A salute to Jim Galli

Discussion in 'Large Format Cameras and Accessories' started by bobfowler, Jan 14, 2006.

  1. bobfowler

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    I came home from shopping with my wife this afternoon to find a box on my doorstep from Jim, a wonderful old 10" B&L Petzval! Jim, I don't know HOW you got it here so fast, but my hat is off to you sir!
     
  2. Frank Petronio

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    Likewise, Jim sent me a pretty Fuji seemingly overnight even while he was away over Xmas. Hard to beat dealing with him.
     
  3. jd callow

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    As good as his shipping is, his product, customer service and knowledge is better.
     
  4. Pete H

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    Yes, I'll add my word for that lovely 240 mm G-Claron which arrived in Norway quickly, well-packed, and in great shape. Thanks Jim!
     
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    Likewise from me - also in Norway. International shipping from him seems to go much faster than from others?
     
  6. robsoe

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    Me too, paid caltar pro s 300mm on saturday pm, received it on monday. Don't you enjoy weekend, Jim? :smile:
     
  7. Shmoo

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    Add me to the "We-Love-Jim-Galli" Club. I bought a 305 mm G-Claron from him which he mounted onto a lensboard for me and sent it out pronto. The lens is my new favorite and is soooooooo clean.

    S
     
  8. Aggie

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    Ditto with three lenses I have purchased from Jim. Used I go to Jim first rather than someplace I don't know the people. Jim I trust 100%! He's a damn fine person as well.
     
  9. Paul Sorensen

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    Let me pile on here as well. Jim got me a nice shutter for a very reasonable amount for my 210 G Claron. I was fretting about having to spend a pile on a new one or a scratched lens on eBay. The shutter he got me even had the correct aperture scale and was all ready to go! Thanks Jim!
     
  10. John Bartley

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    Yeah - the only part about Jim that I don't like is that he won't share the location of his lens mine :smile:. He probably knows that I still have all my old gold mining gear standing by, ready to go for when he slips up :D.

    hehehehe

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  11. Dorothy Blum Cooper

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    President's Day, so the post office is closed :sad: I can't wait to get my new (ugly) lens!!! Hopefully tomorrow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Can't wait to see Jim Galli's magical lens put into action!!!
     
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    Thanks John. Very much appreciated. Yes at first I thought I would leave APUG and not look back. But that is not the case. Many loyal friends here. Perhaps even a silent majority?? In any case, more than deserved! Thanks. Jim
     
  13. MattCarey

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    If I can join in the circle here and add--from where I sit, Jim adds a lot more to APUG than lenses and shutters (even the 8x10 WA lens and the really big shutter I got from him). He adds a level of enthusiasm that is infectious.

    The core of a site like this is members with an obvious love of the subject. Luckily, this site has a number of people who fit that description.

    Matt
     
  14. John McCallum

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    That's what counts for me ...
     
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    What a love fest we have going here. I couldn't agree more with everything that has been said. I only have three lens for my 4x5 and they ALL came from Jim. Whenever he has something to say I listen.

    g
     
  16. BrianShaw

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    I haven't bought anything from Jim, never been to one of his free workshops, nor do I really even know him... but I'm starting to become quite fond of him based on what I've read. That "luv'n feeling" is quite contagious!
     
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    My Protar VII from Jim is a peach too. While Jim made the unpardonable sin of selling an original '29 Ford roadster, I say we let him live and sell us more lenses.
     
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    He Really Knows the postal system, He was able to mail to me a Huge box for $5.40 cents and it was here in 2 days. Sick. I pay 12 bucks on large flat rate box the one he sent was 2 times the storage and he spent $5.40, Jim is very special and very smart man!
     
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    I am jealous because I do not have the budget to buy his lenses right now.
     
  20. mhcfires

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    He must have quite a collection. How he ever uses them all is beyond me. :smile:
     
  21. Rayt

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    I agree. Excellent customer service! Thanks again Jim.