Camera repairs Melbourne?

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  1. NeRv

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    Hey, I'm new to APUG along with film. As I have just brought myself a Rolleiflex 3.5E and would like to know a shop that can service the camera. Any places you can recomend that has had experience with Rollei's, would be helpfull. I'm in Melborune and can't wait to put a roll of film through it.

    Shane.
     
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    Sorry, I don't know anything about Melbourne camera shops, but welcome to APUG!

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    I'll second Shutterbox and the Camera Exchange also do repairs inhouse. I've had good service from both.
     
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    Thank you for the fast replies, I will send it into Shutterbox.
     
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    I have had experience with the Camera Clinic, the Shutterbox and Nagami Camera Sevice. I'm very happy with Nagami who fixed my OM4 mirror problem for about a third the price the others wanted.
     
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    Welcome to the forum Shane. I've used the Camera Clinic a few times for large format optic work and have been very satisfied. I haven't tried anyone else yet.
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    Greets from another APUG forumite! :tongue:
    My niece had her ancient Canon A1 SLR serviced at Michaels Camera House 3 weeks ago and it was a $95.00 / 12 hour turn around (!). That's certainly an improvement on the usual quoted "4-6 weeks" turnaround in most places, but I agree with others here that Camera Clinic in Collingwood (has done servicing for me) and Camera Exchange are all in the top-notch.
     
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    camera repair melbourne

    vintech the camera service centre is a repair centre in melbourne that i have used to service my equipment.
    they are on the corner of lonsdale and elizabeth street.
     
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    For a moment I thought you were talking about Michaels, but now I realise that Vintech is in the building on the opposite corner.

    My only experience is with Shutterbox in Hartwell. I had my Rolleiflex 2.8F CLA'd and shutter replaced there about 3 years ago. They treated it like my baby and it hasn't missed a beat since. Also a much more convenient location than the CBD - for me anyway :smile:.
     
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    I just got my Rolleiflex 3.5 back from Shutterbox (the shutter died, while watching/shooting a falconry display in Locarno.... sigh) - anyways, they appear once again to have done a fine job!

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    Reviving this thread....

    Just dropped off my Rolleiflex 2.8E Type 1 to Vintech.

    Quoted $385 ex. GST for a full strip-down CLA on the camera.
     
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    Never used them, I will be interested in a follow up after you get it back. How long before you get it back, give or take?

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    Hi Mick,

    Just to update my post above, I just got them back yesterday.

    Did a basic quick check, they've done a stripped down CLA, my glasses are fungus free now and my focus screen is so much brighter now.

    Will shoot a roll or two today to see the focusing and film transport spacing are off or not.

    Stay tuned!

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    Three and a half weeks, pretty good; better than pretty good if the camera works well.

    Mick.
     
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    Very late reply, got the scans back from lab. tested close focusing and varies shutter speeds, I am happy with the outcome.

    only one thing i want to pick on is the advance crank is a bit stiff compared to my other TLR, but i can live with that. =)

    Cheers,
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    Fabulous outcome.

    Mick.

    Ps: Which lane is the second shot with the Marshall unit in?
     
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    It was shot at Hosier Lane, someone left it there. I move it under shade and just took this shot while I can test the closet focusing. I just say at 2.8 pretty happy with the result.
     
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    Im pretty sure Michaels on Elizabeth st do repairs. Have a decent reputation
     
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