cla old lenses - who does it?

Discussion in 'Antiques and Collecting' started by studiocarter, Feb 24, 2009.

  1. studiocarter

    studiocarter Member

    Messages:
    274
    Joined:
    Dec 19, 2008
    Location:
    Pittsburgh
    Shooter:
    ULarge Format
    Hi, I have several really old camera with lenses that almost work well. Kodak Pony Primos 4 & 6 4x5 and 5x7 and a Kodak No.1D 5x7.
    Who could I have service those lenses?
    Thanks.
     
  2. athanasius80

    athanasius80 Member

    Messages:
    641
    Joined:
    Dec 22, 2004
    Location:
    Huntington B
    Shooter:
    Multi Format
    Lenses or shutters? If shutters, a lot of people are happy with Flutot's.
     
  3. diser

    diser Member

    Messages:
    20
    Joined:
    Jul 21, 2008
    Shooter:
    Medium Format
    I wonder why they don't work on Hasselblad...
     
  4. Fotoguy20d

    Fotoguy20d Subscriber

    Messages:
    1,234
    Joined:
    Jan 23, 2008
    Location:
    NJ
    Shooter:
    4x5 Format
    Carol serviced a rim-set Compur for me last year and did a great job - very pleasant to talk to, helpful, and the shutter works great again. But, I thought she was scaling back her workload (or stopping altogether) for health reasons. If she's still taking new work that would be great. Last post on this thread was mid-2008:

    http://www.apug.org/forums/forum44/48198-flutots-camera-repair.html

    Dan
     
  5. nemo999

    nemo999 Member

    Messages:
    279
    Joined:
    Jul 20, 2008
    Shooter:
    35mm
    If it is actually the glass that needs work, the answer is that most repair people will take a lens apart in groups and clean it, very few will strip optical groups down to individual elements, and those that will do this will be very expensive.
     
  6. Venchka

    Venchka Member

    Messages:
    692
    Joined:
    Sep 9, 2006
    Shooter:
    35mm
    Let's not start any rumors. Carol is accepting work. She CLA'd a shutter for me last fall, Oct.-Nov. Go to her web page, Flutot's Camera Repair. Follow her instructions exactly. She will take your shutters and make them like new again.

    Studiocarter: You will need to remove the lenses-shutter assembly from the lens boards and then remove the lens cells from the shutter. Send the shutters to Carol Miller at Flutot's Camera Repair. GOOGLE will show you the way. Follow Carol's instructions for sending her your shutters.

    There are others who repair old shutters. Essex Camera, perhaps? I'm sure others will post names to follow up. GOOGLE will help in your search.
     
  7. naeroscatu

    naeroscatu Subscriber

    Messages:
    887
    Joined:
    Oct 15, 2004
    Location:
    Newmarket On
    Shooter:
    Multi Format
    I emailed her last Apr-May I think and I got my name on a waiting list. Carol took my order sometime in Aug and did a very good job. That gives you an idea of the waiting time.
     
  8. Fotoguy20d

    Fotoguy20d Subscriber

    Messages:
    1,234
    Joined:
    Jan 23, 2008
    Location:
    NJ
    Shooter:
    4x5 Format
  9. studiocarter

    studiocarter Member

    Messages:
    274
    Joined:
    Dec 19, 2008
    Location:
    Pittsburgh
    Shooter:
    ULarge Format
    Thank you so much. I'll email or call and get on the list.

    Now I can buy some more old lenses ha ha
     
  10. r-brian

    r-brian Member

    Messages:
    617
    Joined:
    Feb 25, 2003
    Location:
    Albuquerque,
    Or you can try Paul Ebel. I highly recommend him, and so does Jim at Midwest Photo.

    Paul Ebel Lens Services, 420 21st Street North Suite #2, PO Box 141, Menomonie WI 54751
    Tel. (651) 335-8759 email paulebel44@yahoo.com
     
  11. Venchka

    Venchka Member

    Messages:
    692
    Joined:
    Sep 9, 2006
    Shooter:
    35mm
    Thanks for adding to the list of repair choices!
     
  12. Chazzy

    Chazzy Member

    Messages:
    2,950
    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2004
    Location:
    South Bend,
    Shooter:
    Multi Format
    I wish that this thread could be transferred to the camera repair and building forum, so that it will be easier to see recommended repairmen all in one place. Actually, an article summarizing what repairmen are good at what makes of cameras or tasks would be really helpful, if someone wanted to go through the posts and compile it.
     
  13. seawolf66

    seawolf66 Member

    Messages:
    169
    Joined:
    Dec 31, 2006
    Location:
    outside bost
    Shooter:
    Multi Format
    studiocarter : You mean you something like this that needs some love :[lol]
    enjoy
     

    Attached Files:

  14. John Koehrer

    John Koehrer Subscriber

    Messages:
    6,464
    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2004
    Location:
    Montgomery,
    Shooter:
    Multi Format
    The 'blad shutters are partially dependent on the camera to function. IE:cocking and firing the shutter whereas a leaf shutter is self contained with those functions being external.
     
  15. studiocarter

    studiocarter Member

    Messages:
    274
    Joined:
    Dec 19, 2008
    Location:
    Pittsburgh
    Shooter:
    ULarge Format
    Exactly! I really am taken by them. My new darkroom is now finished and two shutters are away getting fixed up. Then I'll order some goop to put onto glass and start shooting.
     
  16. studiocarter

    studiocarter Member

    Messages:
    274
    Joined:
    Dec 19, 2008
    Location:
    Pittsburgh
    Shooter:
    ULarge Format
    http://www.apug.org/forums/forum147/59896-cla-shutters-listing-who-does.html#post766152

    OK, let's move 'em over there.