's died last fall. I'm guessing that was Joel.

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    Re: Copal 1 shutter repair

    Here is someone who CLA my SEIKO, and is CLAing my Copal.

    Bill Rogers
    1938 Valley Dr.,
    Las Vegas, NV 89108

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    Re: Copal 1 shutter repair

    Quote Originally Posted by David Lindquist View Post
    See post number 11 here: https://www.largeformatphotography.i...ing-work/page2, reporting that the technician at SK Grimes who did the CLA's died last fall. I'm guessing that was Joel.

    David
    Joel's a machinist and, I b'lieve, part owner. They employed a number of shutter technicians.

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    Re: Copal 1 shutter repair

    Thanks very much for all the input.

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