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    Where should I send my Copal shutters for a CLA?

    I’m in the US, and have several shutters that need a good service.

    Thanks


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    Re: Where should I send my Copal shutters for a CLA?

    Any decent camera repair shop should be able to do the work for you if they are still willing to service mechanical shutters. A routine leaf shutter service is a rather basic skill to a camera tech.

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    Re: Where should I send my Copal shutters for a CLA?

    Quote Originally Posted by BrianShaw View Post
    Any decent camera repair shop should be able to do the work for you if they are still willing to service mechanical shutters. A routine leaf shutter service is a rather basic skill to a camera tech.
    Thanks. I’m hoping to get a recommendation.

    Cheers,

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    Re: Where should I send my Copal shutters for a CLA?

    Bob Watkins
    Precision Camera Works
    2121 Lohmans Crossing Rd
    STE 504-769
    Lakeway, TX 78734
    847-470-3350

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    He is working on my Cambo 650 Wide currently (SK 65/5.6 SA lens CLA), and has repaired my Nikkor W 210/5.6, and Linhof cameras prior.

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    Re: Where should I send my Copal shutters for a CLA?

    Quote Originally Posted by darr View Post
    Bob Watkins
    Precision Camera Works
    2121 Lohmans Crossing Rd
    STE 504-769
    Lakeway, TX 78734
    847-470-3350

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    He is working on my Cambo 650 Wide currently (SK 65/5.6 SA lens CLA), and has repaired my Nikkor W 210/5.6, and Linhof cameras prior.
    He used to be a half hour from here a few months ago


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    Re: Where should I send my Copal shutters for a CLA?

    Quote Originally Posted by nbagno View Post
    He used to be a half hour from here a few months ago


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    You must be in California. He recently moved to Texas.
    I have sent gear to Illinois, California and now Texas for Bob to fix and service.
    It is getting harder to find a repair service for CLAs.
    Hasselblad in NJ just did a CLA on my CFi 60/3.5, but only a few V components they still repair.
    Could have sent it to David Odess, but Hasselblad NJ got it out a month or two quicker.
    Bob has had my Cambo Wide for a couple of months, but now it is getting worked on next week.
    Might have a rush service, I don’t know.
    Hope you get your shutters serviced!

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    Re: Where should I send my Copal shutters for a CLA?

    I haven’t talked to them in a couple of years and you might want to call them. Steve’s Camera Repair in Culver City, CA did great work for me in the past.

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    Re: Where should I send my Copal shutters for a CLA?

    Quote Originally Posted by nbagno View Post
    Thanks. I’m hoping to get a recommendation.

    Cheers,

    Ned


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    Try Zacks Camera Repair. he has done fast and excellent repairs for me in the past, including a leaf shutter.

    https://zackscamerarepair.com/

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    Re: Where should I send my Copal shutters for a CLA?

    I have used both Zack's and Bob Watkins. The latter CLA'd my Copal 3 earlier this year. I must have gotten lucky -- it was back to me in less than a week.
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    Re: Where should I send my Copal shutters for a CLA?

    As far as I know, Carol Flutot is still servicing shutters.
    I'd go to her first for any LF shutter I need serviced. She's done great work on everything I've sent.

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