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    Jeffery Dale Welker
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    Quality Light-Metric Closing

    I am sad to report that I spoke with George on the phone earlier today and he says they are "liquidating" next month after 53 years in business. I was hoping I did not hear him correctly. But he repeated that they are closing shop. Quality Light is iconic for me. Where will I send my meters now? Any recommendations and/or referrals would be appreciated.
    "I have this feeling of walking around for days with the wind knocked out of me." - Jim Harrison

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    Drew Wiley
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    Re: Quality Light-Metric Closing

    That's sad but inevitable news. Quite a long career.

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    Re: Quality Light-Metric Closing

    Sad news. Hopefully George is well and planning on a fun retirement.

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    Re: Quality Light-Metric Closing

    Perhaps George can suggest another repairer. It's frightening to thing that he might be the only one.

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    Re: Quality Light-Metric Closing

    Yikes, understandable but very not good news. I assume this means once my meter craps out I'm stuck buying a new, difficult to use, wildly over-featured and overly complicated thing.

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    Re: Quality Light-Metric Closing

    Is he selling his equipment. He must have some sort of standard illumination device for calibration and maybe a stash of galvometers and selenium cells as neither of those are repairable items and would be needed to 'repair' broken meters. Maybe service manuals for Sekonic and Gossen meters too.

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    Les
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    Re: Quality Light-Metric Closing

    Never thought it would come to this. That was a great place. Will have to keep my Spectra (no batt)....till the end of my time :>). Hope George can recommend someone....

    Les

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    Re: Quality Light-Metric Closing

    I was hoping he would find someone to take over the shop. I have dealt with him over several years; I'll make it a point to call him and wish him well.

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    Re: Quality Light-Metric Closing

    Quote Originally Posted by Renato Tonelli View Post
    I was hoping he would find someone to take over the shop. I have dealt with him over several years; I'll make it a point to call him and wish him well.
    This is a big loss to not just photographers, but to the motion picture industry as well. He was the go to guy for many cinematographers too. Theres no up and coming generation behind a lot of these old timers.

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    Re: Quality Light-Metric Closing

    Let's hope someone can step up and fill his place. His kind of service is rare and when you need it, essential. I'm hoping his retirement is because he wants to and not because the business is no longer viable.

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