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    Any good lens repair service in UK?

    Hi!, I need to have the copal 1 on my 210mm symmar-s serviced, but it seems like I can not find any repair service for LF lenses around, does anybody have suggestions?

    Also, do you think it can be fixed? The problem appears on shutter speeds slower than 1/8th, sometimes the mechanism stops, other it just slow down and sometimes it moves erratically. On B and T works perfectly.
    Thanks to everyone who can help me!

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    Re: Any good lens repair service in UK?

    Ask here: http://www.lf-photo.org.uk/forum/

    I understand that the natives are friendly.

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    Re: Any good lens repair service in UK?

    The natives are friendly... and one of the things they will probably tell you is to try Black on White in Bristol. They certainly did a great job for me on a Copal 1 which KEH had lied to me about...

    www.bonwcameras.co.uk/

    Cheers

    David.

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    Re: Any good lens repair service in UK?

    There's also Newton Ellis in Liverpool, http://www.newtonellis.co.uk/. They have done good work for me.

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    Re: Any good lens repair service in UK?

    I have used Clock Tower Cameras in Brighton a couple of times for different cla/shutter repairs with good results. Most recently a synchro-compur 1 with erratic slow speeds that for good measure then completely jammed as well. Just over a week to repair it to as good as new, and the price I thought was very reasonable.

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    Re: Any good lens repair service in UK?

    If you're in the SE I've used both Protech in Sussex http://www.protechrepairs.co.uk/ and Graham Playford in London http://www.playfordrepairs.com/ to overhaul Copals. Both took a week or less and were good value (~60quid for a CLA as i recall...)

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