Contax Repair in Toronto?

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  1. Jeff L

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    Anyone know of good Kyocera Contax repair around Toronto? My guy seems to have vanished.
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    Jeff
     
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    College and Yonge corner, go westward along College around 100 meter, north side. Look for camera repear.
     
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    Two long shots, one longer than the other:

    Kyocera Mita(Mississauga)
    905 670 4425
    They may have some info on service for legacy products.

    Harry's Pro Shop
    416 538 6520
    Brian's been in the photo biz for ages and likely knows if the GTA repair guys he uses can service Contax--worth a call.
     
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    Thanks. I will walk by College and Yonge and see what's there.
    -also-
    I never thougt of asking Brian at Harry's -I will.
    I sent an email to Winball - a Nikon specialist - to see if he does Contax. anyone know him?

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    Winball does nice Nikon work but Contax? I wouldn't bet on it.

    Is DanielOB thinking of Kominek? Are they still running a bricks&mortar shop? Their site suggests otherwise:

    http://www.kominek.com/

    A US option is Essex Camera in NJ.
     
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    ...and if you keep walking another 50 metres down college, there'll be a mercatto on the south side--great pizza and paulaner pilsner on tap

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    two thumbs up for raymond fung a.k.a. winball. he does my nikons, well above expectations, a class of his own. he turned down my non-nikon request though
     
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    Last I checked, Kominek still did work, but you have to call and arranged for dropoff and pickup. The storefront is indeed closed.
     
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    That may be why he hasn't returned the email yet - or he's away.

    Nortown said they may be able to help me. They got the service contract when Kyocera quit making Contax and that part of the company shut down in Canada. They want to see it first (ofcourse) as they say parts are getting hard to come by. It's a very minor repair. The film roller/guide fell out of the film chamber. Not one on the back but on the camera. I have most of the part- a small piece is possibly still inside camera. I took out the batteries to avoid the possibility of a short.
    I do wish the Contax was still around. I got great and fast service from the Canadian service center in Mississauga and I love the cameras.
    Thanks for all the suggestions. I suspect alot of APUG members will be in the same boat. They're not making many new film cameras these days and service personnel and parts will not be as abundant as they once were - even from donor bodies.