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    Shutter Servicing

    Hi,
    I just purchased a lens with a Copal 0 shutter that the owner says may need servicing. What type of servicing is needed for shutters on a periodic basis? Cleaning? Adjusting/checking speeds?

    Also, what are some reliable places to have such a shutter serviced and how much should I expect to pay? I live in the San Francisco Bay Area but am open to mailing the lens/shutter.

    Thanks,
    Vijay

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    Re: Shutter Servicing

    Hi, here is a link to a place in southern cal
    http://www.flutotscamerarepair.com/

    She is very good. It took about 2 weeks to service my shutter. You might email her to see how long it would take.

    Jon
    my black and white photos of the Mendocino Coast: www.jonshiu.com

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    Re: Shutter Servicing

    Quote Originally Posted by vijaylff View Post
    Also, what are some reliable places to have such a shutter serviced and how much should I expect to pay? I live in the San Francisco Bay Area but am open to mailing the lens/shutter.
    I get my shutters cleaned and serviced at International Camera Technicians in Mountain View. I usually end up paying around $150 for the shutters I bring in but these had not seen service in 40+ years. He usually takes around 2 weeks to complete the service but it depends on how many other lenses he is working on.

    -Darren

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    Re: Shutter Servicing

    More props for Carol at Flutot's. Great workmanship and great prices.

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    Re: Shutter Servicing

    Carol's turn around time continues to lengthen as more and more people use her fine service. However, her price is still amazingly low - far below the $150 quoted above.

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    Re: Shutter Servicing

    Yes, Carol will do close to 3 (Give or take a little) shutters for that price and they work very well.

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    Re: Shutter Servicing

    Thanks for the responses.
    -Vijay

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